ACTE Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of ACTE. It is responsible for association governance, strategic planning, financial oversight, and management of organisational performance. The ACTE Board is composed of business travel industry executives from across the globe. Directors represent all seven ACTE Regions (Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and the United States). All Board Directors are ACTE members. 

For information about serving on the ACTE Board, the Nomination Process, and the ACTE Nominations Committee, click here
Board PositionFull NameTitleCompanyCountry
PresidentLori O'ConnellSenior DirectorPricewaterhouseCoopersUnited States
TreasurerDirk BaertsChief Operating Officer, H.I.S.-Merit Travel Group and President, MeritBizMeritBizCanada
At-LargeSteve SittoSenior Manager, Global Travel, Mobility & EventsTeslaUnited States
At-LargeAlison TaylorSenior Vice President, Global Sales & DistributionAmerican AirlinesUnited States
At-LargeCindy Van der ElstGlobal LeaderHoneywell Meeting & Event SolutionsBelgium
Board Member - EuropeGeert BehetsHead of Global Travel, Meetings & Fleet ManagementUCBBelgium
Board Member - Latin AmericaAline BuenoDirector, Sales & Account Management HRS - Global Hotel SolutionsBrazil
Board Member - Middle East and AfricaMohammed HalawiDirectorFirmenich FZ LLCUnited Arab Emirates
Board Member - AsiaDerek HoRegional Vice President, Global & Strategic Sales - Asia OceaniaJapan AirlinesHong Kong, SAR of China
Board Member - ACTE Centre ChairKurt KnackstedtChief Executive OfficerTroovoAustralia
Board Member - AustralasiaSonya LowryAPAC Regional Travel ManagerAstraZenecaAustralia
Board Member - United StatesCatherine SharpeDirector, Global TravelIllinois Tool WorksUnited States
Board Member - StrategicJohnny ThorsenVice President, Global Travel Strategy & PartnershipsMeziUnited States
Executive DirectorLeigh BochicchioExecutive DirectorACTEUnited States