SITE GB announces new co-presidents for 2025

Susie HarwoodBlog

The SITE GB board has announced that Deborah Crosswell and Joe O’Connell will be stepping up to the role of co-presidents in 2025.

They will take over from Anthony Kelly and Leigh Butterfield who will stand down at the end of 2024 but remain on the board as immediate past presidents.

Since January 2023, the chapter has been led by co-presidents Kelly and Leigh, who with the support of the board, have seen the chapter achieve its largest membership level since inception and attract a record-breaking attendance at the now-renowned Annual Christmas Lunch in 2023, raising over £26,000 for industry charity Meeting Needs.

Crosswell, client relationship director at creative communications agency Top Banana, and O’Connell, founder and CEO of growing events agency Black Book, are both currently serving as directors on the board and between them bring many years industry experience to their co-presidency.

“We are delighted to be taking the reins from Anthony and Leigh and look forward to working with the board to build on their strong legacy and continue growing and developing the SITE GB chapter,” they said.

“It’s been a privilege to be serve as co-presidents of SITE GB over the past 18 months, during which there has been many highlights for the chapter. There is still plenty of work to do before the end of the year, and we’re looking forward to continuing to lead the board as we deliver more fun and inspiring events for the UK incentive travel community over the next few months,” added Kelly and Butterfield.