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Jennifer Jenkins joins Worldspan board with association remit

Jennifer Jenkins has joined the board of directors of Worldspan.

Jenkins joins Worldspan with more than 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as chair of the industry trade association EVCOM (Event & Visual Communications Association).

Appointed as a board director, Jenkins’ role will be to support and drive growth across all business segments; creative, digital, event, production & association; but with a specific focus on expanding the agency’s specialised association services.

On starting her new role, Jenkins said: “I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting, dynamic business that I have long admired for its total commitment to both client and team success. Worldspan’s association management & PCO team have built a strong pedigree in the association market, and I am looking forward to creating growth and new opportunities”.

Jason Wilcock, chairman of Worldspan, added: “Adding Jennifer’s experience to the Worldspan team is incredibly exciting and is key to our plans for future expansion, particularly as we move towards celebrating our milestone 50th year in business in 2022.

“We’ve known Jennifer for many years and she has always impressed us with her vision, advocacy and commitment to our industry, as well as championing the career development opportunities that the industry holds, particularly for new starters in the industry.”

The appointment comes as Worldspan has just hailed a second consecutive year of strong growth against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, as the agency saw increases in both turnover and pre-tax profit in 2019.

Turnover rose to £6.5 million in the year ended 30 June 2019 from £6.3m in 2018, according to accounts filed at Companies House. And pre-tax profit increased from to £301k from £207k in the same period.

The strategic report accompanying the accounts said that the agency achieved sales growth in most of its business segments last year, driven by both new client business and increased activity within its existing client base.