Loren Christie will move to BestCities Global Alliance as managing director, effective July 1.
He takes over from Lesley Williams, who led the BestCities team for three years.
In his new role, Christie will oversee BestCities’ operations, prioritising the alliance’s focus on legacy and sustainability to advance the global impact of meetings events.
Christie brings to the position over 25 years of experience in travel, tourism and business events. He has held various leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Destination Toronto, and has spent 20 years in broadcast television. During the past three years, he has built a consulting business that provides project management and solutions for the hospitality, travel and tourism industries, with a focus on legacy, impact, and promoting equity, diversion and inclusion.