Leigh Cowlishaw is joining Advantage Travel Partnership and business travel arm WIN Global Travel Network as interim global supplier partnership director.

The redefined global role covers the overall supplier partnership aspirations for Advantage Business Travel both in the UK and Globally, according to the consortium.

She will continue as managing partner of Black Box Partnerships, a business travel, meetings and events consultancy.

Advantage chief executive Julia Lo Bue-Said said: “We are delighted that Leigh has accepted the position of global supplier partnership director whilst we recruit for a global business travel director.

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“Leigh is a trusted industry individual and is well-versed in accommodation, meetings and business travel both on the domestic and global stage.

“We are confident working alongside the rest of the business travel and WIN management team in what will be a year of transformation for the business that Leigh’s passion and expertise within the industry and business travel environment will significantly contribute to driving forward our overall business travel proposition and global footprint.”

Cowlishaw, a former director at Capital Travel and Events, added: “With my experience in leading supplier management functions, customer executive sponsorship and account management, as well as creating and implementing propositions for accommodation and meetings programmes, I look forward to leading the team and developing the business travel growth and vision.

“I am very glad to be a part of a consortium that is continuing to evolve and show innovation and commitment to its partners.”