The Travel Retail Consortium has elected Sharon Edwards, International Key Account Manager for Kurate International as its new Chairperson, effective 1 October 2023.

Sharon takes over from Martyn Westbury, who has been Acting Chairman since April 2023. She says: “I am honoured to take on the role, and alongside the TRC members, we look forward to 2024 and further customer events. I would also like to thank Martyn for covering the role for the last few months.”

The TRC was set up in 1971 as an organisation that represents a tight-knit community of travel retail industry executives (past and present). The TRC will continue its work to create an inclusive platform for members to share their point of view and meet up for regular meetings and social occasions.

The TRC is looking for a range of new category members, so do get in touch directly to join via:

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