AWTE Member

The AWTE Benevolent Committee Members


Aphrodite Burton, Chair
m: 07775 584 725 / e: 

I have been a member of AWTE since 1988. At the time, I was working for the Hotels division of the Rank Organisation. My Sales and Marketing career in the Hotel Industry, specialising in Conferences, Meetings, Events and Exhibitions has been challenging and rewarding and I still enjoy it very much.

In 2006, I joined the AWTE board as Events Director, then Treasurer of AWTE Benevolent and since April 2012 Chair of AWTE Benevolent.

I am committed to and enjoy my work and meeting people. I find it extremely rewarding working with charitable organisations and helping people in need. I have been involved with a number of charitable organisations and was, for 13 years, the Chair of MICE (Meetings Industry Charity Event), organising themed events for 5/600 people in London, raising money for various charities, including Macmillan Cancer Relief, Childline, Barnados, Guide Dogs, Cancer Research as well as many others.

AWTE Benevolent really do want to help our members, in so many ways and I am delighted to head up our committee.


Hoda Lacey, Secretary/Officer
m: 07736 772 896/ e:

Most of my working life has been spent in the travel industry, working both in the UK and overseas, in a broad range of positions up to Board level Director.

With a Masters Degree in Organisational Development and workplace Psychology I believe that a happy workplace breeds good people, good products, good processes and increased motivation, I am also a qualified coach and organisational stress consultant and consult with both private and public sectors. As the travel industry “agony aunt” for over 10 years, I am passionate about resolving differences amicably.  My book “Powerful Win/Win Solutions, is largely based on my experiences in the travel industry and is a guide for many in conflict management.

I have been a member of the AWTE since the mid 80s.  I joined the Benevolent Committee because I have seen for myself the distress caused by losing a cherished job, or going through a phase of ill-health and want to help. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, singing, colouring, painting and gardening.


Barbro McAusland, Treasurer
m: 07944 630160 / e:

I have had a great career in the travel industry, both in the UK and as Director of VisitSweden, with responsibility for the promotion of Sweden in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, the USA and Ireland.

In work, I deliver bespoke projects for clients, including regional tourist boards, hotel groups and regional development companies. Offering extensive experience, networking and energy to organisations who wish to develop their travel and tourism proposition, I also serve on the board of several travel and non-travel organisations.

I am very dedicated to ensuring the future success and growth of the AWTE Benevolent. I have been a stalwart supporter of women in business generally and in the travel industry in particular and as the longest-serving member of AWTE as well as past chair of the Association. We will support and help when we are needed.


Maggie Dobson, Trustee
m: 07768 881 601 / e:

My background is in marketing and PR, starting with a 20th century art book company I formed in the 1970s.

I’m a Trustee of AWTE Benevolent and have found it rewarding helping members through the ups and downs of life.   I was previously on the committee of the International Federation of Women’s Travel Organisations (IFWTO) to which AWTE was affiliated.

When I am not working my interests include spending time with my two sons and their families, amateur singing with a local choir, gardening, painting, making books and calligraphy.   I fundraise for Medicin Sans Frontier for children in Syria and for the homeless near my home in Hammersmith, west London.



Ziva Werber, Officer      

m: 07768 210 700/ e:

Previous to starting my own company, I was based in London for Kenes Tours Europe. (Conventions) , Sonesta Hotels & Dan Hotels of Israel as European Sales Director. While In Israel I was with Concord 55, & Intertours as Assistant Manager, for Incoming groups, and Eilat Charters as well as T.W.A  Airlines At Ben Gurion airport. Now, I offer Consultancy services To the Travel Trade &Travel Related organisations in the U.K. and Europe, Representation, Marketing ,Product Training & press PR.

I have had a wide and varied past in the industry, have a superb network of clients and colleagues and I speak  English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish & Polish. As an active member of the AWTE I felt I could lend my services to supporting the board and our members by taking a position on the committee and am delighted with our progress.

When not at work or helping our members with the AWTE Benevolent committee I enjoy theatre, classical music, opera, ballet, reading, & gourmet cooking.


Teresa Brain, Trustee    m: 07930 109 111 / e:




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