Our Board

Dr. Diane Dodd
Dr. Diane Dodd
Executive Director of IGCAT – Spain Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT and Executive Director of the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award. She is also European coordinator for...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont
Executive Administrator of IGCAT – Spain Eva Canaleta is the Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar...
Dr. Edith Szivas
Dr. Edith Szivas
Director – SeaStar Consultancy, United Arab Emirates Dr. Edith M. Szivas is Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton
Director of the Masters in Arts and Cultural Management – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya – Spain Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of...
Caroline Couret
Caroline Couret
Program manager – Creative Tourism Network – Spain Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism...
Jorge Bernández
Jorge Bernández
Director at Cultural Organisations – Spain Jorge Bernárdez has more than 17 years of work experience in the cultural and artistic management field, out of which seven years as executive...
Carlos Fernandes
Carlos Fernandes
Professor – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo – Portugal Carlos Fernandes is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi
Professor – University of Bergamo – Italy Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible for Tourism Lab at the University of Bergamo, she is an agregate professor of Marketing and Tourism...
Dr. Kris Rampersad
Dr. Kris Rampersad
Media Cultural and Literary Consultant, Publisher, Researcher, Writer, Policy Analyst, Producer, Educator – National Commission for UNESCO/Network of Non-Governmental Organisations of...
Ilona Sares
Ilona Sares
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo – Finland Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo, with rural area SMEs entrepreneurs to find new ways for survive in co-operation...
Dr. Jordi Tresserras
Dr. Jordi Tresserras
Director of LABPATC – Laboratory of Heritage, Creativity and Cultural Tourism Since 1999, Dr. Jordi Tresserras is Academic Coordinator of Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism and the...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova
Dr. Lidia Varbanova
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in Canada, Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. She works as a consultant, educator and researcher...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect Link Consulting Group – Thailand Dr. Jutamas holds her PhD from Lincoln University, New...
Jacinta Dalton
Jacinta Dalton
Lecturer at College of Tourism & Arts, GMIT – Ireland Jacinta Dalton is an IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of...