Our Board

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Executive Director of IGCAT Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT and Executive Director of the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award. She is also European coordinator for the global...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Executive Administrator of IGCAT Eva Canaleta is the Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Spain...
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Arab Emirates
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Arab Emirates
Director – SeaStar Consultancy Dr. Edith M. Szivas is Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Director of the Masters in Arts and Cultural Management – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters...
Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Program manager – Creative Tourism Network Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism program. She...
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Director at Cultural Organisations Jorge Bernárdez has more than 17 years of work experience in the cultural and artistic management field, out of which seven years as executive director. He is...
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Professor – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo Carlos Fernandes is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He obtained...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Professor – University of Bergamo Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible for Tourism Lab at the University of Bergamo, she is an agregate professor of Marketing and Tourism Marketing, a...
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Media Cultural and Literary Consultant, Publisher, Researcher, Writer, Policy Analyst, Producer, Educator – National Commission for UNESCO/Network of Non-Governmental Organisations of...
Ilona Sares – Finland
Ilona Sares – Finland
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo, with rural area SMEs entrepreneurs to find new ways for survive in co-operation. Creative Tourism...
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
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 – Canada
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Canada
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 – Thailand
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect Link Consulting Group Dr. Jutamas holds her PhD from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She has now...
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Lecturer at College of Tourism & Arts, GMIT Jacinta Dalton is an IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, (GMIT)...