Our Board

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President and co-Founder of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) as well as Executive Director and the inspiration behind the European...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Spain. She is Doctor in Contemporary History by the University...
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Kingdom
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Kingdom
Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of international experience. Her expertise bridges industry and...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters in Cultural Management at the International University of Catalonia. The official Master has two lines...
Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism program. She is regularly invited to speak in conferences as...
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Jorge Bernández – Spain
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 currently based in Paris, developing his work for...
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University (USA), Master´s at Rutgers...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Professor – University of Bergamo Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible of Tourism Lab, professor of Marketing and Tourism Marketing and researcher in ‘Management of Tourism Industries’ at the...
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...
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
IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, (GMIT) and lectures in Food & Beverage skills and service, Hotel &...
Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll is the Head of European Programmes & International Relations at the Catalan Tourist Board and representative coordinator of Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy. Her...
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Strategic Advisor for the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in Northeast Brabant, she is responsible for the strategic agenda and the development of good living and working environment within the...
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