Team spirit is at the heart of what we do
Spectra’s 25-strong team is made up of the industry’s brightest talent, with energetic, empowered staff working out of both our London and Edinburgh offices.
Find out more about our staff and their expertise by clicking on the grid below.
Wendy Moffatt, CITP
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Wendy spent many years living and working in tourism in Paris before returning to England to take up her first job in the incentive travel industry. She joined Spectra in 1984 and acquired 100% ownership of the company with her late husband John in 1994. Wendy is a long standing member of SITE, of which she was Global President in 1999. She founded the Brain Tumour Research Campaign in 2004, since when she has worked tirelessly to raise funds for the charity (over £2.75 million to date) and to promote awareness of the national need for more brain tumour research funding. A creative knitter with a wardrobe full of wonderful woolly creations, Wendy, who enjoys classical music, gardening and visiting her friends in France, shares her home with two Siamese cats.
Wendy is based in London.
Paul Miller, CIS CITP
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Paul’s first service sector job after graduating in hotel and catering management was four years in service in the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace. After a brief stint abroad, he entered the incentive travel industry in 1988, joining Spectra in 1996. As Managing Director, Paul manages the day-to-day running of the company and oversees financial control. Paul was formerly SITE President (2014), President of the Great Britain Chapter 2006 and Chair of the SITE International Conference in 2008. Married with three sons, Paul loves creating a show-stopping garden display every summer and making music – his first album “Meeting of Minds” was released in 2010.
Paul is based in London.
Frances Wyatt, CIS
Director of Sales and Marketing
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Frances joined Spectra in 1996, having spent nine years in the London hotel industry and 12 years with another Destination Management Company. Her passion for what she does and her country is evident from first contact and throughout the early communications. Frances enjoys client and suppliers relationships, creating the right event for every client and developing ‘firsts’ with the ever growing exciting list of venues and activities on offer. Responsibilities include the sales and marketing of Spectra, offering support and direction on proposals, site visits and programme development. Her favourite things to do when not working are spending time with her family and entertaining family and friends at home. Frances is a member of SITE and MPI.
Frances is based in London.
Graeme Dowie, CIS
General Manager (Scotland)
+44 (0)131 523 1416
As General Manager in Scotland, Graeme’s passion is introducing Spectra’s clients (new and old!) to the unique experiences that his homeland has to offer. Having worked for a small DMC in Ireland for 14 years he’s used to a hands-on approach from researching new products & creating proposals right through to programme delivery. Since joining Spectra in July 2010, the excitement of discovering new properties, venues, attractions and experiences around Scotland continues to rub off on clients and colleagues alike. An active SITE member, he’s completed his CIS & his CITP certification is next. Away from work, Graeme enjoys travelling, sampling malt whiskies, entertaining friends and trying to understand his new smart phone but can be most often found curled up with the new Iain Rankin or Patricia Cornwell novel – using his gym membership card as a bookmark.
Graeme is based in Edinburgh.
+44 (0)20 8601 2424
Alan has been in tourism since 1992. Having previously held a number of managerial posts both in London and abroad, he joined Spectra in 2009 along with his European team. Alan is responsible for new business development and maintaining relationships with key European clients and is a long standing member of SITE. In his younger days, Alan was the lead singer and bass guitarist of cult band The Planets with whom he toured the world – amongst the many venues he played, the Cavern in Liverpool and the Royal Albert Hall were his favourites. He still enjoys great music, but has ditched the rock and roll lifestyle to focus on developing the Spectra brand across the world.
Alan is based in London.
Judith Prentis, CIS
Director of European Operations
+44 (0)20 8601 2424
Judith who joined the Spectra team in 2009, focuses on the European market. She brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked with clients from all over the world on a wide range of projects, ranging from Funeral Directors’ meetings to the Tour de France. Having studied French and Italian (back in the 80s!) she feels privileged to have a job which can still be SO much fun, where she can learn about different cultures from all over the world, whilst promoting her own. Outside work, she enjoys her art lessons, world cinema and overseas travel and throughout the year, she shows a very keen interest in world cuisine!
Judith is based in London.
Mark Wareing, CIS
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Mark has been in the hotel and travel industry since leaving college, way back in the mists of time. He started working in hotels before switching to the world of Destination Management in 1986, a time when mobile phones were like bricks and the typewriter and telex were the height of technology! Mark, who joined Spectra in 1996, predominantly operates in Scotland, which is his passion and loves creating and implementing programmes North of the Border – any excuse to put on the kilt! When he is not organising events or away in Scotland he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys. He also enjoys music, theatre, gardening, cycling and training with his eldest son in Jujitsu/Krav Maga.
Mark is based in London.
Rebecca Tubey, CIS
Head of Event Operations (London)
+44 20 8601 2411
Rebecca heads up the London based Operations team and brings with her a wealth of travel and international event experience, having organized a variety of events worldwide, including a 3,000 person global conference in Miami. With over 15 years sales experience and having previously managed travel agencies in both New York and Australia, Rebecca enjoys meeting new people, networking and building relationships, especially through her SITE membership; her free time is spent dressmaking, going to see live music, scuba diving and listening to David Bowie (although not always all at the same time!).
Rebecca is based in London.
Rachel Homer, CIS
+44 (0)131 523 1416
Originally from the North East of England, Rachel couldn’t wait to move to Edinburgh, a city she fell in love with during numerous family holidays. Fast forward a few years (ok, a few decades!) and Rachel is relishing helping clients and visitors discover all that Edinburgh and Scotland offers. Rachel has a passion for gin, rugby, the colour pink and spreadsheets!
Rachel is based in Edinburgh.
Pamela Laycock, CIS
Head of Logistics
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Pamela has been in the industry for more years than it is polite for a girl to mention! She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Ireland and the UK as a guide with groups of many different shapes and sizes. She has worked for DMCs in London and also many ‘outgoing’ agencies planning meetings and events throughout the world, as well as the UK. Pamela qualified as a London Blue Badge guide in 1990 and has had a love affair with the city ever since. She has also enjoyed a long and happy relationship with Spectra as both a guide and a member of the office team. Outside work, Pamela enjoys being the mother to a teenager, various assorted four legged furry creatures, assorted scaly creatures, campanology (the study of bells and bell-ringing), the outdoors, being an eternal optimist and studying for another degree!
Pamela is based in London.
+44 (0)20 8601 2420
Rachel has worked in an Event Producer/Manager Capacity attaining 13 years plus experience of event delivery and milestone wins on premier projects in London. Her involvement spans the full project life cycle from planning, resourcing, implementation and hosting for some of the world’s biggest recording artists, personalities and corporate brands. Rachel enjoys listening to all types of music, reading, keeping fit and baking gluten free cakes, she also plays the guitar and piano.
Rachel is based in London.
Kate Benzine, CIS, CITP
Business Development Manager
+44 (0)20 8601 2400
Kate joined Spectra in 2012 with a fresh head and a passion for organising everyone and everything around her, teamed with a love of London and its ever-evolving sights and venues which, with her bubbly personality, enable her to create lasting relationships and creative programmes that reflect the needs of Spectra’s clients. As current President of SITE Great Britain Young Leaders, Kate enjoys bringing industry professionals together and supporting up-and-coming talent in their workplace. In her spare time you can find her at the cinema, the theatre, enjoying the company of her friends and family or planning her next travelling adventure with a gin & tonic in hand!
Kate is based in London.
Joshua Shearman, CIS
+44 (0)20 8601 2417
Joshua brings to Spectra experience and knowledge of working within travel and five-star luxury hotels. He grew up in the Middle East and the US and then graduated from the University of Surrey, having studied Hotel Management. Joshua then successfully joined and completed Dorchester Collection’s Management Graduate Programme, which led to him being part the team managing the front office at The Dorchester. Joshua now joins Spectra seeking to bring the same level of detail and tailored service to each client along with expanding his industry network through SITE.
Joshua is based in London.
Stephanie Williams, CIS
+44 (0)20 8601 2404
Since graduating from university with a Performance and Media Studies degree, Stephanie held positions in Television but soon discovered a passion for travel and experiencing new places and cultures. This led her to fulfil her dream as long-haul Cabin Crew, travelling the world for a living! Alongside her flying career, Stephanie worked in the promotions team and worked on many creative projects from Product Launches to International Press Conferences. In 2016 Stephanie undertook a career overhaul and has since completed an Event Management Diploma, joining Spectra with over 8 years events experience. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys long walks, holidays and has a penchant for Spanish movies. She is a keen cook and likes to try out new recipes and is competing with friends in a ‘Come Dine With Me’ style cookoff!
Stephanie is based in London.
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Homa moved to London in 2008 from Iran, where she had studied hospitality management. After following various college courses in London, including travel related subjects, she decided to seek employment in accounts administration. Homa says “I love to be punctual and organised at work. I was very excited to join to Spectra in 2016 and am looking forward to discovering more about this industry – every day is a new, fresh, learning day for me.” Homa enjoys movies, theatre and music and is very much into spiritual things. Yoga and going to the gym are her favourite activities.
Homa is based in London.
Gillian Rae, CIS
+44 (0) 131 523 1416
Having lived and worked abroad, in Germany, Austria and Italy, Gillian brings language skills and a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Scottish market place gained over 16 years in senior management in various Destination Management Companies in Scotland. She is passionate about the destination and has enjoyed travelling around the most remote part of the country. Outside work, Gillian juggles the busy schedules of three young active children who require a taxi service – relaxing never happens, but she enjoys running, cycling, swimming and travel. Gillian joined Spectra in 2015 and is an active member of SITE currently serving as Secretary on the SITE Scotland Board.
Gillian is based in Edinburgh.
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Elise Brenne completed her university degree in Tourism Management in 2005 and has worked in the travel industry ever since. Following three years working within corporate group travel in Norway she joined Spectra’s Premium UK team in 2010. Elise lives in West London with her fiancé and two goldfish. When not working she enjoys going out with friends, going to the cinema and long walks in the countryside.
Elise is based in London.
Charlotte Sommer, CIS
Business Development Manager
+44 (0)131 523 1416
Charlotte moved to the United Kingdom after graduating in hospitality marketing and management in France. Initially working in hotel management, she quickly moved to tourism where she had a wide variety of roles both in the leisure and MICE industries. Since working at Spectra, Charlotte has also become a keen member of SITE. With an adventurous character, Charlotte loves discovering new places around Scotland or travelling the world. When not in the office, she can always be found planning her next weekend away, out with friends trying the latest restaurant or at home experimenting new recipes. She loves sports and is always out for a run, a cycle or at the gym.
Charlotte is based in Edinburgh.
Gary Smith, CIS
+44 (0)131 523 1416
Gary studied Hospitality Management and has been in the hotel industry for over 15 years. Over that time he has held a number of positions at some prestigious venues, gaining great experience in the industry. Coming from a small fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, Gary moved to the bright lights of Edinburgh late 2014 in search of a new adventure and hasn’t looked back! It was during his time in Edinburgh, he became more involved in MICE markets and particularly enjoyed looking after incentive groups. Prior to his start at Spectra, he was the Sales Executive at a new city centre hotel and is currently an active member of SITE. Outside work, Gary loves to travel and has a penchant for cruise holidays. He can often be found in the Caribbean when he isn’t at work!
Gary is based in Edinburgh.
Anna Jabal, CIS
+44 (0)131 523 1416
Born and raised in Barcelona, Anna moved to Edinburgh soon after she graduated from her Masters in Tourism Management and fell in love with the country. She has been working in Destination Management Companies ever since to persuade clients to come and discover Scotland by themselves! Structure and planning is the name of her game and she aims to push the boundaries when it comes to her clients, diversifying each unique service and product. Anna wants to live in a world filled with spa weekends, movies where you get to choose the ending and a force field around her smartphone that repels it from falling screen-side-down. When she’s not organising the next event or looking for new venues, you can find her socialising, swing dancing or working out – in that order.
Anna is based in Edinburgh.
Jarmila Galikova, CIS
+44 20 8601 2419
Jarmila moved to London after her college graduation back in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the “greatest city on Earth”. She has over 10 years of experience in the MICE industry, in the UK and internationally and as a member of SITE, enjoys expanding on this knowledge and experience. Since graduating from University of Westminster with Conference & Events Management master degree in 2011, Jarmila worked for leading event and marketing agencies delivering large conferences, awards dinners and trade shows. In her spare time, Jarmila enjoys discovering new openings around the city, socialising with her friends, going to the gym (even more so after a very naughty day!) and also has a great passion for travelling.
Jarmila is based in London.
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Ann, who hails from the Kingdom of Fife, has worked in tourism and events for quite some time, including a few years as Event Manager at the Royal Yacht Britannia where Spectra was her favourite client – long before the office in Scotland was even a glint in the company’s eye! She then worked for a specialised, incoming tour operator in Scotland before moving to the French Alps to work for a luxury ski holiday provider. Now back in Edinburgh, she is delighted to have joined the Spectra family. Ann loves travelling both in Scotland and abroad and, when not at work, is likely to be outdoors – walking, skiing or cycling. When forced indoors she enjoys cooking for friends, enjoying a dram by the fire and knitting.
Ann is based in Edinburgh.
+44 (0)20 8601 2405
Becca moved from Scotland to London in 2014 after a ski season as a Chalet Host in Courchevel which gave her a taste of life in catering and events. She spent the following year at Quest Professional gaining a business diploma and shortly after graduating started working in the construction world, where she learnt the importance of time management and the ability to juggle requests from multiple clients. When not at work she spends time indulging in her passion for sports and other outdoor activities.
Becca is based in London.
Giulia Verrecchia, CIS
+44 (02)20 8601 2431
Born and raised in Genoa, Italy, Giulia moved to England in 2012 for her degree in Events Management at Bournemouth University. Since then she has lived in the Midlands, Belgium and Australia and worked for leading event agencies to organise large conferences, internal meetings and exhibitions. In her downtime, Giulia likes to travel and spend time outdoors and especially enjoys hiking, be it on the Dolomites or the Himalayas, but also likes to relax practicing yoga or scuba diving.
Giulia is based in London.
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Originally from Venezuela, Johana moved to Edinburgh in 2014 and it was while working as a social programme leader at a language school that she discovered her passion for events whilst immersed in the city’s festival season. It was then that she decided to take a bachelor’s International Festival and Event Management degree, which she is due to finish this year. As part of her degree, Johana completed her work placement last year in our Edinburgh office and is now delighted to be back. She is a native Spanish-speaker and is currently learning Italian. When not at work or university, you can find her travelling to new places, obsessively watching television baking shows, reading about sustainability, or spending time with friends and family.
Johana is based in Edinburgh.
Judith – It (weekend in Liverpool) was all perfectly organized, everything neatly on time and a great assistant at the airport. nice guides during the Beatles tour. All went well everyone was very enthusiastic, thanks for your help.Dutch Football Club Supporters, March 2020
Schottland ist es eine aussergewöhnliche Destination für unsere Incentive Kunden und gerne werde ich mich bei ihnen für Schottland einsetzen und die Destination wärmstens empfehlen. Natürlich hat Spectra und Gillian tollen Job gemacht.Auf jeden Fall werden wir sie für zukünftige Reisen gerne berücksichtigen und wir freuen uns auf eine zukünftige Zusammenarbeit. / Scotland is an exceptional destination for our incentive clients, and I will be happy to work with them for Scotland and warmly recommend the destination. Of course Spectra and Gillian did a great job. In any case, we will gladly consider you for future travel and we look forward to future cooperation.German Agents’ Fam Trip – December 2019
Mark & Spectra in Scotland team – We are pleased to present Spectra in Scotland with our 2019 Extraordinary Performance Award. Our internal and onsite evaluations have confirmed that your thought leadership, flexibility, responsiveness, excellence in operations by your staff and your partnership have exceeded expectations when compared to your peers throughout the industry. Your efforts, actions, and results enabled us to provide an unsurpassed experience for our client. Please accept this award for 2019, please display it proudly. Congratulations!Motivation Excellence 2019 Extraordinary Performance Award
Susan and Anna – Our attendees’ post-trip comments were overwhelmingly positive: “Scotland was a home run!”; “Best trip ever!”; “It was perfect!”. Working alongside the Spectra in Scotland team was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career – a lot of moving parts, a lot of detail and a heck of a lot of fun! I can’t wait to do it again (and again, and again).U.S. corporate group – October 2019
Mark, Pamela, Tracy & Sarah – Your program operation for the London Conference was faultless – Spectra exceeded expectations and the tour guide was fantastic. All of the delegates provided overwhelming positive feedback to the program! Spectra are the best DMC the client has worked with!Australian medical conference – October 2019
Susan and Anna – The [Spectra in Scotland] team were absolutely indispensable in not only helping me put together a program and executing to plan, but ensuring that components of the program – from the activities to the venues to the gifting – were creative and thoughtful and, together, created a most wonderful experience and lasting impression of Scotland!U.S. corporate group – October 2019
Mark – I have had very positive feedback regarding the tour and Sarah. In all honesty the best feedback I have ever had on a post tour. Thanks go to you for making it work so well – I will definitely contact you again!Australian medical group – October 2019
Caroline – I’ve had great feedback about the trip to London. Everything worked very well. The bike ride was the highlight and they had an amazing guide. My client said it was the best guided tour he had ever been on!Multinational construction company – October 2019
Judi – These customers are some of our most strategic accounts so it is really important that all the logistics go as planned and everything looks perfect. Thanks to you, Carol and your team, we were able to do that…For the Tower Bridge, everyone had an amazing experience so thank you for helping us secure that space. Everything was on point and it was excellent. Thanks again and hopefully we will work together soon in another project.Multinational technology company, October 2019
Giulia – Everything on the tour worked out – the group really felt very well looked after. Again I wanted to thank everyone of you – you did a marvelous job!Austrian media company, October 2019
Jarmila – Thank you so much! We got a lot of great feedback and after we got a good attendance, it’s a success in my book. You and your team were fantastic.US Banking Sector client, September 2019
Susan & Anna – this is exactly how we think a DMC should work – absolute perfection from your end! I just told everyone at our office that your way of working together with us on service, documents, cost-sheets, running-sheets etc. are the way to aim for!Swedish corporate group, September 2019
Gary met every need we had and exceeded expectations for every request. He always gave me all of his attention and truly helped make our golf program much more special than it would have ever been without him. I am so thankful for his and Spectra’s access to the area, his time and his expertise in helping to plan and execute what is a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience for many”
U.S. Business Leaders, August 2019
Mark, absolutely wonderful working with you, you’re a great ambassador for Scotland, and Edinburgh is truly a special place. Wonderful people to work with, too!US Insurance Company, July 2019
Jarmila – Thank you and your colleagues for making a very successful meeting and great program for our large group in London. Thanks for being there with me and my client 100% during the hectic days, checking program, suppliers and all involved. A wonderful cooperation with you, great guides and chauffeurs. The client is over thrilled … You did an outstanding job and you are a great partner , THANK YOU !Danish Finance Sector Group, May 2019
Gillian, Anna and Gary: our events in Scotland were spotless and a huge success, this was thanks to your exceptional team, who was always there ready to help. My client was beyond satisfied and the guests were amazed by the stunning venues and wonders of Edinburgh, as well as the hospitality of its people.Spanish Incentive House – June 2019
I cannot sing your praises higher – Both Pamela and Caroline were BEYOND AMAZING!US biotechnology company – April 2019
Hi Miriam – I just contacted the client to hear about the tour (to Edinburgh and Aberdeen). They are VERY satisfied with everything! Thank you for a perfect arrangement and a very good cooperation throughout! I can recommend you to all our staff!Danish public sector group, March 2019
Hi Gary & Gillian –thank you for helping me to plan a wonderful event. I loved the fact that the team got to experience a little bit of everything Scotland.. Highland games, falconry, drumming, piping, whisky tasting and tea and scones. The team had an amazing time!US corporate client, March 2019
Dear Alan, I would like to thank you a million times for the great inspirational trip we had to London last week! It has certainly put London on top of mind again! The venues were amazing and surprising! Abbey Road Studios was an unforgettable experience, as it was promised to be. I truly hope to find a client to share this experience. Many thanks again and applause for you and your dedicated team!Dutch Travel Marketing Company, February 2019
Pamela, I would like to thank you, your team and Spectra for your excellent assistance with two very important back to back events in January. Given the extremely short timeline to execute these two events, you did so with extreme professionalism, accuracy and creativity. There were millions of changes and you didn’t miss a beat! I enjoyed partnering with Spectra and found the experience to be pleasant and excellent. I look forward to working with you on upcoming programs in the UK.Multi-National Corporate Client, January 2019
Hannah – Our meeting in London was a huge success largely because of you and your team. From transportation to décor at the venue – truly first class. We are not the easiest client but Spectra made us feel at ease from day one and it carried through the event – THANK YOU!”US corporate client, November 2018
Mark’s thoughtful and solutions oriented approach to problems and challenges, his knowledge of the travel options in Scotland and experience with American incentive programs makes him a perfect fit for one of our most important programsUS Incentive House, August 2018
Anna, this was really a very successful program in Aberdeen you suggested to the group. Thank you so much for all help with all the details and changes on the way. You did a great job!Norwegian Group, April 2018
Tracy – Please extend our thanks to all involved… The whole program, from start to finish, was spectacular and the client could not fault anything… I know that this program was challenging in many ways, so the fact that everything came together so seamlessly is a true testament to how fantastic you all are!Australian automotive client, July 2018
Gary – thanks for your OUTSTANDING assistance. You were at all times personable, professional and willing to always go above and beyond in making this a memorable trip. I will always recommend to my friends that they too should seek out Spectra for any assistance in travelling to ScotlandUS Barristers, April 2018
Pamela – Personal thanks to you for being ahead of the game on all aspects of the program – you were always there to be sure coaches were set, meals ready, and last-minute changes were taken care of. I do hope I have another opportunity to sell London – I’ll be in touch with Spectra immediately. Many thanks to all who were involved with making this program such a huge success!US incentive agency, May 2018
Gary – We cannot adequately express our gratitude for your tour guide/driver. His knowledge of history, the sites that we needed to see, and the little things that would make our [Scottish Highlands] trip special was amazing. Thank you for your selection of hotels and planning our trip with so little direction. It was a trip of a lifetime!!!US Lawyers, April 2018
Alan, just a short message to extend our gratitude to the Spectra crew for a fam trip well organized. There is nothing more to be said than it was truly a Magical Mystery Tour. It was great fun, nice to spend time with you and very useful to see what Manchester and Liverpool is all about.Norwegian Corporate MICE Agency, January 2018
Paul – I LOVE your team in Edinburgh! The banter between Mark, Susan and myself is precious and fun. I only wish I could work with you guys 100% of the time. You have a WONDERFUL team/company and it is really a pleasure to work with anyone from SpectraUS Insurance Company, April 2018
Pamela – thank you for all of your hard work, updates, photos and willingness to do whatever needed (punch holes in cards, find a fish bowl, get the video running on loop, etc.). I sincerely appreciate you make our events team and the company look good!US corporate client, October 2017
Paul – We’re proud to honor Spectra as an Inspirational Partner. Their high standards and attention to detail help us to deliver the excellent service our clients deserve. We look forward to continuing our partnership.Global performance improvement agency, September 2017