National Executive

Paul Hoskins

National President

Paul has been with Skål for many years; he is also Past President of Skal London. An extensively travelled tourism marketing and communications executive, Paul is founder / managing director of Fulcrum Travel Marketing, representing the interests of British and international tourism and hospitality businesses.

Eric Etienne

1st Vice President

Eric has been a Skål member for many years and is the current President of Skål Brighton, Sussex and the Channel. Previously he was President of Skål Côte d'Opale, The Channel and a member of the France National Committee. He is also the Managing Director of VP Tours and specialises in group tours to the UK & northern Europe.

Mark Langham

2nd Vice President

Mark has worked within the hospitality industry for more years than he would care to admit! He has a passion for Rugby Union and supports both Wasps and his adopted team of Ulster. Mark speaks Spanish, is a General Manager and joined the council of Skål International Northern Ireland in 2014 and went on to became President in 2015.

Lyn Snelgrove


Lyn joined Skål International Portsmouth in 1995 and became President for two years. She joined the National Executive in 2002 as 2nd Vice President and became National President in 2004. Lyn became editor of the National Executive newsletter in 2011 and National Secretary in 2015.

Cara Stewart-Clark

Executive Officer

Cara is the Travel Manager for Grant Thornton Int'l in London and has many years experience in travel and tourism including luxury group tours from South Africa. As a Past President of Skal Int'l Johannesburg and Past National Secretary of Skal Int'l South Africa, Cara brings valuable knowledge to Skal UK.

Brian Donnelly

Executive Officer

Brian is President of Skål London and Managing Director of MTM – The MICE Network for Companies; managing Domestic, Incoming and Outgoing Projects for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events in more than 40 countries. Previously, Brian developed Multinational Travel Management Networks, including those operating today as FCm and BCD.

Ron Avery

Executive Officer

Ron is a long standing member and former three times President of Skål Cambridge & East Anglia. He has a wealth of travel industry experience from his early years working with The Travel Club of Upminster, followed by Lunn Poly and Viscount Travel through to his ownership of Travel Avery Ltd.

Derek Ketteridge

200 Club Organiser / Executive Officer

Derek is Divisional Director of Tour Indemnity and spent his career in Insurance. He also previously owned a travel agency. For the last 30 years he has provided insurances services to the travel industry. He joined Skål in 2002 and is currently 2nd Vice President of the Brighton, Sussex & Channel Club.

Mark Alexander

International Councillor

Mark is an experienced professional with motivational leadership and strong communication skills. He has been successful in high profile roles in the UK and abroad and a Skålleague for over 25 years. Mark was Northern Ireland President and UK National President before becoming Skål UK International Councillor.

John Bright

Internal Examiner

John is a Skål Membre d'Honneur and Treasurer of Skål Southampton. He has been on the national council for 20 years and was Skål International Council Vice President for two years. In 2014, John was presented with 'Diplome Du Merite Skål' for services to Skål. Now fully retired.

David Goddard

Internal Examiner

David joined Skål in 1975 and has served his local Club as an active committee member, Treasurer and President. He is presently a member of SI-UK Scotland. He served on the National Executive for over 20 years and was the National President for 1999. After which he became the National Treasurer until 2012 then taking on the role of Internal Examiner.