When your linkedin profile shows a picture of yourself opposite a grinning Bill Clinton, you get the impression of the level that David Scowsill operates at. Many who have enjoyed a long and successful career in the global travel industry such as Scowsill would usually be looking for a string of non-exec roles at this stage in their careers.

Not Scowsill though, who having stepped down after 7 years as President & CEO of The WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), has just been appointed CEO of EON Reality, one of the leading virtual reality companies in the world.

It proves that a background in the travel industry with its embracing of technology and it's global reach is seen as an ideal grounding to run an exciting hi-tech company.