Speakers and moderators

Linda James

Senior Vice President, Au Pair in America

Linda is an experienced professional who, during her 30 year + career, has held several senior positions working within multi-cultural business environments.

For the last 14 years she has held the post of Senior Vice President of Au Pair in America (a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study, AIFS) and this has given her detailed insight into the issues and opportunities facing the au pair industry and of the life-changing experiences the au pair programme offers young people from around the world.

Her earlier career working within the airline industry included exposure to sales, marketing and procurement functions. These have provided her with a clear focus on the ‘customer’ combined with a strong sense of the importance of robust and structured business practises.

Linda was elected to join the IAPA board during the IAPA 2015 Annual General Meeting in Lisbon and re-elected in 2018 during WETM-IAC, Seville. She will assume the role of interim IAPA Chair as of March 2020.

Why attend

  • Over 200 attendees from work travel, volunteer and au pair industry
  • A minimum of 18 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • Educational sessions on the latest sector trends
  • Collaboration for solutions to the sector’s challenges
  • Networking events