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Appointments: Weekly round up

by Nicola Macdonald

EN’s weekly round up of the event profs switching roles in the industry this week. 

New directors for Wellcome Collection

Head of catering and events at Regent’s Conferences and Events, Rachel Azzopardi (pictured left) brings a wealth of experience to the collection, having worked at the academic venue for over five years. she will be responsible for the collection’s appearances at trade shows and exhibitions throughout the year.

Also joining the board of the marketing consortium is Kay West (pictured centre). The hospitality and event sales manager at the prestigious House of Commons has a stellar background in events and will be assisting the current board on all marketing activities for the collection.

Barbara Wutte (pictured right), who will be working with West on marketing, joins the board from the Royal Society, which only joined the collection in April of this year. Wutte has held the position of head of conference services at the Royal Society for just over two years and prior to that worked for Elior and Peyton & Byrne.

GES appoints David Duffy

Full service provider GES has appointed David Duffy as account manager for its strategic design and build partnerships in EMEA.

Duffy has more than 12 years of experience in the events industry, and has managed and installed designs around the world including Rio, Doha and Singapore. He will partner with clients to oversee the design and delivery of some of GES’ major design and build projects in EMEA.

Two appointments for Thorns

Lloyd Kenyon (pictured right) joins the furniture provider as exhibitions account manager, responsible for developing new business within the exhibitions market.

Eni Caushi (pictured left) joins as events account manager, responsible for developing new business within the events industry.

Three new hires at Maestra

Fast growing event design and technical production company Maestra London expands its team again with three new staff.

Leonie Cumisky (pictured left) joins as PA and office manager, Paul Hayes (pictured right) as assistant technical manager and Frank Uhl (pictured centre) is the new warehouse manager.

Maestra London director Justin Hammond commented: “We’ve had a fantastic year and it’s very exciting to strengthen the team with more excellent personnel. Leonie, Paul and Frank come from a diversity of backgrounds and their dynamics, vitality and excellent personalities will be a great asset to our collective vision and goals”.

They will all be settled in ahead of an action-packed autumn season for Maestra’s operations in the UK and Middle East.


Recently changed roles in the industry? Get in touch with Nicola at nmacdonald@mashmedia.net.

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