InterContinental London – The O2 has announced the appointment of Chris Rooney as talent and culture manager. Chris’ previous role was people and culture manager for Primark in Westfield Stratford City, where he managed the HR function for approximately 650 employees.
NEC Group has announced the promotion of Phil Mead (right) to the position of arenas and The Ticket Factory chairman. Mead moves from a managing director role to focus on governance and strategic direction – including heading up all projects relating to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In a second internal promotion, Guy Dunstan (left) moves from general manager, arenas to take up the position of director of arenas.
Event tech company Aventri has announced the appointment of Brad Langley, CITE, to vice president of channel and partner management. In his new role, Langley will lead the global go-to-market strategy for resellers and re-packagers of Aventri’s end-to-end platform
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has expanded its team at the Paris headquarters. Malgorzata Kozlowska (left) will join as event and project coordinator, while Frankie Edwards (right) will take on the role of marketing and communications coordinator.
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Agency Hue & Cry has announced the appointment of Gary Robinson as director of creativity. Gary brings with him 25 years of experience and knowledge of the creative industry, having previously served as executive creative director at FCB/Inferno London.
Hoar Cross Hall has appointed Katie Whitby as sales and marketing director, to lead the hotel’s commercial activities and brand awareness during an ambitious capital investment phase.
Sharp stuff from OJ
Event furniture and panel hire firm Europa International has strengthened its team of account handlers with the appointment of Olivia Jenner, who joins the business with immediate effect.
The East of England Arena and Events Centre has appointed Nialls Guinness to the post of ops assistant. Guinness has worked on a number of events, including the Food & Drink show, during his time as a student
Event, digital and film production agency Glasgows is preparing for a busy year ahead, with the recruitment of three members of staff bolstered by new contract wins. The three new recruits are Louise Jones, Andrè Perkins and Ashley Byrne.