Dan the man at AEV
The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that Dan Thurlow, director of exhibition sales, SEC is to start a new role as chair of the AEV board.
Jeremy Rees, chief executive of ExCeL London, is to step down and Thurlow, who is currently vice-chair, will replace him.
Max Bull, executive director of venue sales, BDC will replace Thurlow as vice-chair.
The board also welcomed two new members, Brian Dobson, head of sales & events, Harrogate Convention Centre, joining the board in place of his colleague, Simon Kent, who is leaving after 7 years.
Tuhin Quddus, who was named as one of EN’s prestigious ‘Thirty under 30’, has been promoted from event manager in defence to head of sales in energy at Clarion. He will work alongside Tommy Fisher.
Marketing agency INVNT has announced the appointment of Brea Carter to the newly created role of PR and marketing director.
Carter will be responsible for leading the company’s international PR and marketing efforts, based out of the company’s new Sydney office, which launched in April.
A passionate marketer with a firm understanding of the live space, Carter has worked as a journalist in London, where she reported on the event and experiential marketing sectors, and also brings agency-side experience gained within the industry to the role.
Plain sailing for Marina
Marina, who is originally from Greece, has 18 years’ experience in the events industry and has previously worked on corporate, incentive & charity events all over the world.
Marina joins Church House from City Hall where she headed up the event sales for the iconic GLA building on South Bank. She brings with her a wealth of experience of the MICE market which will strengthen the business development team at Church House.
Simply the Bethst
WRG, an agency that is a division of the Creative Engagement Group, has announced the appointment of Beth Lobban to the role of executive producer.
In her new role she will provide support and guidance to the UK Live Event team to ensure the seamless delivery of projects that fulfil the agency’s creative ambitions, production values and commercial targets.
She is also briefed with developing and implementing training processes and working with relevant teams on pitches. She reports to Tim Collett, Head of Live Events at WRG.