The annual general meeting of Eventia, held on Wednesday 8th June at the Science Museum, London, saw the election of a new Chair to lead the association over the next 12 months.
Rob Allen, CEO of TRO takes over from Mark Saxby, Sales and Marketing Director at events agency Universal WorldEvents as the new Chair of Eventia. Commenting on his election, Rob said: “I am delighted to be back in the Chair for a second term of office and especially encouraged by the really strong make up of our new board. It is also highly reassuring that Simon Hughes moves into the Vice Chair role and I will enjoy working with him immensely.
Naturally we will continue to look at how we can add to and improve member services, and indeed work in stronger collaboration with other associations to beat the drum for the events industry in the UK.”
The AGM witnessed several further changes to the Eventia Board. Standing down from the Board were:
Newly-elected to the Board were:
The following continue to serve on the Board:
From which the Executive Team will consist of:
Mark Saxby now assumes the position of Immediate Past Chairman and sums up his time on the Board as follows: “My time as Chairman has been a challenging but rewarding experience, made far easier by the consistency of a competent, proactive team and an enthusiastic Board who have taken their roles very seriously and in some cases have achieved quite significant benefits to the overall industry. Clearly the economic climate has hit most industries including Events and, whilst some of our members continue to face challenging times, I am pleased that we met our realistic expectation for Eventia to break even this year with a modest loss. We have continued our growth in membership and as long as we ensure we deliver benefits to the members and support their businesses then we are doing our job as the industry association.”