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Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau ends hunt for new CEO

The Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has appointed Karen Bolinger as its chief executive, following the departure of Sandra Chipcase earlier this year.

MCVB appoints new CEO
MCVB appoints new CEO

Bolinger takes over from acting CEO Keith Herdman, who was handed the interim role when Chipchase left this summer.

Bolinger has more than 20 years' experience in the conference and convention industry and was most recently general manager of strategy and marketing at the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, a role that saw her manage brands including the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the Sydney Showground.

She said: "Melbourne is Australia’s leading business events capital and I look forward to working with the city and team to continue to build the momentum created."

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