A List 2014: Lucy Hillard, W&O Events

Starring in C&IT's A List 2014 is Lucy Hillard, 29, associate account director at W&O Events.

Lucy Hillard, W&O Events
Lucy Hillard, W&O Events
After graduating, Lucy worked at Eclipse Events, which merged with Lynton Cooper and eventually became W&O Events. She now manages a team of six.

Boss says: "Lucy is not only a gifted and proven event manager and a service-orientated account manager, but she supports much of our internal staff training," says managing director Andrew Gilkerson. "She is also committed to the development of her staff - hopefully creating the next generation of A Listers."

Best event I've worked on: My first major international event was a big drug launch in Athens, where everything was confidential and attention to detail was paramount.

Most challenging moment: At the end of a big global conference in Berlin, we sent the 300-plus delegates off to the airport, then the the first ash cloud hit.

Client I'd like to work with: The Royal Family on a Jubilee event or Royal Wedding.

Alternative career: A creative, events-related career, like floristry.

Goals before 40: I'd like to be an account director and go down the people management route. Personally, I would like to have started a family and finished renovating my old house.

 

See photos from the A List launch party at Café Royal Hotel here...

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