Richard Parker, director of healthcare strategy at Zibrant, has been announced as president elect and will take on the role of president from 1 July 2015. Twickenham Experience’s Samme Allen will continue her role as past president.
The association’s team of vice presidents will remain in place, with Jane Baker, commercial director UK at CWT Meetings & Events, continuing her position as VP of education.
James Ades, senior account manager, associations at ExCel London, will also continue his responsibility for managing the chapter’s marketing and communication as VP of communications.
Following Ruth Bennett’s departure from London & Partners, Richard Allchild, sales manager at the IMEX Group, will take up the position of VP of membership, having spent two years working in this field with Bennett and the association’s other VPs.
Liz Rice, director, Metro Broadcast, will remain as VP of certification where she will continue to develop and promote the CMP qualification in the UK and Ireland.
Below is the full list of MPI UK & Ireland’s board of directors for 2014/15:
President – Miguel Neves, IMEX Group
President elect – Richard Parker, Zibrant
Past president – Samme Allen, Rugby Football Union
VP finance – Ed Bolling, Ironmongers' Hall
VP education – Jane Baker, CWT Meetings & Events
VP membership – Richard Allchild, IMEX Group
VP communications – Jamie Ades, ExCeL - London
VP certification – Liz Rice, Metro Broadcast
VP innovation –Jackie Mulligan, UK Centre for Events Management
Deputy VP certification (without vote) – Beri Kockaya, ICSC Europe
Deputy VP membership (without vote) – Adam Said, TFI Group
Last week (24 June), EVCOM revealed its new 18-person board, to be headed by DRP Group's Dale Parmenter, although some event professionals were left bemused by the size of the association's new board.