Former HBAA chair takes finance role at Conference Care

Former HBAA chair Stephen Usher has rejoined the industry in the newly created role of head of finance at events agency Conference Care.

Stephen Usher, head of finance at Conference Care
Stephen Usher, head of finance at Conference Care

Usher will be based at Conference Care’s head office in Coventry and will have overall responsibility for the whole financial operation.

Usher has previously worked for Aubrey Allen, Trinity Event Solutions, and his own agency House of Usher. He was also Chair of the HBAA in 2010 and has held senior board positions within the association, including several years as treasurer. 

Chris Peacock, director at Conference Care, said: "Stephen brings with him a wealth of relevant experience and an in-depth understanding of today’s market. As a growing company, the time is right for us to add a senior management position in finance, which will improve our overall offering and allow the directors more scope to strategically develop Conference Care, our products and our services. Stephen is a respected and trusted figure in the events industry and will prove to be a huge asset."

Usher added: "I have always respected Chris and Andrew and I am now delighted to join the award winning team at Conference Care. With almost twenty years’ experience in event agencies, I am looking forward to working with the team and giving a fresh approach to the finance department. Conference Care has an impressive portfolio of clients, an amazing knowledgeable team, and has developed cutting edge technology. I can’t wait to start working with them and develop effective accounting solutions."

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