Brindley will take over from James Mark, who has been with the venue since its launch in 2000. During this time Mark oversaw all services provided by ExCeL, delivered the 2012 Olympics in the venue, headed up the commercial partnerships, catering and media teams and led the transformation of ExCeL’s food-and-drink offering.
Brindley has most recently worked as global business development and key account director for Travelex, developing the company’s commercial scope across 98 airports and working with more than 250 retail partners. He has a background in business leadership and marketing with Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Express, Unilever and a number of major consumer brands.
David Pegler, CEO of ExCeL London, said: "We are delighted to welcome Paul as part of our senior management team, his experience of transforming business processes and enhancing customer journeys will add value for all of ExCeL’s customers and enhance our world-leading visitor experience."
Brindley added: "I am excited to be joining ExCeL during this era of transformation for the events industry. I look forward to working in partnership with event organisers and exhibitors to develop solutions which create value for all stakeholders, increase attendance and help achieve the great event outcomes for which ExCeL is renowned."
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