MPI announces new board of directors

MPI UK & Ireland has announced its new board of directors, with 2Heads' commercial director Jane Baker taking on the role of president.

MPI announces board of directors
MPI announces board of directors

Meanwhile, Deborah Kelly, business development manager for UK for London & Partners, has taken on the role of vice president of communications. Richard Parker, director of healthcare at American Express M&E, will continue his board involvement as past president.


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Baker said: "The year ahead promises to be a very exciting one for MPI. As a result of membership feedback, we have a number of new global and local initiatives on track to launch in the coming months that will offer flexibility and added value for MPI members. The new UK & Ireland board includes ten experienced industry professionals who will lead these developments. Additionally, this year’s board has a 50/50 gender split, ensuring our leadership team reflects the fantastic diversity of the UK & Ireland events industry".

Kelly added that she was grateful for the opportunity to be part of the new board: "We all have a part to play in developing our industry and making it even greater. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to contribute to the UK and Ireland Chapter of MPI and I look forward to working with all the board members to promote MPI’s activity to our members."

The full board structure is detailed below and will be effective as of 1 July 2016.

President – Jane Baker, 2Heads

Past president -  Richard Parker, American Express M&E

VP education –Jackie Mulligan, UK Centre for Events Management

Deputy VP education – Sue Massey, Grass Roots Meetings & Events

VP finance – Tarquin Scadding-Hunt, MD Group

VP communications – Deborah Kelly, London & Partners

VP membership – Richard Allchild, IMEX Group

Deputy VP membership - Adam Said, TFI Group

Deputy VP communications - Judy Elvey, Cvent

Chapter manager – Hamish Reid, Cordate Solutions

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