Worldspan makes two senior hires

Ian Rubert has a wealth of technical and production experience while Mel Underwood brings event management expertise.

Ian Rubert and Mel Underwood
Ian Rubert and Mel Underwood

Worldspan has strengthened its live events team with the appointment of Ian Rubert as head of production and technical services and Mel Underwood as project manager.

Rubert brings a wealth of technical and production expertise, with over 15 years’ experience of producing events around the world for a wide range of clients and industry sectors.

Underwood’s professional background is in arts and event management, specialising in AV and production for the last five years.

Sophie Morris, managing director of Worldspan, said: "We are delighted to welcome Ian and Mel to the team. They join at an exciting time, as we continue to make investments in our core event, creative & digital services."

"We are committed to growing the agency further, and this expansion in our production capabilities is very much in line with our growth plans. I am excited to work closely with Ian and Mel to substantially grow this area of the business," she added.

For more features and breaking news sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

Charlotte Flach recommends

INVNT opens office in Singapore

Read more
Freeman hires new creative director amid 'significant' growth

Freeman hires new creative director amid 'significant' growth

Brand experience company makes appointment to lead its experiential creative team from the Soho office in London.

Event planners' top picks for Singapore revealed

Event planners' top picks for Singapore revealed

We asked two experts who have organised events in the country to share their experiences of the sovereign state.

How planners can prepare for a terror attack

How planners can prepare for a terror attack

Counter-terrorism expert Richard Pendry has advice for event organisers on how to respond to critical incidents.

Defying convention: 6 brand new global venues

Defying convention: 6 brand new global venues

New and upcoming international convention centres across Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Our view: Event planners aren’t security guards for drunk guests

Our view: Event planners aren’t security guards for drunk guests

Event organisers should not be placed in vulnerable or compromising positions, says C&IT’s senior reporter Ellie Kahn.

Pure Events appoints business development director

Pure Events appoints business development director

New hire will focus on broadening the agency's client base as it aims to work with more global companies.

16 ways to make conferences less wasteful

16 ways to make conferences less wasteful

Carbon-neutral events may not be possible yet, but there are big changes planners can make to help protect the planet.

Case study: Deviate Innovation Summit 2019

Case study: Deviate Innovation Summit 2019

The one-day summit in an unusual London location addressed the future of media consumption.

‘I’m sick of being asked why I’m charging’, says DMC manager

‘I’m sick of being asked why I’m charging’, says DMC manager

Event agencies and DMCs debate issues around cost and creativity during a panel discussion at C&IT’s Incentives Retreat.

New global MD for Ashfield Meetings & Events

New global MD for Ashfield Meetings & Events

Agency makes three appointments to its global leadership team, include HR and finance directors.

LATEST JOBS