EVCOM appoints executive director

New director brings experience from corporate events and has held senior roles at D&AD and the Design Council.

Leigh Jagger and Claire Fennelow
Leigh Jagger and Claire Fennelow

The Events and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) has appointed Claire Fennelow as its full-time executive director from January 2020. 

The creation of this new role will help EVCOM's better engage with its membership and ensure it can be more proactive in tackling key industry issues.

Claire Fennelow, formerly leading the live events team at The Telegraph, has worked in the corporate events and awards world and also spent time working for several not-for-profit associations. She has also held senior roles at the D&AD and the Design Council.

Leigh Jagger, EVCOM's interim CEO, said: "I firmly believe that the association needs a full-time figurehead to drive key projects forward, and so allow us to focus on our growth plans and building the value we offer to our members. 

"Having Claire at the helm full time will ensure that we can be proactive and focus on meeting our business and members objectives."

Fennelow added: "I have always held the association in high regard and can’t wait to get my teeth into delivering some of the fabulous events and driving the initiatives that are in place for next year. 

"It was great to get to know some of our members, and see their fabulous work at the recent London Live and London Film awards, and I look forward to getting to know more members in the New Year."

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