NEC Group names Thandi as CEO

The NEC Group has appointed commercial director Paul Thandi as chief executive, to replace Andrew Morris, who resigned in April.

Thandi joined the Birmingham venue portfolio group from CMP in April 2005 and has helped bring in more new business than in any year in its history, with 38 new shows in the past 12 months.

He said he intended to capitalise on the growing interest in face-to-face events from brands.

"Under Andrew Morris's stewardship, we delivered significant growth," he said. "I intend to continue to build on this strategy, while adding my own philosophy and ideas to our operating style, culture and customer offer."

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