NEC names new chief executive

The NEC Group commercial director Paul Thandi will step up to become chief executive from October. Thandi has been with the group since April 2005, during which time he has helped bring in more new business to the Birmingham venue than in any year in its history, with 38 new shows making their debuts in the past 12-months. "Under [current chief executive] Andrew Morris’ stewardship, we have already delivered significant business growth,” said Thandi. “I intend to continue with and build on this strategy, while adding my own philosophy and ideas to our operating style, culture, customer offer and business plan.” Morris will remain in the driving seat for the rest of this month. A spokeswoman for the NEC Group said it had yet to be confirmed whether he would be staying with the company after this period, and whether a new commercial director would be found to replace Thandi.

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