BI's Bainbridge heads to Shanghai

Former BI head of events Emma Bainbridge has left her UK role to head up events for the company in China. Working at the Shanghai office of BI’s recently acquired subsidiary Mint, Bainbridge has taken up the newly created position of general manager (events). "Mint has a rapidly growing client base, and Emma will have responsibility for establishing the strategic resourcing requirements to meet this demand,” said BI managing director Richard Bandell. “Emma is the ideal candidate to take up this new position, and we are delighted to have someone with such experience to strengthen BI's capabilities in this region." Whilst Bandell will remain Emma's line manager, she will report into Mint chief executive Nigel Gaunt on a day-to-day basis. Bainbridge’s previous role will not be replaced. Stuart Warwick, formerly sales and marketing director at BI, has moved into the position of commercial director and will take over the majority of Bainbridge’s duties. “Stuart has taken on strategic responsibility for events in the UK and will focus on developing relationships with our client base and broadening our services,” explained BI corporate communications manager Claire Tunnicliffe. Rachel Stevens remains as events operations director and will take on Bainbridge’s day-to-day event responsibilities.

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