Excel London names chairman and hands Olympics role to events head

Former Emap MD replaces Tom King

Arculus: new Excel London chairman
Arculus: new Excel London chairman

Excel London has appointed a new chairman and extended the role of its head of events in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.

Former Emap group managing director Sir David Arculus has been unveiled as the new chairman of Excel London, replacing Tom King, who steps down after nine years, but continues as a non-executive director.

Arculus career has also included senior roles at Clarion and Miller Freeman (now CMP) and has also served time as chairman of Earls Court and Olympia. Excel chief executive Kevin Murphy said of the appointment: "This is a very exciting appointment for Excel London. David will play a major role working with the Executive Team to deliver phase two and three of our expansion plans and I look forward greatly to working with him again."

Meanwhile Excel's group head of events James Mark has had his remit extended to include the newly created position of Olympic project director. Hosting seven of the 24 Olympic events and five of the Paralympic competitions, Excel has more events than any other Olympics venue. "James will still head up the event management team but will now be the sole conduit for the 2012 London Olympic Games, reporting directly to the executive management board of Excel London," Murphy explained.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How events can save the world

Crisis planning, sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion can cause difficulties for event organisers. So is it possible to host a truly ethical event?

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Annie Metcalfe from Clear Partners says planners must adapt to the changing demands of incentive travel programmes.

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Gerardo Tejado has held a number of commercial and client management roles at American Express GBT over the past 17 years.

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

From Croatia to Northern Ireland, the fictional land of Westeros has filming locations around the world ideal for meetings and events.

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

An independent HR consultant explains what judges are looking for in accreditation like C&IT's Best Places to Work.

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

UK companies increased their marketing spend in Q1 2019, in contrast to flatlining budgets at the end of last year.

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

Venues should use their expertise to help familiarise planners with a new destination, says panel at the C&IT Association Forum.

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

CoinGeek transformed The Mermaid London for its three-day conference on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

New senior account manager for Top Banana

New senior account manager for Top Banana

Natalie Benson joins from ACA Live and will work on finance, automotive and retail accounts.

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

This kind of technology could scientifically prove the value and impact of events, says Dan Broadberry from Brands at Work.

LATEST JOBS