THA director leaves to set up agency

Heather Robinson Live Communications goes live on 1 January

THA director (global sales and account management) Heather Robinson is leaving to set up her own agency.

Robinson spent a total of ten years with THA, with the latest stint running from mid-2002 to December 2008.

"I helped move the business to the size and scale it is today and feel I achieved all I wanted to," Robinson said. "I've been thinking about setting up my own business for a while and the timing is right for me."

The venture is called Heather Robinson Live Communications and goes live as of January 1. It will initially be staffed by Robinson backed by freelancers.

"Over 16 years in the events industry I have built up a fantastic network of contacts and in the current financial situation it is prudent to operate alone initially," Robinson said. She added that it was "possible" that two more staff may be added in the new venture's first year.

Robinson said that increased outsourcing from corporates would provide opportunities for her and that initial projects for the business are expected to be confirmed in January.

It is currently unclear whether THA plans to replace Robinson.

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