Former Lotus UK account manager Paul Black has joined Visit London with a brief to drive business events in the capital from the UK and Ireland.
Black joins the 12-strong business and conventions team as UK and Ireland sales executive on 5 May.
He will work alongside UK sales and event solutions manager Zanine Adams and replaces Peter Spring, who has moved across to join VL's partnerships team as business development manager.
"We needed a highly skilled and experienced person to promote the economic benefits of London to the UK and Ireland and drive our face-to-face activities," Adams told C&IT. "Paul fitted the bill perfectly."
At Lotus, Black's remit included promotion of Spanish resort PortAventura and also Blau Hotels. Those duties are now covered by Rebecca Wilson.