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BESYDNEY APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER posted on: 28/6/2012 10:43:24
AUSTRALASIA - Sydney convention bureau Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has appointed Gabrielle Trainor as a new Independent Director to its Board. Trainor is a Non-Executive Director and a former journalist, lawyer and Public Sector Executive. She brings to the Board a vast amount of experience as a Director of a range of public, private and not-for-profit entities including Government businesses and organisations in the finance, hospitality, sports and arts sectors. BESydney’s Chairman, Col Hughes, said: “Gabrielle’s wealth of experience spans many of the sectors that BESydney touches directly and indirectly. Her stellar career credentials, her industry connections and expert insights will be a valuable addition to the BESydney board.” Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney, added: “Sydney is growing for the future. We need to be able to draw on the skills and knowledge of our Board and staff to develop and drive innovative strategies to attracting conferences, congresses, exhibitions, corporate meetings and incentives to Sydney and New South Wales.” Do you have a news story for CMW? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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