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Simpleview makes new appointments across the board

The software and marketing solutions provider for global destinations, Simpleview has announced an expansion of its management team. Patrick Eichen has been named as the chief operations officer (COO). Eichen is an industry veteran and software executive with a proven track record of scaling operations in high-growth technology companies. Most recently, Eichen served as head of customer experience...

BCD Meetings & Events appoints VP of global people and culture

Global agency BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has announced the appointment of Renee Templeton (pictured) as vice-president of global people and culture. Templeton will lead on the agency’s regional people and culture, formerly called Human Resources, as well as collaborating across BCD on sustainability, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Scott Graf, global president of BCD, said:...

ASM Global announces APAC executive management changes

Global venue management and services company ASM Global APAC, has activated long-held succession plans for Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Australia. BCEC’s current general manager Bob O’Keeffe (pictured), will combine his new position as CEO of BCEC with that of chief operating officer of venue operations for ASM Global APAC, a newly created role to meet the growing footprint ...

Flight Centre Travel Group appoints new MD for Australia and New Zealand

The Flight Centre Travel Group has announced that Melissa Elf (pictured) will become managing director of all the corporate divisions (FCM, Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel, Stage & Screen) across both Australia and New Zealand. Elf has been in the travel industry for more than 25 years and spent the past 16 years within the Flight Centre Travel Group in senior leadership rol...

Hubilo appoints senior VP of market strategy

The virtual and hybrid events platform disruptor Hubilo Technologies has appointed Sophie Ahmed (pictured) as senior vice-president of market strategy. Ahmed is an events professional who brings over two decades of experience in the media and events industry to the role, having led global events for such as Informa, Reed Exhibitions, Cannes Lions, and Money 20/20. Prior to joining Hubilo, she was ...

Leadership appointments ‘Convene’ in new London location

The US-based provider of workspaces, meetings and event venues, Convene has announced the joint appointments of Craig Bennett to the role of general manager and Monica Bewak as the director of sales. They will take up their role at Convene’s first international location at 22 Bishopsgate in London, UK. With 25 years of combined experience in the hospitality sector, Bennett joins from Hotel Indigo ...

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau beefs up sales team

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has announced the expansion of its sales team, with several promotions and a new staff member. Shane Jackson has joined the PHLCVB as national accounts manager for the Northeast market. More than a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia tourism and hospitality industry, Jackson previously served as senior sales executive for the Philadelphia Ma...

CWT appoints new senior vice-president of talent and rewards

The travel management platform, CWT, has appointed Karen Farrell (pictured) as senior vice-president of global talent and total rewards. In this role Farrell will aim to develop and lead talent acquisition and talent management strategies, while spearheading the company’s learning and development, compensation, and benefits efforts. Catherine Maguire-Vielle, executive vice-president and chief huma...

CWT appoints Rachael Sullivan as VP of HR

The travel management platform, CWT has appointed Rachael Sullivan (pictured) as vice-president of human resources. Based in Minneapolis, US, and reporting to Consuelo Corridori, CWT’s senior vice-president of HR, Sullivan will be the global HR business partner for CWT’s finance and commercial teams, helping them to strengthen their organisational capabilities and implement effective people strate...

Tom Walley named global managing director of Corporate Traveller

The Australian-based travel agency, Flight Centre Travel Group has announced that Tom Walley (pictured) will become the new global managing director of SME specialist division Corporate Traveller. Having started with the group over two decades ago, Walley has worked across the company’s corporate and leisure divisions in both the UK and Australia. Walley will also retain his current position of ge...

ExCeL London makes three appointments to senior leadership team

ExCeL London, UK, has announced a new chief commercial officer, facilities director, and executive director of event management and guest experience within its senior leadership team. Following on from the reveal of its 25,000sqm expansion programme commencing later this year, the Royal Docks venue has appointed Lee Lacey (pictured centre) to the newly created role of facilities director...

CWT appoints Belinda Hindmarsh as COO of RoomIt and of China operations

The travel management platform CWT has announced the appointment of Belinda Hindmarsh (pictured) as chief operating officer of global hotel platform RoomIt and the agency’s China operations. This is a newly created role. After joining CWT in early 2018 to lead global sales effectiveness before becoming senior vice-president of global market management and market development in 2020, Hindmars...