The UK’s ACC Liverpool Group has appointed Max Steinberg CBE (pictured right) as its new chair of the board.
The organisation confirmed that he will take over from the previous chair, former Liverpool Football Club chief executive Ian Ayre, who left in June 2018.
Steinberg recently stood down as chief executive of regeneration agency Liverpool Vision after eight years, following a restructure at Liverpool City Council. During his time at Vision, he oversaw Liverpool’s award winning six-month participation in the World EXPO Shanghai 2010.
Steinberg commented: “The ACC Liverpool Group is one of the city’s success stories, hosting thousands of fantastic events, attracting millions of visitors to the region and generating significant economic impact.
“I have worked closely with the team since ACC Liverpool opened due to my business roles within the region and have always been impressed at the professionalism of the organisation and its importance to the regeneration of the city.
“I am proud to have been appointed chair of The ACC Liverpool Group board and am very much looking forward to assisting the development of the business.”
Steinberg was awarded the OBE in 1997 for services to Housing and Regeneration on Merseyside and in June 2013 was awarded the CBE for services to Business and the Community. Earlier this year he was named Business Person of the Year at the Liverpool Echo’s Regional Business Awards.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group (pictured left), added: “We would like to thank Ian for the contribution he made during his 18 months as our chair of the board.
“We are pleased that Max has been appointed to this position. He has played an integral role in bringing a range successful events to our venue including the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and the International Festival Business, helping to cement the region’s business reputation.