Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk has been appointed as the new International Advisor to Global Association Hubs, an organisation which aims to develop associations around the world.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO Sirk last July, saying it would be “working with new leadership to drive the association forward over the coming decade".
GAH was set up by Herve Bosquet, who announced his retirement and the appointment of Sirk in a press conference at IMEX Frankfurt today. Sirk will begin the role on 1 June.
A GAH spokesperson said: "Martin Sirk knows the association sector better than anyone, and is very well connected in the industry. He will support international associations in their long-term development."
Martin Sirk commented: "I'm thrilled to be taking on this exciting new project. It ticks all the boxes I set out when I became independent.
"I want to evolve GAH from the toddler stage to the teenager stage, and really encourage associations to be creative in their thinking. We will be doubling down on the strength of our existing members."