Joyce DiMascio, Chief Executive for The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA), has announced she will step down from her role.
DiMascio’s last day will be 27 December. She will take up another position in the events and hospitality industry, and recruitment for the CEO role will commence immediately.
EEAA President Spiro Anemogiannis commented: “Joyce has been a stand-out leader focused entirely on delivering the best possible outcomes no matter what the brief. She has taken our association forward in every way and we are immensely grateful to her for her service to our Members and the wider industry.
“She has been an effective and creative leader who has delivered outstanding results in all areas. She is a passionate advocate for our industry and those who work in it, especially the next generation leaders.”
Commenting on her decision, Joyce said that working at the EEAA had been a career highlight and she was pleased to be leaving the organisation stronger and more respected.
She added: “With my team, I have done my personal best and it’s time to pass the baton to the next CEO to continue to build on the current momentum.
“I have had the best job in the world. There have been many highlights, but I am most proud of introducing the EEAA Young Stars Program, kicking off the sustainability initiative, attracting global recognition for our advocacy work, securing support for the temporary exhibition centre at Glebe Island and finally, building a community of staff and members focused on collaboration in the best interests of our industry.
“I thank my current and past staff, the Board and of course our Members and Partners who have helped me to flourish and do my personal best.”