Olympia CEO joins AEV board in UK

The UK's Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that Julie Driscoll (pictured), CEO, Olympia London, has been appointed to the AEV board.

Driscoll, who has previously served on the boards of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Event Industry Alliance (EIA), was appointed as CEO of London Olympia in 2022.

Prior to Olympia London, Driscoll was the divisional managing director for retail, manufacturing and engineering at Hyve Group plc where she was also the AEO chair and board member of the Events Industry Alliance (EIA).

Driscoll has worked on brands such as Spring and Autumn Fair, Pure London, Breakbulk and Cwieme.

Commenting on the news, she said: "A key pillar of our ESG programme 'The Grand Plan' is to deepen our community engagement. I look forward to learning from my fellow AEV board members whilst concurrently sharing the best practice I have learned from my previous experiences."