UK-based AEV makes changes to its board

UK-based Association of Event Venues (AEV) has revealed changes to its board following its AGM on 20 September.

The chair, Shaun Hinds, CEO, Manchester Central, and vice chair, Ian Taylor, managing director, NEC will serve a second year on the board.

Hinds said: “I am pleased to report that the AEV has enjoyed yet another prosperous year, effectively addressing the challenges and providing unwavering support to its members; achieved through the commitment of our board and central AEV team.”

The following members were re-elected: Jackie Boughton, head of business events, Barbican Exhibition Centre; Paula Lorimer, director, Harrogate Convention Centre; Paul Michael, managing director, Coventry Building Society Arena.

Julie Driscoll, CEO of Olympia London having been co-opted to the board earlier in the year, was formally elected.

Carlo Zoccali, venue director, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre has stepped down. Rowan Kitching, in her new role as venue director, Roundhouse was also re-elected to the board.

Rachel Parker (pictured), AEV director, welcomed the new board members. She said: “I am delighted to welcome Rowan and the re-elected members back to the board. I’m looking forward to continuing to work together and I know their experience and knowledge will be a great advantage as we shape AEV’s future progress. I’d like to thank Carlo for his contribution over the last couple of years and wish him well.”