The changes will see Jo Powel (Macmillan Cancer Support) and Kate Sargent (BioScientifica Ltd) join the board for six months prior to taking over as joint-chairs in June 2018. To best meet the needs of ABPCO’s diverse membership, the joint-chairs represent both in-house and agency PCOs. ABPCO made the announcement during its AGM in Harrogate.
Changes following the AGM also include the addition of James Caldwell (Innov8 Conference Services) as well as the departure of several long-standing members including past chairs Caroline Windsor (TFI Group Ltd) and Nicole Leida (National Cancer Research Institute).
“Both Rose and I are excited by these additions to the ABPCO executive,” comments Therese Dolan, joint-chair of ABPCO. “The association has gone from strength to strength over recent years. Our 30th anniversary marked a real milestone in our growth and I am pleased to know that ABPCO will be in such good hands moving forward. Kate and Jo will be superb chairs when they take over in June and James adds significant levels of experience to a board that is already full of talent and expertise.”
ABPCO is the UK’s leading organisation for professional conference and event organisers, industry associates and those studying for, or seeking a career in the conference and meetings industry.