Philip Atkins, managing director of Off to Work, will take up the role of president
of the UK Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) when the
new board starts its duties on 1 July. Atkins will replace Bonnie May of Global
Infusion Group, who stepped down due to work commitments. May will continue to
contribute to the association in her new role as director at large.
Jane Hague, head of corporate account development at ExCeL London, was
nominated president elect and will succeed Atkins at the end of his tenure.
Another former president, Zanine Adams, was appointed chair of the
association’s advisory board.
Atkins said: “I see it as my duty to carry on the good work of past presidents.
This includes the continued geographical diversification of ISES memberships
and events and creating a greater feel of inclusiveness to all UK
creative event professionals. We will also use the opportunity that that
Olympic Games will bring our industry this year to continue to spotlight the
wealth of creativity and talent here in the UK,
and share our experiences to benefit our peers nationally and internationally.”
will now be as follows: President - Philip Atkins, Off to Work, Managing
Director; Immediate Past President - Jonathan Byrne, Royal Aeronautical
Society, Chief Operating Officer; Director at Large - Bonnie
May, Global Infusion Group, Global Operations Director; President Elect -
Jane Hague, ExCeL London, Head of Corporate Account Development; Chair of
Advisory Board – Zanine Adams, London & Partners, Head of Event
Solutions & UK Sales; Director Education - James Morgan, Crewsaders,
Marketing Director; VP Membership - Craig Easeman, Happy Box, General
Manager VP Sponsorship - Simon Mills, Twickenham, Head of Sales and Marketing;
VP Social Media - Kelly Baker, Well Dressed Tables, Sales and Marketing
Director; Director Programmes - Nicole Hatch, SLR, Owner; Director
Exhibitions - David Tunnicliffe, De Boer, Sales Manager.