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Retirement leads to new team members at Central Hall Westminster

Stuart Ryding has retired after nine years as head of events at Central Hall Westminster

Pictured: new head of events Lucy Deller with Jenny Henderson and Claudia Baldassarre

Stuart Ryding, head of events at Central Hall Westminster, has retired after nine years at the helm of central London’s largest purpose-built conference venue – and his departure has led to the appointment of new team members.

Ryding has been replaced by Lucy Deller, who has taken over the role after working at the venue for seven years as event manager.

Deller’s appointment has led to the creation of two further positions to support Central Hall’s continued growth over the last year. Jenny Henderson has been appointed event manager, while Claudia Baldassarre has been appointed event executive.

Paul Southern, MD at Central Hall, said: “It is always sad to say goodbye to staff who have made a significant contribution to the success of the venue and we wish Stuart the very best of luck for his retirement.

“However, Lucy has an excellent track record at Central Hall, so Stuart is handing over to a very capable successor. We welcome Jenny and Claudia to our dynamic events team and are looking forward to working with them.”

Henderson has experience as an event professional at London-based caterer, Party Ingredients and as a senior event coordinator for wine company Villa Maria in New Zealand. Baldassarre joins Central Hall from Anglia Ruskin University London, where she had responsibility for organising charity fundraising events.

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