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QEII Centre’s Diane Waldron steps up to lead ICCA UK & Ireland

Waldron takes over from Lesley Williams of Caeliam who is set to focus on her growing consultancy business
17/01/2018

Pictured: Diane Waldron

Diane Waldron, director of Sales & Marketing at the QEII Centre, has taken over as Acting-Chair of the UK & Ireland Chapter of ICCA.


Waldron takes over from Lesley Williams of Caeliam, who has stepped down to focus on her growing consultancy business.


“Lesley will be a hard act to follow,” said Waldron. “She has brought so much focus and energy to the chapter. In particular, the UK board has gone from strength to strength under her leadership, we are delivering more engaging and exciting content than ever and our membership has grown as a result of her dedication to the role.”


Waldron was due to step up the lead the chapter in April but her early start as acting-chair allows her to oversee the delivery of the chapter’s annual debate, which takes place on March 8-9 in Belfast.


“I am excited by the opportunities ahead, I take on the role at a time when the chapter is stronger than ever before and look forward to seeing it develop further over the coming years,” added Waldron.


The UK & Ireland chapter’s board is made up of:



·         Diane Waldron – QEII Centre


·         Samantha Shamkh – ExCel London


·         Jackie Boughton - Barbican


·         Laura Tully – Manchester Central


·         Grainne Ni Ghiollagain – Croke Park


·         Aileen Crawford – Glasgow Convention Bureau


·         Alex Donaldson – IMEX Group


·         Rob Collins – GES


·         John Martinez - Shocklogic


·         Julie Watterston – Watterston Associates


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