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Barry Richards leaves Grass Roots' US arm

The president of Grass Roots’ US M&E division is leaving the business to 'take up a new challenge'

Pictured: Barry Richards

Barry Richards, president of Grass Roots’ US M&E division, is leaving the business to take up a new challenge.

Richards began his relationship with Grass Roots in the UK more than a decade ago and has been in New York since 2010, where he oversaw the start-up of the US M&E division. 

“Starting the business from scratch has been an incredible experience" said Richards. “I’m grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time, energy and passion to create and grow the New York office. Grass Roots has exciting plans for the US business and the journey will continue for this fantastic team.”

David Taylor, divisional director for Grass Roots Meetings & Events globally, said: “We wish Barry success with his new venture. I am disappointed that he will not be part of our exciting transformation project as we drive forward our international M&E offer, but I would like to thank him for his contribution. He is leaving the US business in a great position thanks to the strong and talented management team he has built here." 

Taylor will be supporting the New York team while a successor is found.

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