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Event industry association EVCOM announces new board "for changing times"

Restructure brings in three new vice-chairs

Pictured: Rachel Pendered

Event industry association EVCOM has announced a new look board at it’s AGM hosted at the London HQ of Technology Partner, Jigsaw24, in London.

Incoming chair Rachel Pendered (managing director of Media Zoo) welcomed newly elected board members and announced a restructure that sees three new vice-chairs appointed to lead the delivery of member benefits to live, screen and digital segments of the membership.  

Pendered is joined by Paul Stoddard (CWT M&E), Andrew Reid (Shelton Fleming) and Sara Cooper (Plastic Pictures) in the vice-chair roles representing live events, digital and screen respectively.

Amelia Shepherd (TRO), Miles Latham (Affixxius), Dagmar Mackett (drp Group) and Spencer Gore (EMJ Reviews) are also newly elected to the board.   They join standing members Jason Wilcock (Worldspan Group) and Jenny Varley (HSBC).

Dale Parmenter (drp Group) steps down from the board and will remain as an adviser to the board alongside Pete Stevenson (The Edge Picture Company) on policy and campaigning matters.

Pendered said: “The rapid pace and scale of disruption that we are seeing to the political and commercial landscape means that the companies that EVCOM represents no longer look the same. They are evolving, adapting and changing.  

"The shifts may be subtle but they are profound.  We have to make EVCOM relevant and valuable to its members not just today but tomorrow. I truly believe that in the incoming board we have an extraordinary group of people, women and men who are at the tops of their games. 

"After the AGM the new board will sit for the first time to create a strategy that I believe will help us provide real value for members. Our focus? How can our association best serve you in these disrupted times of both challenge and opportunity."

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