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MPI reveals new UK board of directors

Jane Baker confirmed as president of UK & Ireland chapter as new board ensures a 50/50 gender split

Pictured: members of the new-look MPI UK & Ireland chapter board

Jane Baker, commercial director at 2Heads, has been confirmed as president of the UK & Ireland chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

Baker heads up the chapter’s new board, which came into effect on 1 July and includes a broad range of industry representatives. Outgoing president Richard Parker, of American Express Meetings & Events, continues as past president, while new additions include London & Partners’ Deborah Kelly as vice president (VP) of communications.

Baker said: “As a result of membership feedback, we have a number of new global and local initiatives on track to launch in the coming months that will offer flexibility and added value for MPI members. The new UK & Ireland board includes 10 experienced industry professionals who will lead these developments. Additionally, this year’s board has a 50/50 gender split ensuring our leadership team reflects the fantastic diversity of the UK & Ireland events industry.”

The full board structure is: 
  • President – Jane Baker, 2Heads
  • Past president - Richard Parker, American Express M&E
  • VP education –Jackie Mulligan, UK Centre for Events Management
  • Deputy VP education – Sue Massey, Grass Roots Meetings & Events 
  • VP finance – Tarquin Scadding-Hunt, MD Group
  • VP communications – Deborah Kelly, London & Partners
  • VP membership – Richard Allchild, IMEX Group
  • Deputy VP membership - Adam Said, TFI Group
  • Deputy VP communications - Judy Elvey, Cvent
  • Chapter manager – Hamish Reid, Cordate Solutions

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