The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
(AECC) is on the hunt for three non-executive board members to help expand
AECC chairman Ed Gillespie said the positions
provided an opportunity during a challenging time to “contribute to the venue’s
achievement of its objectives and to realise its full potential”. MD Brian
Horsburgh said key criteria included experience in the energy, finance or
academia sectors, as well as conference, exhibition or event skills.
“These new Board
members will play a key role in ensuring AECC has the resources to continue to
attract a wide range of high profile events visited by people from around the
world,” he added.
The venue hosts over 700 events per year and
estimates its contribution to the North East UK economy to be worth £60m per
Horsburgh recently hit back at claims that
council control of the AECC is weak and lacks
accountability after an audit by PriceWaterhouseCoopers criticised
its management practices. At the time, the AECC flagged its intention to bring
more private sector expertise into the venue.