Former CEO René Dee swaps TWC roots for hiking boots

Former CEO of London venue marketing consortium The Westminster Collection (TWC), René Dee, enjoyed an official Farewell send off into retirement with a drinks reception hosted by the Board of Directors at Doubletree by Hilton. The hotel was a founding member of TWC under its former name City Inn.

Councillor Brian Connell joined members, including the Board of Directors, the Marketing Committee and Associates to pay tribute to Rene’s eight years at the helm.

Paying tribute to René Dee, Allyson Hargreaves, Business Operations Manager at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, said he had been “passionate, committed and dogged in his pursuit of the aims of the Collection”, before revealing that the Board had gifted him with vouchers for his favourite outdoor clothing shop in advance of his upcoming 180km hike from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Dee thank everyone present and wished “every success as the group carries on with ’business as usual’ under the management of the strong Board line-up”.

The Board of Directors now holds full executive control of TWC, with no replacement Chief Executive being sought.

Nigel Collett of One Wimpole Street is Company Secretary and Treasurer; Wendy Greenhalgh, Director of Sales and Marketing at One Great George Street, has assumed responsibility for Partnerships and Business Trends; Allyson Hargreaves of St Martin-in-the-Fields is in charge of Management Accounting, and Jonathan Morris of No.11 Cavendish Square is responsible for Membership Relations.

Robin Parker of Church House Conference Centre has sole responsibility for Marketing.

TWC brings together over 50 member venues with one single event enquiry tool.

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Paul Colston

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