Kelly Baker, Sales and Marketing Director of Well Dressed Tables & Spaceworks, part of Arena Group, will become the President of the International Special Events Society (ISES) UK Chapter from 1 July 2014.
A board member of ISES for the last five years, Baker will lead an 18-strong board, the largest to date and a signal, the association claims, of the growing influence and ambition of ISES UK.
“I am delighted to be taking over Presidency of the UK Chapter at this time. Over the last few years the association has repositioned itself as a leader in the creative industries and has become one of the most proactive, intelligent and forward thinking associations in the UK events industry,” says Baker.
“The board this year could not be more impressive for an incoming president. We have many of the faces that supported us last year, with some fresh eyes that I know will keep the association in its current successful trajectory.”
New to the Board this year will be Peter Kerwood, SocialSuperstore as Director of Marketing and Comms; Jacqui Partridge, Partridge Events as Director of Programmes; Jan Booth, Sunbaba, as Director of Exhibitions; Graham Brown, Plaster as Head of PR; and Mary Baird Wilcox as Director of Finance, who joins from the ISES US Chapter.
“We are in great shape for the new board and continue to grow membership and deliver key initiatives that support and represent the creative events industry,” Baker adds.
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