Marshall Dallas to head Edinburgh ICC

Marshall Dallas has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). He joins the company on 1 October 2014 and succeeds Hans Rissmann OBE who has held the role for 21 years.

Marshall Dallas has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, having held senior management roles at MacDonald Hotels, Queens Moat House, Gleneagles Hotel and Trust House Forte during a hotel industry career spanning almost 25 years. His most recent executive roles have been in the private healthcare sector, most recently at Nuffield Health, where he has been a Director since 2013. He was previously an Executive Director of BMI Healthcare for two years.

Rissmann will hand over operational responsibility on 31 October 2014 following a month-long transition.
Announcing the appointment EICC Chair, City of Edinburgh Councillor, Gordon Munro said: “I am delighted with Marshall’s appointment after what has been a wide ranging search and we are confident that he has the skillset required to take the expanded, award-winning business forward.”

Dallas said: “I am delighted to have been given this exciting opportunity to lead one of the world’s most cutting-edge conference and exhibition centres. Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh has much to offer both national and international business tourists. While the addition of the new Lennox Suite, with its unique hall-wide moving floor system, puts the venue in the first rank of city centre destinations in a global meetings marketplace.”

Marshall Dallas was born in Dumfries and now lives in Central Scotland with his wife and two children.
EICC, owned by City of Edinburgh Council opened for business in 1995, underwent a major expansion in 2013, doubling in size, and was first in class to achieve Environmental Management Standard, ISO14001 as well as being the reigning UFI Sustainable Development Award winner across the global exhibition industry. 
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