Jo Brook appointed to Ashfield board as engagement director

Event management agency Ashfield Meetings & Events has appointed Jo Brook to the board of directors as engagement director.
Brook joined Ashfield Meetings & Events (then WorldEvents) 15 years ago and has 20 years of industry experience. During her time with the agency she has held various positions including operational, account management and business development roles.

Since 2012 Brook has held the role of head of engagement with accountability for the company’s creative, production, digital, communication and exhibition offerings, in addition to managing the supply chain. Since her appointment to this role the team has grown from six to 21 full-time employees.
“I am thrilled to take on the mantle of engagement director,” Brook says. “With a number of new staff appointments over the past year and a number of new business wins to kick start 2015, it is an exciting time for the team.
“I am looking forward to leading further growth over the coming months and working closely with our agile consultancy resource Spark Thinking which is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of live events and communication strategies.”

Nicola Burns, global managing director, adds: “We are delighted to be making this appointments. Jo has been working closely with the management team to develop our engagement offering to a market leading position. As a result our clients are now regularly utilising our tools, services and consultancy to deliver more effective messaging and create continuous conversations beyond set event dates. Jo’s remit will be to continue to expand and enhance the services we offer and oversee the delivery on a global basis.”

The full Ashfield Meetings & Events Board line up is now Nicola Burns (global managing director), Andrew Winterburn (business development director), Gavin Houston (CEO Americas), Penny Callaghan (managing director Europe) and Jo Brook (engagement director).

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

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