Clare Arouche (pictured), head of business development at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, has become the new chair of central London venue consortium The Westminster Collection.
Arouche, who has been on The Westminster Collection’s board since 2015, takes over from Church House Westminster’s general manager Robin Parker, who has been on the board since 2012 and has left to concentrate on other interests.
Parker said: “I’m delighted to hand over to Clare and the very talented and enthusiastic board who will be supporting her. I have really enjoyed my time, initially being part of the marketing committee and then joining the board, and more lately steering and directing The Westminster Collection as chair. I will remain fully committed to the marketing consortium, which provides so much value to its members.”
Arouche said: “Robin has done a fantastic job serving the members of The Westminster Collection for the last seven years and we are all extremely grateful for his leadership and contribution, which has seen a flurry of members join and benefit from the consortium. I will be taking over at a significant time for the membership.”
The collection recently announced its plans to rebrand and launch a new online venue enquiry service to replace its existing website.
Supporting Arouche on The Westminster Collection board is Victory Services Club’s Rosa Davies; Cavendish Venues’ Paul Martins; Central Hall Westminster’s Karin Parkinson; One Great George Street’s Jayna Patel; Broadway House’s Amanda Sutton; QEII Centre’s Diane Waldron; Lansdowne Club’s Lucy Mannering and London Film Museum’s Rob Chambers.