Suzanne Singleton will be taking over as head of associations at London & Partners, the capital’s convention bureau, following Becky Graveney’s departure after nearly 10 years work attracting some of the world’s biggest congresses to the city.
Singleton, who has a background in the hotel hospitality sector, will leave her role as MICE account director at The Grove, in Hertfordshire, to take up her new position on 19 September.
In recent years London has risen from 19th to 5th place in the ICCA rankings, having attracted big medical congresses such as the European Society of Cardiology’s and the European Respiratory Society’s.
Tracy Halliwell MBE, director of major events and business tourism at London & Partners, said: “It is sad to see Becky leave after so many successful years but I am delighted to welcome Suzanne on board who I’m sure will play a crucial role in helping many more major associations and congresses come to London.”
Singleton added: “The prospect of promoting London as the best destination in the world for associations is the ultimate opportunity and I am excited to pick up the mantle from Becky who worked tirelessly over the last 10 years to establish London as one of the top associations destinations.
“It is now my privilege to carry this forward, build on these solid foundations in a changing world and bring even more associations events to our capital city.”