RIBA Venues, the conference and events arm of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has confirmed the appointment of a new head of venues.
Moya Maxwell joins the RIBA Venues team, which is based at 66 Portland Place in London, from the Royal Opera House where she worked as head of commercial programming. Maxwell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having worked in the events industry for over 20 years. Her other experience includes roles at St James’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and as chairman of Unique Venues of London.
Maxwell’s role at RIBA Venues will see her leading and developing the venue and events teams to ensure they continue to increase their commercial contribution to the charity and fulfil their public and cultural remit to encourage more people to engage with and explore architecture.
Commenting on her new role, Maxwell said: “I am delighted to have joined this unique and prestigious venue. I hope to build on the success of winning Best Conference Centre at the 2016 Conference Awards by further developing our conference and events offering in a way that highlights the unique asset of this beautiful art deco building.”
RIBA Venues sales and marketing manager Kirsten Kruls added: “We are excited to welcome Moya on board. With her vast experience in the meeting and events sector, I’m sure she will continue to develop RIBA Venues’ reputation as one of the leading conference and events venues in London.”