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21 Sep 2020

Max Bull steps up as chair of the AEV

Max Bull steps up as chair of the AEV

Max Bull, executive director of venue sales at the Business Design Centre, has been elected chair of the Association of Event Venues .  The election, which took place at the AEV AGM on 15th September at the Business Design Centre, also sees Shaun Hinds, chief executive officer at Manchester Central become Vice Chair.  Dan Thurlow, Former Chair, will now assume the role of Past Chair for the forthcoming year.  In addition four new board members were elected, Jackie Boughton – head of business events at The Barbican, Andy Gibb – group sales & marketing director at Stadium MK, Paula Lorimer – director of Harrogate Convention Centre, and Jason Lunn – venue director at the East of England Arena and Events Centre.

Max Shaun

“It is a great honour and responsibility to be elected chair of the association at such a challenging time, and to follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's best known individuals. I am looking forward to working with the board members, both existing and new, supporting the AEV team and help build on the current strength of the AEV” explained Bull.

AEV director Rachel Parker commented, “I am incredibly grateful to Dan for his tenure as chair for what has been one of the most challenging periods of our time.   I look forward to working with Max and Shaun to continue supporting our members during this crisis.  I would also like to welcome our four new board members who each bring a different perspective of our industry given their diverse venue purpose and locations across the UK.”




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