Former William Reed exhibitions director Neil Felton (1) has been appointed the new global MD of printing trade association FESPA's exhibition and events division. He will now direct a portfolio of events in London, Barcelona, Singapore, Mexico and the Americas. Felton most recently spent six years with William Reed and replaces Frazer Chesterman. Reed Exhibitions has promoted two staff to event director level on its International Jewellery London exhibition. Syreeta Tranfield, who joined the team in 2005 as marketing manager, was most recently event manager. Sam Willoughby meanwhile, joined as acting event manager in 2010 and was previously head of marketing for Reed's IT events. Aztec Event Services has promoted Leo Speck (2) to account director and Graham Farmer (3) to warehouse manager. The contractor said the appointments come off the back of 20 per cent year-on-year growth. William Reed has appointed Rachel Quigley (4) to event director of its Restaurant Show. She comes from the restaurant industry and graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu school as well as trained as a chef in several international establishments. Quigley was formerly a lawyer.Tom Stevens joins 4D Design and Display as project manager. He is the fifth hire in 12 months. Mark Eddy (5), the former Teamwork Division MD at Melville Exhibitions and Events, has become European sales director at Melville's parent company Global Experience Specialists. He is now responsible for new business development activities for the custom-build divisions of GES International.Sally Fisher has joined Thorns Group as sales executive in its Manchester office. Her career spans 16 years and includes sales and media positions. She was most recently sales executive at Lancashire and Lake District Life magazines. Joanna Lean has joined Manchester Central Convention Complex as communications officer. She was formerly with NHS Trafford.Holly May is the new marketing executive on Emap's BETT show. Her previous role was a marketing executive on GLEE and has been working for the company since September 2009.Millbrook Events has recruited Dave Charlton as operations manager at The Concept Centre, near Milton Keynes. He has 16 years' experience in the events and training industry. MPI UK and Ireland Chapter has announced its chapter board of directors. It will be led by Barbican's Samme Allen for 2011-2012 and assumes office on July 1, 2011. The candidates are: Nathalie Jean, Lychee 3 (president-elect); Fiona Pelham, Sustainable Events (immediate past president); Robert Eveleigh, Ideas Ltd (vice-president of finance and commercial operations); Lisa Owen, Marketing Manchester (vice-president of communications); June Clark, Reed Travel Exhibitions (vice-president of knowledge); Louise Newton, Logi Plan (vice-president of membership).people44 JUNE 2011 ExhibitioNNEws.co.Ukexhibition news appointmentson the moveAND SHAKERSnew appointmentsMoVeRsnicholas Rutherford event director, AidexCentaur exhibitionswhat do you enjoy most about the exhibition industry?Working on a dynamic exhibition like AidEx is a unique opportunity. Not many people can say they work on an exhibition which is going to make a real difference to people's lives. what frustrates you?The launch of a new event is always frustrating because the majority of exhibitors won't have experienced an event like it before and don't know what to expect. what achievement are you most proud of?Coming up with the concept of AidEx and seeing it come to fruition through Centaur is certainly my proudest achievement to date. Having previously worked on exhibitions in the aerospace and defence sector, it had always struck me that an event focused on helping the humanitarian aid sector improve the delivery of aid could work well. You could say it's a sort of antidote to the defence shows. if you weren't in this industry, what would you be doing?I love working in the exhibition industry but if I wasn't doing that I'd certainly still be doing something that was closely linked. There's no doubt I'd still be working within the media.who do you admire most in the industry and why?I really admire Richard Curtis for the extensive work he has done publicising poverty through Comic Relief. He truly is a very good person. what's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?Be brave and trust your instincts.what's the funniest moment you have ever had at work? I work in a very lively media organisation and there's always plenty happening. We endeavour to always reward achievement. The funniest moments happen once a month - if someone makes a silly blunder (which inevitably happens from time to time, working in such a stressful environment) - a rubber duck has to sit on his or her desk for four weeks! 13245
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