Business Events Sydney (BESydney), Australia’s leading convention bureau, yesterday welcomed two new directors to its Board.
Beverley Parker, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Dockside Group and Shelley Roberts, Executive Director, Aviation Services, Sydney Airport were elected to the positions of Members’ Directors by their peers.
BESydney Chairman, Col Hughes, announced the appointments at the company’s Annual General Meeting yesterday.
“We are delighted to welcome Shelley and Beverly to our Board. Our nine directors bring unique energy and perspectives, along with diverse industry and commercial knowledge, to the table. Together they will actively contribute to the strategy and direction of the company and we look forward to working with them, now and into the future.
“BESydney also thanks the contribution, guidance and support provided by the outgoing directors, Kate Smith and Gary Daly. We also must acknowledge the extraordinary contribution of Ton van Amerongen who has served on the BESydney Board for the past 20 years, either as a Director or Special Advisor. The Board has been the beneficiary of Ton’s exceptional understanding of the business events industry and his sage counsel throughout this period.”
BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith echoed Col’s endorsement of the new-look Board, highlighting the importance of strong industry leaders to guide the company’s future success.
“The business events market both globally and locally is changing. We need to evolve to ensure we are best placed to tackle the challenges, and opportunities, that lie ahead. Under the guidance of our highly-respected and connected Board of Directors, both past and present, BESydney is leading the way as a global destination of choice for business events.
“Our future is positive and promising and we owe much of our success to the dedication and passion of our Board, which has been strengthened by yesterday’s appointments.”