Lateral Events, the multi-award winning, independent, creative and diverse full-service event management company, celebrates 25 years with a change in ownership.
Simon Baggs will assume the role of Chairman, stepping down from his CEO role, and moving to working four-days-a-week from January 2023 onwards.
General Manager Megan Peters has been promoted to CEO.
Simon Baggs has gifted half the company to long standing senior executives:
Megan Peters Director CEO
Jette Baggs Sargood Director Head of People & Relationships
Markus Baggs Sargood Non-Executive Director
Isabelle Cherry Director Head of Premium Events
Caroline Didier Director Tour Manager & Senior Event Producer
Simon Baggs said, “Since Lateral’s inception 25 years ago, the company has become something of a powerhouse in premium events, business events and intellectual entertainment theatre tours. I am so proud of the team that has delivered 140 live events attended by 99,200 people across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan this year, as we get back off the floor after the pandemic. I am so pleased that our core team will now be directors and shareholders, that they will own the company that they have worked so hard to make a success.Lateral’s future looks very bright, with a very busy 2023 and significant contracts and tours in place right through to 2026.
“I would like to thank our clients, some of them who have been with us for more than twenty years, for the faith they place in us, for the challenges bring us and comradery we enjoy with them”.