Jack Morton has appointed Craig Millon to the role of chief client officer, while other senior leadership appointments have seen Edward Scott promoted to the role of president US and Sharon Crichton rejoining the agency as executive vice president, global head of production. “Growth is our agency’s highest priority and the addition of this new talent to our leadership will allow us to focus on driving more collaboration and connectivity across our network,” said CEO Josh McCall.
Connections has appointed Gemma Fitchett as PR and marketing manager. Fitchett said: "Since launching in 2014, Micaela Giacobbe and her specialist team have reinvented the world of networking on a truly personalised level. I’m looking forward to driving the brand forward and developing new opportunities for our community of leaders.”
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed Michelle Frymire as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Based in Minneapolis, Frymire will report to Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of CWT and serve as a member of the CWT executive leadership team.
Creative event management company Smart Live has announced the appointment of Jennifer O’Higgins to the newly created role of business development director. The appointment is the result of ambitious growth plans for Smart Live as it looks to extend its proposition through new revenue streams. O'Higgins joins Smart Live from Chelsea Football Club where she spent five years, most recently as senior business development manager.
Butlin’s Conference & Events team has appointed Amanda Ellis as national sales manager to further bolster the growing C&E team and drive business growth.Before joining Butlin’s Conference & Events, Ellis held the position of national account manager at the Fairmont St Andrews, in Scotland, where she was responsible for selling to the meetings and events markets in London and the South, as well as the international markets of France, Italy, Russia, Estonia and Poland. Ellis joins the team with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, having also worked at The Gleneagles Hotel, Audleys Wood Hotel, Newbury Racecourse and Marriott Hotels.
The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has appointed Lindsey Thorpe as its new UK & Ireland MICE manager. Thorpe will be managing all opportunities within the MICE sector for the tourist board. She joins after nearly four years as MICE account director at Hills Balfour.
Kristin Lamb has been promoted internally to head of sales and service at venue finding agency ExecSpace. Formerly head of public sector, Lamb will have overall responsibility for the service provided by the sales team.
Ruth Hilton has joined The Appointment Group (TAG) to develop its private clients leisure division in the UK. She joins in the role of commercial contractor having previously worked for The Travel Corporation and Gold Medal, leading sales and business Development functions. Hilton said: “The Appointment Group is a true leader within the sector and this role represents a fantastic opportunity, at an exciting time for the company.”
Clive has appointed Darren Kerr to its senior leadership team in the role of head of creative services. Kerr has worked with brands including Microsoft, Huawei, Alibaba, EMC, Oracle, Prudential, Bloomberg, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Ford and Audi.
The ICC Birmingham has appointed Sandra Eyre as senior account manager to its association sales team. Eyre has a wealth of experience from previous roles at ACC Liverpool and ICC Wales, before making the move to Birmingham.