Simon Hughes has been appointed a non-executive director of The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII Centre).
Hughes is the managing partner of MCHA, the current Chair of Eventia and former director of live events for the Central Office of Information (COI). He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and managing events in both the public and private sectors.
Ernest Vincent, chief executive, QEII Centre said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to QEII CentreC as a non-executive director. He will bring a wealth of experience of live events to the Centre at a time when we are exploring new avenues for growth.
“Simon’s appointment coincides with that of Alison White who will take over responsibilities as chair of the Centre’s Audit Committee. Alison, a chartered accountant, also has immense experience of both the private and public sectors. The role of QEII Centre non-executive directors is to bring experience and knowledge to the Centre as well as being an independent challenge to the executive team.”
Simon Hughes said: “Having delivered lots of events at QEII Centre over the years, I have a real insight into both the opportunities and challenges that it faces at the moment.
“It may be located in the very heart of London, but it's not just about a great location; it’s a venue that offers great spaces coupled with fantastic service and a passion for getting it right. Everyone that works there and the many clients that love holding events there; we all need to remind people of these qualities.”
Hughes’ appointment will be from December 2012.