People moves at Jockey Club Catering, ExCeL London, INITIALS and more.

Jockey Club Catering


Richard Herring has been appointed catering general manger at Epsom Downs Racecourse, where he will oversee all catering operations and lead a team of up to 1,400 staff on key race days.

ExCeL London


ExCeL London has strengthened its conference and events team with the appointment of Terry Bower to the role of business development manager. Bower will bring experience from 20 years working in business development to the role.



Creative agency INITIALS has appointed Paul Gygi (pictured right) as its new creative director, with a specific focus on promotional live engagement. He has previously worked on campaigns for brands such as Guinness, Lucozade and Sony Mobile.



The NEC has restructured its senior management team and created two new roles.

Linda Ritchie, formally event director, will take on the role of venue general manager, while Gary Masters, formally security and traffic operations manager, has been appointed campus general manager.

Venues and Events International


Venue finding and event management agency Venues and Events International has announced the appointment of Matilda Burgess (pictured above) and Gemma Texeira.

Burgess joins as conference planning executive and Texeira has been contracted to assist with event delivery as a freelance project manager.