The International Live Events Association (ILEA) UK Chapter, formally known as ISES, and association EVCOM have both announced new changes to their boards.

Following its AGM at Oval Space, ILEA appointed Alistair Turner, managing director of EIGHT PR & Marketing as president of the Chapter for the 2016/17 year.

Darren Bandoo, PRG (programmes), Rui Cruz Alves, TFI Group (membership), and Gavin Williams, FatUnicorn (innovation), have all joined the board with director at large support from Sarah Page (Event Concept) and Georgia Toppin (The Barbican).

New appointments included Kirk Thomas, Athena Events Group in education, as well as Carlo Zoccali, Arsenal FC, and Richard Kadri-Langford, Lime Venue Portfolio, in the vice president and director at large positions respectively for marketing.

Turner also announced that Mike Fletcher, freelance content provider & consultant, will act as a special advisor to the board to implement the chapter’s vision of widening the footprint of ILEA throughout the UK.

Finally, past president Kevin Jackson will continue to support the new board while taking on the responsibility for finance.

Meanwhile at EVCOM, Steve Garvey handed over chairmanship for the next twelve months to Andy Smith, creative director at A-Vision.

Andrew Winterburn of Ashfield Meetings & Events was appointed vice chair and will be a member of the executive team for a further three years. Rachel Ley of RLC Productions remains on the board after winning the election for one of two agency representative places while Rachel Pendered of Media Zoo took the other agency position.