UKEVENTS has re-elected Nick Morgan, The Fair director, commercial opportunities lead and chair of the Outdoor Events Working Group, to its newly elected Executive Committee.  

Morgan said a lack of support for festivals and events could send the UK into a cultural crisis after the Government failed to support the sector in the Spring Budget.

The umbrella association has also elected Glenn Bowdin, principal lecturer in Events Management at the UK Centre for Events Management, as vice chair and treasurer.

Meanwhile, Priya Narain, vice chair, takes over as chair of the Diversity, Skills and Talent Working Group from Caroline Jackson, who has stepped down from her role after serving a multi-year term on the UKEVENTS executive committee.

The new UKEVENTS Executive Committee is as follows:  

  • Chair – Chris Skeith, OBE 
  • Vice Chair – Glenn Bowdin, Treasurer  
  • Vice Chair – Nick Morgan, Commercial Opportunities lead (Chair of the Outdoor Events Working Group)   
  • Vice Chair – Priya Narain, Chair of the Diversity, Skills and Talent Working Group      
  • Vice Chair – Susan Tanner, Membership lead 
  • Advocacy & Government Relations Lead – Michael Hirst OBE (Chair of the Advocacy & Government Relations Working Group)  
  • Special Advisor Communication/PR – Robert Wright 
  • Immediate Past Chair – Simon Hughes