PR chief Alistair Turner has been appointed as president-elect of ISES UK.

Alistair Turner, managing director of Eight PR & Marketing, will succeed Kevin Jackson as president of ISES UK next year.

Turner’s appointment was confirmed following discussions between Jackson and the board.

Jackson said he is confident Turner will continue the legacy he is implementing as president this year.

He said: “Ali’s experience in the communications industry is going to be invaluable in leading ISES next year. The event industry is going through a good deal of change but at heart we will always be creative communicators. Ali’s understanding of that will allow ISES to continue its growth as we deliver more value for members and sponsors.”

Turner said: “As a long-standing member of the association this is an incredible privilege and a big responsibility; following in the footsteps of some really brilliant people. The positioning of the association right now as a creative powerhouse is ideal.”