Marshall to take over as chair of ESSA from Jan 1

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Nick Marshall, chief executive officer of Melville GES,  will take over officially as chair of ESSA from January 1, 2013, after outgoing chair, Aztec’s John Robson handed over the reigns of the association at the last ESSA Board Meeting of 2012 on December 13.

Marshall said: “I am delighted to be taking over as chair from John. Working together with the ESSA director, Chris Skeith and the team, he has helped to create a strong, robust and well respected association. The ESSA brand has become a badge of quality that helps members to sell their services, it is something of which we can all be proud .

“We have built close working relationships with our colleagues in the organiser and venue community, and the cross association working groups have been a major success. I am looking forward to building upon these solid foundations and continuing the development of ESSA.”