Events industry sustainability body isla has voted in nine new members to its Advisory Board, strengthening expert, cross-sector input across all its activities.
Made up of both isla members and non-members alike, the new appointees represent a wide spectrum of events-industry stakeholders from agencies, exhibition organisers and venues through to caterers and industry media.
The additional board members are:
Selina Donald, Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer – The Bulb
Philippa Murphy, Events Marketing Manager – Amazon
Amy King, Head of Exhibitions & Events – ASM Global
Martin Fullard, Editorial Director – MashMedia
Marisa Beckman, Operations Consultant – Inovent Exhibitions Ltd
Chloe Jackson, Managing Director – Smart Group Ltd
Faye Priestley, Executive Project Director – Identity
Chloé Menhinick, Partner (Association & Legacy Consultancy) – GainingEdge
Stewart Green, Associate Director – Xquisite Productions
The new Advisory Board members will join founding board members: Carina Filek, Global Chief Operations Officer at Elevate and Saskya Liney, Account Director & Head of Sustainability at emc3 in shaping the direction of the isla community to 2024.
Now in its third year, isla’s expanded Advisory Board will be focusing on strategy for cross-industry stakeholder engagement with focuses on insights, direct action and alignment.
isla Co-founder Anna Abdelnoor said: “isla’s membership base is growing steadily and our expanded Advisory Board will ensure that we best represent the interests of our community and the wider industry, to create a united voice for change. Against the backdrop of COP27 and a growing appetite for turning climate conversations into solutions, we’re excited to harness the combined expertise and energy of the Advisory Board.”
Advisory Board Chair and Managing Director of Freeman EMEA Jason Megson added: “I’m very much looking forward to working with all the new Advisory Board members. The breadth of expertise and commitment to positive change will not only support isla’s membership but will also have an impact across the wider events industry.”