As of October 1, 2022, Lisa Hannant will be the new CEO of Clarion Events, succeeding Russell Wilcox, who moves to the position of Executive Chairman. Lisa Hannant joined Clarion in 2008 and was appointed to the board as Group Managing Director in 2013, with responsibility for driving international expansion.
As CEO, Lisa Hannant will continue to work closely with Russell Wilcox who, in addition to his role as Chair of the Board, will have responsibility for strategic growth, business development opportunities, and a number of projects across the Group. Previous Chairman, Simon Kimble, will remain on the Clarion Board as a non-executive director.
„We’ve spent the last two years creating a customer-centric way of working.“
Lisa Hannant, incoming CEO, Clarion Events
Announcing the changes, Russell Wilcox said: “I am delighted to be able to announce Lisa as Clarion’s new CEO. She has been such a key driver of the company’s tremendous growth over the years and brings a wealth of experience, skill and great ideas to the role going forward. I’m thrilled to be working with her as she takes the company on to ever greater success in the future”.
Clarion Events’ incoming CEO, Lisa Hannant, said: “It’s a huge privilege to be leading the company as it enters the next stage of its growth and evolution. We’ve spent the last two years really focusing on creating a customer-centric way of working across the organisation. This work continues and is an essential part of what, I hope, Clarion will stand for in the future. If we can build the highest levels of customer value and satisfaction, then we will have an incredibly strong and resilient business.”clarionevents.com/clarion-events-announces-lisa-hannant-new-ceo