Family business: Generation change
Family business

Generation change

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After over five decades at the heart of the business, Sandy Angus has stepped down as chairman of Montgomery Group, London. Group managing director Damion Angus takes on the additional role of chairman, effective November 1, 2022, continuing to lead the strategic direction of the group. Sandy Angus will assume the role of non-executive director, while remaining chairman of Angus Montgomery Arts, a subsidiary of Montgomery Group. Over the course of his career, Sandy Angus has co-founded and invested in numerous events around the world, including the launch of London Art Fair in 1982, Art Hong Kong in 2007 and India Art Fair in 2011. During that time Montgomery Group has remained an independently run family business while evolving into a highly respected global exhibition organiser, with offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the UK, and events spanning industries such as food and drink, hospitality, art, photography, security, manufacturing, mining and many more. In addition to a long career as a leading entrepreneur, investor and organiser in the global exhibition industry, Sandy Angus has served as president of the Union of International Fairs (UFI), chairman of the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) and chairman of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

Damion Angus concludes: "It is a great honour to become chairman of the group and to follow in the large footsteps of Sandy and Bryan Montgomery before him. Whilst the pandemic certainly challenged the group on every level, I really feel we have come out of it as a much stronger business, and I very much look forward to delivering on our post covid strategy.