The chairman of Exhibition & Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), Neil Nagooroo, has announced that EXSA is looking for a new General Manager to take over the running of the Association. After six years at the helm of EXSA, Sue Gannon has decided to focus on skills development for the industry and will be taking over the recently launched EXSA Academy.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Association but feel it is the right time for a fresh perspective – a new person to bring focus, ideas and strategy to our exciting industry” Ms Gannon said.
She steps down at the end of May but will remain committed to the Association where she sits on the Services SETA Chamber Board, and will also represent EXSA at the new Professional Body for the Events Industry – CEP Africa – the Council for Events Professionals.
“Skills development and education from the shop-floor up to events manager and director level is vital to the long-term growth of our industry,” Mr Nagooroo said.