Event management company Arinex has announced Nicole Walker as its new CEO.
Walker started with Arinex in 2014 as a project manager in the conferencing business unit before moving to the management team, where she was most recently the firm’s chief operating officer.
The news comes just months after Arinex launched its first New Zealand office.
Announcing the appointment, Arinex founder and chair Roslyn McLeod welcome Walker to the role of CEO.
“It has been 40 years since the company had such a young CEO who was also enthusiastic and wanted to create a journey of terrific successes,” she said.
“However, looking ahead, I believe Arinex is now blessed with a far greater talent showing the same determination to succeed.
“I look forward to observing Nicole build an even more outstanding group of colleagues, resources and innovative outcomes both within Australia and globally.”
While the COVID-19 crisis an uncertain for time for the events sector, Walker said she will use the crisis as an opportunity for the company to excel through determination, creative thinking, drawing on client, suppliers and staff member support.
“I am delighted and humbled to receive this appointment and whilst commencing the role during an unprecedented time for the industry, in fact the entire world, I am determined to demonstrate our vision to ‘harness the experience of our past, designing event solutions that accelerate into the future’,” she said.
“The Arinex team have identified new opportunities to set Arinex up for success in the ‘new normal’.”
Arinex is encouraging its clients to move to online events, rather than hibernating during COVID-19, through its suite of online streaming technology.
“Our end-to-end technology solutions are ground breaking and our team are available to support both the industry and our clients to ensure we remain focused on the future and how incredible it will be to meet again and share the experiences and learnings from this disruptive time,” said Walker.