PEOPLE MOVES 2 MINUTES WITH... Mike Phillipson, managing director, Blitz|GES MOVERS & SHAKERS 1 How did you get into the event industry? Through the door marked ‘Creative Communications’. What will you do/have you done in the ﬁ rst month in the job? Listen to a multitude of customers and employees about what’s happened and what’s next. Manchester Central has appointed Shaun Hinds to the role of chief executive offi cer. He currently heads up international operations for BridgeStreet Global Hospitality and will join the business in early June when current CEO, Angie Robinson, retires from full time employment. What's on your desk? A game of Subbuteo football between England and Brazil – circa 1970 (this time England are winning). Kevin Thorborn (2) has been promoted to director of Mojo Barriers UK. Favourite thing about events? It’s all about the team. What do you think you can bring to the new role? 15 years’ experience of running a variety of businesses. 54 Laura Citron (1) has been appointed chief executive offi cer of London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s international promotional agency. How do you intend to face the challenges in the industry? Adopt a philosophy of knowledge rather than assumption. 2 3 Biggest frustration? People who are not passionate about what they do in life. Crowning moment? Seeing the fi ctional book I wrote on the shelves in Waterstones - in London Piccadilly! Best piece of advice? No one is born a winner. You earn that right when things go wrong. 4 Funniest work moment? Having a senior person from the poster industry pitch to me a giant red telephone poster concept while I was at the 24-hour bank First Direct, thinking we were Direct Line. I had never seen someone actually run from a meeting until then! Dream job? Nicole Kidman’s bed warmer. Who is the individual you most admire? Jean Jullien – a brilliant French graphic designer and illustrator. The last ﬁ lm you watched? An Oscar double bill of La La Land and Moonlight. At EN HQ, we take our coffee very seriously - how do you take your coffee? Starbucks Grande Bold with a cup of non-fat foam, so Nicole Kidman might like me more… June 2017 | exhibitionnews.co.uk 5 Communications agency We Are Vista have appointed Kate Greenwood (3) as production manager, as they continue to expand their exhibitions team. Circdata has appointed Hellen Beveridge (4) to the new position of head of strategic insight, a connective marketing and data role. Hellen will work within the senior management team to ensure that the company and its clients are ready for the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Georgios Christou, president of Zappeion Exhibition Halls in Athens, has been nominated and elected president of Historic Conference Centres of Europe. Tobacco Dock has appointed Francis Cremona (5) head of business development. Cremona joins from Concerto Group.