Ian Horne new Chair of Business Events Adelaide

Ian Horne is the new Chair of Business Events Adelaide.

Business Events Adelaide has appointed Ian Horne as Chair replacing Jim Kouts, who will remain as an independent director.

Horne has been a member of the Business Events Adelaide Board since 2014, most recently as Deputy Chair and is a long term hotel industry advocate and former CEO of the Australian Hotels Association SA.

Since retiring from AHA SA mid-2023, Horne has been appointed to the Board of Tourism Australia, adding to his membership of the South Australian Tourism Commission Board, the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation and the South Australian Skills Commission.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Ian’s calibre ready to lead Business Events Adelaide into the future,” Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto said.

“He is a highly regarded, connected and respected leader and having worked closely with Jim in refining Business Events Adelaide’s strategic vision, there is no one better placed to assume the position of Chair”.

Independent director Catherine Cooper will take on the deputy chair role.

“Ian and Catherine’s appointments will ensure Adelaide maintains its position as a business event destination that puts economic growth future front and centre.” Kitto said.