Penny Lion and Dr Leo Jago join Australian Business Events Association board

Penny Lion has joined the ABEA board of directors.

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has welcomed the addition of two new directors with Penny Lion and Dr Leo Jago joining its board.

Lion was the former head of Business Events Australia and is a Non-Executive Director of Racing SA, Adelaide Venue Management Corporation and the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association, while Jago is Director of Tourism and Business Events International and former Chair of Business Events Council of Australia.

“All directors appointed have garnered acclaim as industry leaders, with our latest appointments being no exception. Each director is uniquely positioned to propel the Association towards its goals,” said Melissa Brown, ABEA’s CEO.

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Former BECA Chair Dr Leo Jago.

“In Penny Lion we have a wealth of industry connections and influence, business vision and planning, and in Dr Leo Jago, an abundance of research and advocacy knowledge and guidance.

“With nine of the eleven Board positions now occupied, ABEA is galvanised with a representative Board, comprehensively reflecting, and addressing the industry.”

Brown said ABEA was still looking for more industry leaders to join the board.

“We want to see the final two positions on the Board filled by high calibre individuals who, together with our current directors, will represent the full scope of our industry,” she said.