The Association Specialists expand into Melbourne

(L-R) Francis Child and Sue Gillard.

The Association Specialists have expanded into Melbourne after securing two Melbourne-based businesses.

Earlier this year, The Association Specialists acquired the client base of Professional Association Management Specialists (PAMS). This month also saw, CLEMS Association and Event Management brought under The Association Specialists’ brand.

Sue Gillard, the previous owner of CLEMS, will manage this operation, looking after a diverse client portfolio of associations and accompanying events.

“The immediate scale we have now, coupled with The Association Specialists’ support from Sydney means we can offer the highest level of association management and event management services in Melbourne,” said Gillard.

Francis Child, managing director at The Association Specialists, said he was pleased to have developed a strong presence in Melbourne.

“We look forward to building a highly successful business under Sue, using the reputations of CLEMS and PAMS coupled with the expertise of The Associations Specialists,” said Child.

Kicking off the new union, The Association Specialists will host their Strategic Board Series on May 21  in Melbourne, where industry professionals can share and learn from thought leaders in the association and not-for-profit sectors.