MCEC appoints new CEO

THE MELBOURNE Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed Peter King, currently the chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, as it’s new CEO.

In his present role, King has overseen on an annual basis the Royal Easter Show – the largest single event in Australia –and has played a leading role in securing government investment for the new A$65 million (US$66 million), 25,000-seat Main Arena Stadium.

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust chairman, Bob Annells, said: “Peter King brings great insight and a tremendous track record of achievement in venue management and international marketing among many other attributes.”

“With his valuable range of skills, King will be instrumental in providing higher level strategic planning and management input as the MCEC business grows over the coming years.”

King was selected after an extensive public recruitment and executive search process throughout Australia and internationally.

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