CINZ concludes search for new chief executive

Lisa Hopkins has been appointed as the new chief executive of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), following Sue Sullivan’s resignation in September.

Hopkins will begin her Auckland-based new role on February 3, 2020.

In total, Hopkins has over a decade worth of experience in senior business events leadership positions in New Zealand and offshore.

Prior to joining CINZ, Hopkins was vice president and managing director, APAC for BCD Meetings and Events, based in Singapore.

She has held senior leadership roles with cievents and Carlson Marketing in Singapore and New Zealand. In New Zealand, she was director of the APEC Task Force for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade when New Zealand hosted the 1999 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

Hopkins is a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board for international business events network, PCMA.

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