Auckland Convention Bureau makes three new hires

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The Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) has made three new additions to its team.

Richard Clarke, who joined Auckland Unlimited as head of major events in January 2020, will lead the Auckland Convention Bureau following the departure of Anna Hayward. Clarke’s role is now head of major and business events.

From left: Richard Clarke; Kenneth Pereira; Sarah Burilin

He is also leading Auckland Unlimited’s rollout plan for the Regional Events Fund, which is designed to promote domestic tourism through major and business events.

Also new to the ACB team is Kenneth Pereira, who joins as business events manager – Australia. Pereira was previously with the New Zealand International Convention Centre, and most recently, he was an event development manager within major events division at Auckland Unlimited.

Lastly, Sarah Burilin joins ACB as marketing and communications manager following Jeanette Stanton’s move to Business Events Industry Aotearoa last month. Burilin will work alongside the strategic partnerships and marketing team and oversee the team’s connection into Auckland Unlimited’s wider marketing and partnership strategy.

Jeanette Stanton rejoins BEIA

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