KLCC announces changes in leadership team

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has announced a series of promotions and new appointments in its leadership team.

John Burke takes over the helm as KLCC’s general manager, succeeding Alan Pryor who retires after 40 years in the business events industry.

John Burke is KLCC’s new general manager

Burke joined KLCC in 2017 as deputy general manager where he was integral in pushing the venue’s digital transformation forward and upgrading its security infrastructure. He also managed the development of hybrid and virtual event spaces and platforms, as well as led multiple sustainability projects, initiatives and investments to enhance KLCC as a sustainable venue.

Robert Hatton-Jones will take over as deputy general manager. He brings with him nearly two decades of experience in F&B operations, business development, venue and asset management, event planning and marketing.

Prior to joining KLCC, Hatton-Jones was the general manager of commercial & business development at Cape Town International Convention Centre since 2017.

Layzree bin Bongsu has been promoted to director of finance and administration, and will oversee the day-to-day finance and procurement, as well as information technology operations at KLCC.

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