Two new board members join BESydney

From left: Judith Crompton; and Deborah Zimmer

Two new Board Directors have been appointed to the Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Board.

The BESydney Board has appointed Judith Crompton as an independent director and incoming chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC) from September 1, 2023, replacing Marlene Kanga who steps down after six years of service.

From left: Judith Crompton; and Deborah Zimmer

Crompton is a highly experienced executive and board member who has held senior executive positions within the insurance, airline and travel industries and has over 30 years’ extensive experience working with some of the largest companies in Australia, Switzerland, the UK and UAE. Throughout this time, she has also led teams and overseen operations in Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and India. She continues to hold board positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Earlier as of June 16, Deborah Zimmer, CEO of BridgeClimb, was appointed as a member director to the Board, filling the vacancy that arose following the company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ratification of Zimmer’s appointment will be sought from BESydney members at the 2023 AGM in October.

Zimmer is a former chief financial officer as well. Since she started her career as a chartered accountant with PwC, she has worked for a number of blue chip organisation across health and fitness, telecommunications, retail, IT and FMCG.

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