Tony Howlett has been appointed to the new role of associate director and head of operations at Auckland Conventions Venues and Events. Howlett has an extensive sales and marketing background with is most recent role being general manager sales and marketing at Heritage Hotels for nearly four years. Before that he was general manager at Heritage Hanmer Springs Hotel. Howlett ill work with the organisation’s events team around planning and delivery. The team currently hosts more than 800 events per year.