PCO Association co-founder steps down

PCO Association co-founder steps down

 Peter Sugg, who in 2006 co-founded the PCO Association with Rob Henshaw (retired in 2014), has stepped down from the executive.

‘It has been an interesting past decade, participation and support has never been stronger, so it's the right time to pass the baton on,’ says Sugg.

‘There were certainly some head winds when we started, however these eased with each passing year as support continued to grow.'

‘We developed an education and communication model that took advantage of emerging technologies and were the first association in the meetings industry to embrace social media by launching a weekly blog, use webinars for training and meetings, and actively engaging with Facebook and Twitter users,’ he says.

Sugg will be spending more time in his own conference management business, which launched in 1990.

The executive will now consist of Barry Neame, Karen Sainsbury and Paula Leishman who are ably supported by PCO Association staff Maxine Tod and Cindy Axisa.