We are pleased to highlight that 2020 has begun with three appointments to our Global Leadership Team.
Jason Erickson has been appointed as Global Managing Director, Steve Sanders has joined us as Global Finance Director and Danisa Frentiu has been appointed as Global Senior Director of Human Resources. The new appointments bring new expertise and experience to our already established and highly successful leadership team.
Jason Erickson joins Ashfield Meetings & Events having successfully run Ashfield Commercial and Patient Solutions in Canada for the past 7 years. Jason has extensive leadership experience, growing the Canadian commercial offering and creating a solid strategic platform.
Steve Sanders joins us as Global Finance Director from leading medical device business, Hillrom, where his most recent role was Director of Business Operations. Steve has over 20 years’ experience working in finance management and leadership roles, and his extensive knowledge and understanding will support us as our organisation continues to expand in line with our growth strategy.
In addition, Danisa Frentiu, joins as Global Senior Director of Human Resources. Danisa joined Ashfield in Canada in 2013, where her focus has been on driving the talent agenda. She has over 15 years’ HR experience and will be focused on further developing the excellent people-based culture we already have.
The three appointments join our Global Leadership Team, where UK-based Penny Callaghan takes a lead role as Director of Operations and Business Support Services, which includes operational direction in Europe and Asia. In addition, Engagement Director Jo Brook plays a pivotal role in leading the strategic growth around the business, which will focus on the continuous evolution of our creative services.
CEO US Gavin Houston, will continue to lead our services and growth in the US, capitalising on the our rising reputation for providing full service meetings and live event experiences, and Senior Vice President of Client Operations, Laura Brown, will continue to focus on our operational excellence for our wide range of existing and new clients in the USA. Former Global MD, Nicola Burns, has now left the business to pursue other opportunities, having been at the helm for a significant period of continued growth and success.
“I’m delighted to have joined Ashfield Meetings & Events at such an exciting time for the organisation,” says Jason Erickson. “Our company has been on a strong growth journey under the leadership of Nicola Burns; we’re winning awards for our exhibit booth designs, we’re highly-regarded for our research with healthcare professionals, and our talented employees deliver an impressive 2,500 global meetings and events for healthcare businesses each year. Our Global Leadership Team is made up of experienced leaders with extensive strategic and operational expertise, and I’m excited about continuing to grow and develop our business.”