Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)
has appointed Lisa Hopkins as Chief Executive.
Lisa was previously Vice President and
Managing Director, APAC for global event management company BCD
Meetings and Events based in Singapore, and is a member of the
Asia Pacific Advisory Board for the international business events
Lisa has also held senior leadership roles
with cievents and Carlson Marketing in Singapore and New Zealand,
and for the past decade she has been invited to speak at key
industry events across Australia, Singapore, India and China.
In New Zealand, Lisa was Director of the APEC Task Force for the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade when New Zealand hosted the
1999 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.
“Lisa's broad, international experience working with
clients and dealing with global industry topics will be invaluable
for our members and stakeholders as New Zealand moves to a new
level of competition on the world stage,” said CINZ Board Chair,
Tony Gardner. “She is
a warm, relatable person who connects naturally and is looking
forward to seeing how CINZ can provide even more value to our members.”
Lisa will begin her new role as Chief Executive of
CINZ based in Auckland on Monday, 3 February 2020.