EIA appoints Ray Bird as Executive Officer
As the former principal of both RBA Consulting and Meeting Masters, his extensive experience will augment the tasks of membership servicing and retention, training and development programs, advocacy, and industry representation.
In announcing the appointment, EIA President, Tony Williamson stated that he was absolutely delighted the Association had attracted a person of his calibre and given his background and wealth of “hands -on” experience Ray will be of immense benefit to the organisation.
Ray has previously provided similar roles for several WA based tourism industry groups. He is widely acknowledged as a high achiever and in recognition of his contribution to the industry was a recipient of the prestigious Sir David Brand Medal.
With “Events” being a key part of the tourism family, his return to a front line role will enable him to work with the members and stakeholders to raise the profile within the industry and community.
As a priority, Ray will be aiming to have the value of the Events Industry Association recognised by highlighting its extensive membership base. He is very confident of achieving measurable and satisfying outcomes as a result of the association’s various planned activities, around Western Australia.
The Events Industry Association of Western Australia (EIA), which formed in 1995, is a not for profit association representing the state events industry and is dedicated to fostering high professional standards in the delivery and management of events.
The EIA acts as a member lobby group to government and delivers professional development programmes along with networking forums to enable the dissemination of information and the opportunity for members to raise, discuss and debate current industry issues.