BRUMBY HEADS MCET
THE Victorian Government has appointed high-profile former Premier John Brumby as chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET), replacing Robert Annells who has held the role for more than 20 years.
The former Labor leader joins as work continues on the $200 million expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), which is managed by the MCET on behalf of the state government.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said he was delighted to announce Brumby’s appointment and paid tribute to the work of Robert Annells over the past two decades.
“His dedication has been crucial to our state’s success in this sector,” Eren said.
MCEC chief executive Peter King said he was looking forward to continuing the centre’s success under the guidance of the former Premier.
“The MCEC is currently one of the world’s leading business events venues, and with our current expansion well underway the future looks even brighter,” King said.
Brumby’s role starts 11 Aug.