The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) is pleased to announce the recent election of its new Board of Directors, effective from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18 October 2017.
The new Board will serve for a three-year term in accordance with the AMI Constitution, and at the end of their term in 2020 will be eligible for re-election.
New Board Director, George Bell joins incumbent Directors Lynda Cavalera, Andrew Thornton, Nicholas Ridis and Nick Kariotoglou. Andrew Thornton will continue his service as Chair and Lynda Cavalera in her role as Deputy Chair.
Bell brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to the table, having built a reputation for excellence as the Marketing Lecturer at Australian National University for the past 15 years. He previously served as Business Analyst at Medibank Private (four years), National Marketing Director at Medicare (five years), and Marketing Specialist at the Department of Employment (four years).
As an AMI Board Director, Bell will work alongside his fellow Directors to ensure the Institute continues to thrive as the preeminent professional association for marketers in Australia, providing cutting edge marketing theory and practice to fuel progress in the careers of Australian marketers.
“I’m very excited to play an integral role in the Australian marketing community. With 25 years of experience as a marketing practitioner and 15 years in academia, my goal is to create links between the business world and academics to strengthen their mutually beneficial collaboration.” Bell said.
Lee Tonitto, AMI CEO and Company Secretary of the Australian Marketing Institute, said, “After a five-fold increase in votes cast, the members have chosen a mix of experience and new blood. All five Directors will offer invaluable guidance on advancing the marketing profession. I very much look forward to working with Lynda, Andrew, Nicholas, Nick and George. At the same time, I would like to thank retiring Director, Patricia Duffy for her significant contribution to AMI throughout her tenure.”