Andy Grove to step down from NOEA presidency after 2 years’ success


Andy Grove will step down as president of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) ahead of the organisation’s annual convention next month. Andy took over the presidency two years ago, and in that time has led the organisation through a successful rebrand, the establishment of NOEA’s Futures Programme, and a new positioning for the organisation in the UK outdoor events market.

During his two years in post, NOEA has also built both the reach and quality of its annual convention and awards, which last year saw record numbers in attendance. He has also been behind the organisation’s building of strong and long-term relationships with some of the leading brands in the outdoor events industry, from GL events and A.C.T National Ltd, to Eventbrite, See Tickets and Arnold Clark.  

“Andy had some big shoes to fill when he took on the presidency two years ago, and it’s astonishing just how far the organisation has come during his leadership,” commented Tom Clements, vice president, NOEA. “We have a new look, new direction and a really bright future. On behalf of the NOEA council, we wish Andy the very best of luck for the future and thank him for this massive contribution.”

Andy will step down ahead of the organisation’s AGM and Annual Convention, where a new president will be announced. In the meantime, Andy has a new role at Off Limits, which he will now focus on.

“NOEA is a brilliant organisation and it has been a great honour to serve as its president over the last two years,” commented Andy. “When I started, my intention was to fill in on the short term, and now two years later, it’s important for me to focus on my new career and allow new leadership to come in and take the association forward into the next chapter of its evolution.”

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