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John Honeycutt appointed IBC Council chair

Honeycutt takes over from Naomi Climer

IBC has announced John Honeycutt will succeed Naomi Climer as chair of the IBC Council.

Honeycutt, who has been an IBC Council member since 2014, takes up his new role immediately, and has been tasked with guiding the organisation as it defines its strategic vision for the future of events and continues its mission to facilitate growth across the media, entertainment, and technology industry.

“IBC’s purpose is to drive thought leadership and innovation across the broadcast and electronic media industry,” said Honeycutt. “Core to that mission is IBC’s ability to bring people together to share information and insight. IBC’s inclusive approach – by the industry, for the industry – ensures it is a positive catalyst for growth and progress.

“I am very excited to be taking on the chair at a time when IBC has the opportunity to re-invent itself to meet the needs of the industry as it emerges from the challenges of Covid.”

Michael Crimp, chief executive of IBC, added, “On behalf of the whole IBC team, I want to thank Naomi for her dedicated service. She has been instrumental in modernising and refreshing our organisation and steering us through this challenging Covid-19 period. I am delighted to see John take the chair role. I am looking forward to working together to shape the future of IBC and explore new ways of collaborating with our media industry colleagues to create connections and value.”