Gary Daly steps down from the ETF helm after illustrious career

By , 13 September, 2019

Gary Daly, CEO of Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF), has announced his intention to retire, effective end of October 2019.

Mr Daly, who has been at the helm of ETF for almost seven years has overseen major growth and development of the company with each event in the portfolio enjoying on average 15 – 20% growth on revenue, visitor and exhibition numbers over this time. He also founded The Business of Events in 2019.

Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director of Encore Event Technologies, ETF’s parent company said Gary has played a critical role in the development and success of Exhibitions & Trade Fairs.

“While we will miss him and his leadership, we wish him well in his retirement.

“We want to thank him for his dedication and hard work which involved many significant accomplishments over his seven-year tenure.

“He has mentored and contributed to the careers of many people in the industry and his impact is highly significant,” said Mr Chamberlain.

His leadership has been credited with the development of a very strong team at ETF, many who have been mentored from entry-level roles into management positions.

Anne-Marie Mina, Marketing Manager, ETF said Gary’s leadership style is characterised by always encouraging the team to think creatively, and then lets them get on with the job.

“Gary knows how to challenge his team to think differently; and then trusts them to deliver the best project possible.

“He has never been afraid of change, instead encouraging us all to never rest on our laurels. This has translated into exceptional show outcomes right across the portfolio,” said Ms Mina.

Under Gary Daly’s stewardship, ETF has won eight highly coveted Events and Exhibition Association of Australasia (EEAA) awards for their work and impact.

Immediately before joining ETF, Gary Daly was the General Manager, Sales at Luna Park for eight years. Before that he held various senior management and sales positions in media and events.

Gary will be pursuing advisory roles in various organisations continuing to share his expert knowledge.

His replacement will be announced shortly.

Source: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs