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Manchester Central welcomes new Director of Finance and Corporate Services


Irene Hamilton joins Manchester Central as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. In her new role, she will lead Manchester Central’s finance and corporate services functions, which include HR and compliance.

Joining the business from ACC Liverpool, where she spent almost ten years, Irene brings with her extensive experience across the full range of event industry disciplines.

Beginning her early career in event and venue management roles, a move to Jersey saw Irene take on the position of Head of Conference Sales at the prestigious Hotel de France. From there, she became Deputy Theatre Director at the Jersey Opera House, where her commercial responsibilities inspired her to begin training for her accountancy qualifications.

Now a Fellow of the ACCA, the world of events remains Irene’s industry of choice.

Irene said: “Over the last few years there’s been a real shift in event organisers starting to see the North West as a viable alternative to London.

It’s clear that Manchester is a hugely ambitious city and having a thriving convention centre, uniquely at its heart, is a crucial part of realising those ambitions. I’m thrilled to be part of Team Manchester Central and look forward to shaping plans that will achieve growth for the venue and wider city.”

Shaun Hinds, CEO of Manchester Central, said: “Irene joins us at an incredibly exciting time when we’re looking at ways to take the venue to the next level. Her background in not just finance, but the wider events industry, meant that she was the ideal candidate for this position and the whole team at Manchester Central is looking forward to working with her.”

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Philip Ghayour
Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.