CEDIA EMEA has announced that Giles Sutton, managing director of award-winning integration firm, James + Giles, is the new chair of its volunteer board of directors.
Giles steps up to the new position, after a six month term as vice chairman. He takes over from Kris Hogg to provide leadership on the Board as it continues its work in supporting the growth of the industry across EMEA and shaping its strategic direction in the years ahead.
“On behalf of the Board and the CEDIA EMEA team, I would like to extend my deep appreciation and thanks to Kris for his hard work and significant contribution to the growth of the industry and the Association,” says CEDIA executive director Wendy Griffiths.
“Kris agreed to extend his tenure beyond 2015 into 2016 to support Giles as he moved from board member to vice chair. Now that Giles is up to speed with the role of CEDIA chair and its responsibilities, that transition period is complete.”
Giles brings with him more than 13 years of industry experience, business acumen and know-how as managing director of London-based James + Giles, a CEDIA member company since 2007. He will lead a board featuring Melanie Malcolm from Bespoke Home Cinemas, Rob Sutherland from Inspired Dwellings, Christiaan Beukes from Sphere Custom, Sawan Nichani from MacBee, Philip Turner from Philharmonic Audio Visual, Laura Neuwirth Lazzerini from Studio LGL, Tom Butler from Artcoustic and Hamish Neale from Barco. Kris leaves the Board to focus on his own business, Konnectiv and his continuing additional volunteer work with CEDIA.