November 30, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Claudia Sagripanti, Chief Executive Officer of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA), has resigned from the job and will depart this Friday after a little under two years in the role.

Sagripanti took on the position in 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the events and exhibitions industry.

“After two very challenging years navigating the Association through that unchartered path, [she] has decided to take some time off before exploring new opportunities,” EEAA’s elected President, Nicole Walker said in a note to members yesterday.

“I am sure that you as members, together with the Board of Directors, sub-committees and partners, join me in thanking Claudia for her tireless work for the EEAA and industry in her role as CEO. We thank her for all the work she has done, and we wish her every success for the next step in her career.”

Walker said the association would be taking the opportunity of Sagripanti’s departure to review member priorities and create a new staffing structure.

We are pleased to advise that a familiar face to many in the Association, Past President Domenic Genua, will come into this interim management role to maintain the momentum of the Associations work whilst we review our future needs and recruit a new team accordingly.

Genua has over two decades experience in associations and was on the EEAA board for 13 years and its President for three.