The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has announced changes in leadership team. John Burke takes over the helm at the venue as General Manager, succeeding Alan Pryor in this position, who retires after 40 years being in the business events industry.
Having joined the Centre in 2017 as Deputy General Manager, Burke reportedly helped push the venue’s digital transformation and oversaw the upgrade of the security infrastructure. He also managed the development of hybrid and virtual event spaces and platforms as well as paved ways for new revenue streams for the venue including the expansion of the Centre’s product offerings, during Covid-19 times.
Prior to joining the Centre, Burke was Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre’s (OCEC) Director of Operations
KLCC also welcomes Robert Hatton-Jones, an experienced hospitality and events professional, to the team as Deputy General Manager. He reportedly brings with him nearly two decades of experience in food and beverage (F&B) operations, business development, venue and asset management, event planning and marketing.
Prior to joining KLCC, Hatton-Jones was the General Manager of Commercial & Business Development at Cape Town International Convention Centre since 2017.