21 August 2012

New SAACI general manager appointed

Lorin Bowen has been appointed general manager of SAACI with effect from 1 September 2012. She takes over from Adene Pringle, who is retiring.

Lorin Bowen is SAACI's new general manager Lorin Bowen is SAACI's new general manager

SAACI is pleased to have [in Bowen] someone with intimate knowledge of the association, its roles and strategic objectives. - Nina Freysen-Pretorius, SAACI national chairperson

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) national chairperson, Nina Freysen-Pretorius, says Bowen’s appointment as SAACI general manager follows a thorough process of finding a suitable person for the position. 

'We received 27 applications and shortlisted 6 people, who each did an extensive interview with a panel of SAACI board members,' she elaborated.

Freysen-Pretorius said SAACI was pleased to have someone with intimate knowledge of the association, its roles and strategic objectives.
 
Bowen is a past chairperson of SAACI’s Northern Territories branch and currently serves as national vice-chairperson of the association. She will vacate this position as soon as she joins SAACI’s national office on a full-time basis.

Bowen holds a certificate in hotel management from the former Technikon Witwatersrand and a diploma in public relations from the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa. 

Currently employed as public relations and marketing manager at the Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre, she has extensive hospitality and conference industry experience.