After 13 years under the stewardship of its founders Andy Ciddor and Cat Strom, ALIA (the Australasian Lighting Industry Association) has recently seen a change of leadership. Marcus Pugh (Resolution X) takes over the role of President from Andy, and Peter Darby (Victorian Opera) takes over the Vice Presidency from Cat.
The (almost) bloodless coup has resulted in AV’s Editor Andy Ciddor and Cat Strom remaining on the committee and continuing to serve as executive officers running ALIA’s day-to-day operations and online-activities. Joseph Mercurio continues in the position of Honorary Secretary and Lyndon Buckley stays on as Treasurer.
The outgoing founders have expressed their delight (and not a little relief) that a new leadership group has come forward to advance ALIA and inject new ideas and new energy into the Association.
Source: media release