Industry veteran, Kelvyn Gardner, has departed from his role as the head of the UK chapter of the industry trade body, Licensing International, it was confirmed yesterday.
Gardner had been the recognised face of Licensing International’s UK operations for the past 12 years and a recipient of a Licensing.biz People Awards Outstanding Contribution to Licensing back in 2017.
In a message issued to Licensing International members, president Maura Regan, said: “We thank him for his many years of devoted service to you, our members, and the industry at large. At the same time, I want to assure you that nothing will change in how we service and support you.”
Regan detailed that Licensing International’s Gisela Abrams and Maria Ungaro will join her in handling day-to-day operations and coordination of all upcoming events on the organisation’s event calendar.
“We are well into our search for local support to best serve this important market, and are confident that we will be able to make an announcement before spring is over,” Regan added.