Mat Baker is new chairman of Arena

Mat Baker, Country Director of P & G Professional, has taking over the chairmanship of Arena, the hospitality industry’s premier networking organisation, from Andy Kemp, who has held tenure for the last three years.
At the hand-over, Andy said: “Mat is extremely well known in the industry and has been a great vice chairman of Arena for the last two years, bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to the job. We are delighted he has agreed to take over as Chairman.”
Now in its 25th year, Arena has bought over 55,000 industry professionals together to hear great speakers in top class venues. Members and guests gather in relaxed and friendly environments to meet new people and to create new business contacts and partnerships.
Mat commented: “Under Andy’s stewardship Arena has continued to go from strength to strength – we have organised sell-out networking events and have welcomed some of the top names in the industry as guest speakers. I am particularly looking forward to supporting our new director, Lorraine Wood and helping her and the team at Arena to deliver even bigger and better things!”