Undergoing a fundamental redesign of its business model and structure, PLASA announced today that its chief executive officer of 17 years, Matthew Griffiths, will step aside in order to facilitate a flow of fresh ideas that are necessary for PLASA's development.
“Having being involved in a number of restructures for PLASA over the years," Griffiths says, "I know how important it is to have clarity around the leadership driving any change as well as having a completely new set of thinking to tackle the challenges ahead."
During his two decades with PLASA, Griffiths accumulated a number of accomplishments, including the growth of the PLASA London Exhibition, the PLASA Focus events, the launch of Lighting and Sound America, and the merger with ESTA.
“Matthew Griffiths has been a tireless supporter of PLASA and deserves a lot of credit for the strides it has made over the years,” says David Johnson, managing director of the Live Design franchise. “We wish him well in his future endeavors and look forward to continuing our relationship with PLASA as it moves forward.”
Griffiths will leave PLASA on October 31, 2015 after the PLASA Exhibition.
"He has built up an international profile of which we should be proud," says PLASA Governing Body Acting Chairman, John Simpson, "and I know that his passion, good humor, and acumen will be missed."