ARBS welcomes new CEO Amanda Searle

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Amanda Searle

The Australian Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Exhibition has announced that Amanda Searle will replace Sue Falcke as its new CEO.

With over 25 years in marketing, communications and events – including a significant tenure at Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association of Australia (ACMA) – Searle is set to guide ARBS into its next phase.

Taking the lead at ARBS on 30 October is “both an honour and a responsibility” for Searle.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to ARBS’ growth, highlighting industry innovations both locally and globally,” she says.

ARBS Chairman, Prof. Tony Arnel, says Searle’s wealth of expertise aligns “seamlessly” with ARBS’ vision.

“Her leadership qualities and forward-thinking approach promise an exciting and progressive future for ARBS,” he says.

Farewell to Sue Falcke

As Sue Falcke steps down, ARBS has honoured her 23-year tenure as the CEO that shaped ARBS into the industry giant it is today. 

Falcke’s association with ARBS began in 2000, just two years after its inaugural show in 1998. Her accomplishments have since ranged from exponentially increasing attendee figures to launching flagship initiatives including the ARBS Industry Awards and ARBS Seminar Program. 

“ARBS has been an incredible journey,” reflects Falcke. 

“I’ve poured my heart and soul into it and am immensely proud of what it has become. The most rewarding part of this journey is the people I have met so many great friends and supporters over the years who have helped to guide and shape the show.”

Falcke leaves with “the hope of a bright future for ARBS” and its continued success under Searle’s guidance.

The ARBS 2024 exhibition takes place from 28-30 May 2024 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

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