UKCMA welcomes Anne Marie Chebib

Photo: Mark Harding, Anne Marie Chebib, Eric Stuart

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) announced the appointment of Anne Marie Chebib as the new Chair, succeeding Eric Stuart QPM, who announced his retirement.

In Stuart’s farewell message, delivered at UKCMA’s inaugural conference in March, he expressed pride in the association’s accomplishments during his tenure, including becoming the go-to organisation for crowd-related queries in the UK. Stuart acknowledged the industry’s resilience during the Covid years and thanked Chebib for her unwavering dedication as the association’s Secretary.

Reflecting on his time as Chair, Stuart said, “All we have achieved is down to her support and unending commitment to this Association and its members. Thank you, Annie, for all you have done, and continue to do, and for what you will do for years to come.”

Chebib brings a wealth of experience to the association, both as its longstanding Secretary and as Managing Director of Select Security and Stewarding. She was instrumental in the launch of Global Crowd Management Alliance (GCMA), where she currently serves on the Board and Secretariat. Chebib commented, “I am honoured to take on the role of Chair at UKCMA. I look forward to building upon the strong foundations laid by Eric Stuart and Mark Harding before him to enhance safer crowds. As an association, we will continue to strive on behalf of our members to work collaboratively and further enhance the association’s impact and reputation. I would like to sincerely thank Eric Stuart for so many years of complete dedication to the association, and wish him all the best for his retirement; Eric has very large shoes to fill and I will aspire to do him proud!”

Chebib outlined some of the association’s future plans, including: focussing on diversity within the industry and strategising to foster new talent by mentoring opportunities and opening up the membership to educational institutions, continuing to develop the offerings to members through the association’s popular webinar series and the Member to Member (M2M) networking sessions.

The UKCMA plans to continue its partnership with GCMA, to further the association’s global reach and impact, and will continue its commitment to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders.