Kate Hutchinson has been appointed as the new head of one of the largest networks of senior professionals in the country.
The Yorkshire Mafia (YM) has promoted Kate Hutchinson to general manager just nine-months after she joined the organisation.
She most recently took a lead role in the organising and coordinating of the Buy Yorkshire Conference, the largest business to business event in the North, and will now take responsibility for the growing schedule of events that the YM hosts every year.
Hutchinson said: “There is no other business like the YM. Things change every single day and no two days are ever the same. I’m the kind of person that needs a challenge, so taking on the position of general manager is absolutely perfect for me.
“I very much believe in the philosophy behind the YM, which is that we are all stronger together. Creating and managing an ever-evolving events programme, which not only rivals all others but encourages thousands of people to meet and to do business, makes this job even more exciting.”
The Yorkshire Mafia launched in 2008 as a LinkedIn Group after founder Geoff Shepherd became tired of traditional approaches to networking which were fundamentally focused on sales, as opposed to relationships.
Almost 10 years on, the group now has more than 22,000 senior business representatives as pre-approved members.
The organisation has also appointed Alice Marsh as commercial events manager and welcomed back Tara Halfpenny to its growing team.
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