The ACC Liverpool Group has appointed Faye Dyer as corporate services director and deputy chief executive.

She will lead the organisation’s corporate services team which includes finance, HR, IT and procurement and will join the leadership team responsible for progressing the strategic direction of The ACC Liverpool Group.

Chartered accountant Dyer joins from Manchester Central where she was deputy chief executive and chief financial officer. Prior to her eight year tenure at Manchester Central, she was a manager at KPMG.

She said: “The ACC Liverpool Group plays an integral role in a vibrant region that is constantly evolving.  I look forward to being part of such an ambitious company, helping to ensure its continued growth and success.”

Dyer replaces Gerald Andrews who helped to establish The ACC Liverpool Group – operators of M&S Bank Arena, ACC Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool – as well as ticketing agency Ticket Quarter.  Andrews will retire in June after 14 years at The ACC Liverpool Group.

Bob Prattey, chief executive, said: “Gerald joined the organisation at its outset in 2005 and, as a senior member of the management team, developed the company and its facilities, helping to establish The ACC Liverpool Group as a leading, award-winning organisation. His efforts have been instrumental to its success.

“We are now entering another exciting phase in our journey and we welcome Faye who brings with her experience and expertise to help us continue with the development of the business.”

The ACC Liverpool Group has generated more than £1.7bn in economic benefit for the city region since it opened in 2008, welcoming more than 7.2 million visitors to over 2,050 events.

Forthcoming conference highlights include the Royal College of Nursing and REVO (formerly British Council of Shopping Centres). Meanwhile, entertainment events include the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, Little Mix and Rod Stewart.  The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers and Comic Con Liverpool are among exhibitions taking place in Exhibition Centre Liverpool.