Industry Leader: Lisa Hannant

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GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR | CLARION EVENTS 

Lisa Hannant has three decades of experience within the exhibition and live events sector, spanning a wide range of industry verticals and products. Since joining Clarion Events Group in 2008, Lisa has been responsible for the strategic development and growth of Clarion’s portfolios internationally. Clarion Energy runs over 40 events and 10 media brands that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, amongst others.

Since 2013, she has been part of the senior management team that has led and delivered a strategy of expansive growth, diversifying the Clarion business and portfolio mix.

This interview was originally published in The Global Power & Energy Elites 2021.

WHAT’S THE BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR?

I read the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Attwell. I normally don’t read Sci-Fi books but they were recommended by a friend. The narrative is imaginative and pretty far out there with the focus on humans playing god – Real escapism. It wasn’t lost on me how relevant, and at times, how close to home it felt given recent times and the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A SUCCESSFUL LEADER?

A leader needs to have integrity and positivity. Leadership has to be authentic and natural; there is no textbook. Leading by example will drive results and inspire others to succeed.

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