Marleen is the Managing Director of Icon Conference and Event Management Ltd. She has many years’ experience in the conference and event management industry, both in New Zealand and the UK. Originally born in Holland, and fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, Marleen received her formal hotel training in London and at the 5 star "Relais & Chateaux" Longueville Manor in Jersey, Channel Islands. Prior to establishing Icon, Marleen was New Zealand Manager for a prominent Event Management company.
Marleen has managed hundreds of events in her career which includes international conferences, incentives, awards dinners, product launches and high profile private parties, for clients in the corporate, incentive, medical, education, and ITC sectors. Throughout her career she has built a strong understanding of all facets of all types of events. Marleen has strong attention to detail and likes building strong relationships with clients and exceeding their expectations.
In her spare time, Marleen enjoys spending time with her two daughters, running, walking her dog Blue and swimming.