Downie moved into a part time role a year ago to establish her own agency, Solutionz by Izania, she will now take up an ambassador role for Eventia.
Downie's directorship was terminated a day before the rest of the Eventia board on 24 June.
"We've gone through a lot of change over the past four years with our mergers and growth, but there is now an excellent management team headed up by Tracy Johnson in Birmingham and a strong board in place to drive the direction of the association forward so I feel confident that I'm leaving the association with a solid foundation from which to continue their good work and growth," said Downie.
"It's an exciting time for Eventia as the industry further responds to the rapidly changing environment and current challenges we face. Membership is strong and we are finding more companies are wanting to be a part of the association."
Eventia chairman Mark Saxby praised Downie’s efforts with the association during a five-year tenure in which she has become a ubiquitous figure on the event scene:
"She has overseen significant changes and achieved a great deal during her time in office. Not least, she has created a tremendous legacy by way of the management team who are well versed in the day-to-day management requirements of the association," said Saxby.
"We are already discussing working with Izania on specific projects on a consultancy basis although this will depend on which opportunities she decides to take up. Either way, we are very fortunate in that we will be benefitting from her input as an Ambassador which is something from a personal perspective that I will very much value."
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