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IBC Team

IBC Team

IBC is run by the industry, for the industry. Six leading international bodies are the partners behind IBC, representing both exhibitors and visitors. 

Based in the heart of London the highly professional team works year round to ensure the highest quality delivery of the IBC experience. Here are some of the key names and faces:

Michael Crimp
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Crimp

Michael's job is to lead a motivated IBC team and ensure that IBC is a success for all the stakeholders. With 24 years experience in this industry, his background is in publishing and events. He holds an MBA from Leicester Business School specialising in marketing and business strategy. 

Sales and Business Development 

Steve Connolly 
Director of Business Development
sconnolly@ibc.org
Steve
Steve holds the board level relationships with key accounts and partnerships. He is also responsible for development strategy and identifying new revenue streams, working with the CEO.

Ben Ewles
Head of Sales
bewles@ibc.org

Ben Ewles IBC

Kerr Duffy
International Sales Manager
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Kerr Duffy
Kerr generates new business and supports accounts worldwide. He is also responsible for Halls 1, 4, 5 and 6.

Phil Guy
External Account Manager
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Phil Guy
Phil provides account management for major sponsorship, events and other activities.

Tom Bonello
Sales Assistant
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Tom Bonello
Tom works with all of our exhibitors to help build their presence and success at the show.

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Events Team

Kelli Neve-Read
Head of Events
Kelli Neve-Read
Kelli has overall responsibility for ensuring that all IBC’s events are delivering to IBC’s quality expectations, safely and on budget. Taking a holistic view across the event, and with the venue and our service providers to ensure that not only IBC, but also our stakeholders receive optimum customer service delivery and a high quality experience. 

Sarah Cunningham
Events Manager
Sarah Cunningham
Sarah’s role includes exhibitor relationship management for Halls 6 and 7, overall responsibility of IBC’s sales agents and national pavilions and plays a key role in the operations and delivery for the exhibition.  She leads the IBC team on all event signage and holds key relationships with the RAI event managers team and floor management team for the exhibition.

Philip Walker
Senior Events Executive
Phil Walker
Philip’s role includes exhibitor relationship management and ensuring the smooth delivery and exhibition operations for our outside exhibits, the IBC Future Zone and IBC’s Digital Info Channel Partners. He also holds key relationships with the RAI departments and suppliers.

Amy Wilcox
Senior Events Executive
Amy Wilcox
Amy has particular responsibilities around the conference, speaker management, liaison with the speakers, operations and delivery of the conference including the stage sets. She works with the conference executive producers’ committee, is responsible for the delivery of Technical Papers stream, and also for operations around the Rising Stars programme.

Kimberly Lightfoot
Senior Events Executive 
Kimberly Lightfoot
Kim is responsible for the exhibitor relationships for Halls 1, 2, 3 and 5, and plays a key role in the exhibition operations and the delivery of specialist theatres IBC Technology in Action and IBC Content Everywhere Hub. She is responsible for the exhibition catalogue and printed event map. She takes the lead for the supplier and contractor management program and holds relationships with key exhibition suppliers.

Lidija Malesko
Senior Events Executive
Lidija Malesko
Lidija’s role includes the delivery of the events visitor areas, including the Gold Pass Lounge. She also takes the operational lead on IBC’s social programme, IBC Party and the IBC Awards. She works closely with the RAI ensuring our event staff deliver high quality service to all attendees and holds the relationship with RAI’s Hotel & Travel team.

Lucy Davis
Events Executive
Lucy Davis
Lucy holds the exhibitor relationships for Halls 10, 11 and 12, and plays a key role in exhibition operations and delivery for the exhibition. She holds key relationships with supplier and oversees the event signage and the various digital outlets for exhibition content including the website and apps.

Caitlin Rangecroft
Events Executive
Caitlin Hughes

Stephanie Davis
Events Assistant
Stephanie Davis
Stephanie is responsible for delivering the Launch Pad area in Hall 9. She also provides exhibition support, including exhibitor added value co-ordination.

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Finance Team

Glenn Robinson
Director of Finance
Glenn Robinson
Glenn has overall responsibility for the financial security of IBC, including the preparation of management accounts, financial reports and analysis, budgeting, and ensuring all IBC’s legal and statutory obligations are met.

Stacey Henry
Account Manager and Credit Controller
Stacey Henry
Stacey manages the department and oversees the sales and purchase ledgers. She is responsible for our credit control, ensuring that our customers pay within our terms to maintain the profitability of the company.

Beth Gumb
Senior Management Accountant
Beth Gumb
Beth assists the finance director by working with all IBC departments to provide management information including the monthly reports and annual budgets.

Amy Aherne
Purchase Ledger
Amy Aherne

Amy is responsible for our purchase ledger, processing supplier invoices and ensuring they are paid in a timely manner. She also reconciles all of IBC’s bank accounts, and processes our currency and credit card expenses.

Agnes Meszaros
Assistant Accountant
Agnes
 

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Marketing Team 

Imran Sroya 
Director, Marketing and Communications.
Imran Sroya
Imran leads the development and delivery of IBC’s marketing and communications strategy, building brand awareness, driving demand and exploiting data to create new revenue streams. He is charged with developing compelling marketing and communication programmes to further enhance our market presence, promote thought leadership and support business growth.

James Laker
Head of Marketing
James Laker

Emily Redding
Marketing Executive
Emily Redding
Emily is the marketing lead for the IBC Leaders' Summit, IBC Awards, IBC Future Zone and Future Reality Theatre, IBC Content Everywhere and the Technical Papers Programme. She also oversees printed material, sales support, email campaigns and website content.

Will Hewitt
Digital Marketing Assistant
Will
Will is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of IBC's website,  social media channels and digital advertising, supporting other team members where necessary.

Sophie Howell
Marketing Assistant 

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Content Team

Jaisica Lapsiwala 
Head of Event Content
Jaisica

Pippa Considine 
Consultant Content Producer
Pippa

Veronica Newson
Consultant
Veronica

Olga Kim
Consultant Content Producer
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Olga develops and produces aspects of the IBC Conference and IBC Rising Stars.

Jack Lacey
Content Assistant
Jack Lacey
 

IBC365 Editorial Team

Fergal Ringrose
IBC365 Executive Editor
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Fergal Ringrose is an editor and journalist in business publishing, specialising in the television broadcast production sector.


George Bevir
IBC365 Editor 
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George Bevir is editor of IBC365, an online platform that provides analysis, insight and opinion on the issues and topics affecting the broadcast and media industry.

Alana Foster
IBC365 Staff Writer
Alana Foster
Alana Foster is a journalist at IBC365 writing about the global media broadcasting industry.

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Projects Team 

Tamsin Christofides
Head of Projects
Tam

Tamsin leads the team, ensuring that all projects are run smoothly and efficiently using proven project management methodologies.  Tamsin collaborates on the identification of new opportunities for IBC and emerging trends in the industry providing timely implementation.  She also helps all IBC stakeholders to understand the benefits of the systematic project management approach. 


Ceylan (Jay) Sakallioglu
Assistant Project Manager
Ceylan (Jay) Sakallioglu
Jay works with internal and external stakeholders to initiate, manage and deliver key projects. Jay supports new high profile initiatives and helps all IBC stakeholders to understand the benefits of Project Management.​

Psalm Chambers-Russell
Registration Executive
Psalm Chambers Russell

Abigail Kingsland
Registration Executive
Abigail Kingsland

Office Team

Karen Furnell
Head of HR
Karen Furnell
Karen supports the development of IBC and its continuing excellence through the recruitment, reward, management and development of high-performing employees.

Nathalie Baker
PA to CEO
Nat

Stephanie Fadahunsi
HR Advisor
Stephanie

Claire Smith
Senior Office Administrator/HR Advisor
Claire Smith



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  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC represents an important annual industry dialogue where the worlds of technology and media intersect.
    Erik Huggers
    CEO, Vevo
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast

 

IBC Technical Supporters

IBC would like to thank our Technical Supporters: