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 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
 

Kerr Duffy
International Sales Manager
kduffy@ibc.org

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

Tom Bonello
Sales Assistant
tbonello@ibc.org

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 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’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

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 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.

Lidija Malesko
Senior Events Executive

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.

Caitlin Rangecroft
Events Executive
 

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Finance Team

Stacey Henry
Account Manager and Credit Controller

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 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 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
 

 

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Marketing Team

Imran Sroya 
Director, Marketing and Communications.

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


Emily Redding
Senior Marketing Executive

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.

Emiley Partintgon
Marketing Manager 

Alec Evans 
Data Insight Manager

Chloë Dunford 
Digital Marketing Executive 

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Content Team

Jaisica Lapsiwala 
Head of Event Content

Veronica Newson
VIP Relations

Adam Webb
Senior Content Manager

Michelle Kelly
Content Team Assistant

IBC365 Editorial Team

George Bevir
IBC365 Editor 

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 is a journalist at IBC365 writing about the global media broadcasting industry.

Joe Crimp
Digital Media Coordinator

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Projects Team

Tamsin Christofides 
Head of Projects 
 

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

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
 

Abigail Kingsland
Registration Executive
 

Office Team

Karen Furnell
Head of HR

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

Claire Smith
Senior Office Administrator/HR Advisor


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