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 - Exhibition
sconnolly@ibc.org
Steve holds the board-level relationships with strategic accounts, partners and suppliers. He is constantly developing IBC’s new ventures, identifying new revenue streams and opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors. 

Ben Ewles
Head of Sales
bewles@ibc.org
Ben is at the head of IBC’s passionate sales team which consists of an internal team, consultants and international sales agents. He holds relationships with our major exhibitors and sponsors

Kerr Duffy
Sales Manager
kduffy@ibc.org
Kerr has been helping clients to achieve good value in their investments for decades in the industry and diligently hunts for the right opportunities for accounts across halls 1, 4, 6 and 7

Jon Harland
Sales Manager
jharland@ibc.org
Constantly on the lookout for chances to build effective campaigns with his clients, Jon is on hand to assist exhibitors in Halls 8, 10, 11 and 12 

Tom Bonello
Sales Manager
tbonello@ibc.org
Tom dedicates himself to delivering success for exhibitors within Halls 2, 3, 5, 15 and 0 and helping new companies to make use of IBC’s full portfolio of marketing channels

Laura Ladd-Harris
Sales Assistant
lladd-Harris@ibc.org
Laura supports the wider sales team in achieving their client's goals, providing concrete customer service directly to exhibitors and interested companies
 

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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
Assistant Events Manager
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.

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

Sam Armstrong
Events Assistant

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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.

Agnes Meszaros
Assistant Accountant

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.

Darren Seviar
Sales Ledger
Responsible for sales ledger, creating sales invoices for stands at the show and any sponsorship invoices. Also liaising with exhibitors on financial matters and taking payments.

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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

Emiley Partintgon
Marketing Manager

Emily Redding
Assistant Marketing Manager

Sophie Howell
Marketing Assistant

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

Sally Watts
Content Producer

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. 

Jay Stone
Assistant Project Manager
Jay supports the CEO and senior leadership to design, develop and deliver high profile initiatives and major change projects, facilitating the introduction of new opportunities to accelerate growth.

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

Shanise Rhoden-Belle
HR Assistant​

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