Charley was voted Chair of South Bank Venues in 2013.
Charley started her career by completing three ski/summer seasons as a resort rep and host on a catamaran. After returning, and using experience she had gained, she proceeded to work for three years as a freelance event manager with some of the most known outdoor catering companies in London, including Mustard, Smart Hospitality and Moving Venue.
Her first full time events position was with the National Theatre back in 2008 as an Event Manager, which she loved. In 2010 she was offered a great job with a big outdoor events company called Best Parties Ever/ Tapenade where she ran parts of Essex Polo, Cartier Polo, Paris Air Show and two Christmas sites with up to 1600 guests per night. Two years later Charley was invited back to the National Theatre and jumped at the chance. She now proudly heads up the team as Head of Hospitality Events and Commercial Business Development.
Laura manages a global team dedicated to managing and promoting venue sourcing technology through the Cvent Supplier Network to organisations ranging in industries from Fortune 200, Association, Non-Profit, Government, Small and Medium Enterprises and Third Party Agencies. Over the past 6 years at Cvent, Laura has built experience in understanding how venue sourcing technology fits across these different industries when measuring team efficiencies and cost avoidance as well as the issues facing organisations trying to source venues globally. Laura has been instrumental in growing the sourcing volume from $50 million to $8 billion via Cvent Supplier Network since 2009.
Russell is a commercially driven & award winning Project Director, with 15 year’s experience organising events within the sport & entertainment industry, for rights holders, agencies and brands.
Specialising in developing partnership opportunities for sponsors and businesses looking for international platforms to promote brand awareness and to generate economic impact, in existing markets and unchartered territories, he has worked extensively in Brazil, Europe, UAE, Asia, China and the UK.
Last year he was responsible for the implementation of all Emirates sponsorship activity for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which involved installing bespoke hospitality suites and external structures within the grounds of football stadiums across Brazil, for both client entertainment and their future business opportunities.
He is currently Sales and Marketing Director for a new type of tropical summer festival in winter called Summerland Live, which is an immersive holiday in a day experience, being developed in London for December 2016.