Our Speakers 2017
See below for details of this years speakers:
Tom was a member of the working party involved in the writing of the Event Guide and Safety at Sports Grounds Guide, produced by the Health and Safety Executive, as well as Disability at Events Guide, produced by the Disability Rights Commission.
Seen by some within the industry as an expert in crowd management, Tom is also a visiting speaker at Robert Gordon University.
Tom has a Diploma in Events Safety Management from Derby University and is currently Vice Chairman of the National Outdoor Events Organisation (NOEA).
A Race Director for the last thirty years and the proud Chairman of the Triangle Triathlon Club, he has been the organiser of the Irish Triathlon Championships, the Home Nations International Triathlon Championships, an Ironman Distance Race and a European Duathlon Cup Race, all on the scenic North Coast of Ireland.
Peter gets tetchy if he’s cooped up inside for too long and he needs to feel the influence and rhythm of the great outdoors on his soul to keep him spiritually alive. He is used to getting soaked on the bike, or on long runs, but thankfully he has discovered that his skin is water tight. There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.
Caroline is passionate about advancing the profile and performance of the valuable people within the events sector and is proud to be a mentor on the Fast Forward 15 programme.
Caroline has researched, presented and published on music festivals, music tourism, the event experience, the planning and sponsorship of events and event education. She is currently investigating creativity in events, supported by the Events Industry Forum and the professionalisation of the event sector supported by BVEP. She is on a project team researching Trust Repair and has been Creating a Virtual Interactive Environment for Event Planning.
Her interest in events began back in 1996 when she was part of a small police planning team responsible for planning the police response to the Oasis Concerts at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. The lack of sharing best practise, intelligence and information amongst police forces at that time concerned her and she slowly began to work with partner agencies and other forces to try and bring consistency and a shared understanding of what the threats and risks were associated with large scale events were and how they could be reduced. As a result of this, she was invited to complete the very first “Crowd and Safety Management” degree course at Buckingham Chiltern University.
Jill spent a few years at The College of Policing where she redesigned and delivered the National Police Operational Planning course and provided peer reviews and structured debriefing for a range of police forces and other agencies following events of national significance.
In August 2016, Jill left the Police Service and began working for the ECB as the Tournament Safety and Security Director, responsible for delivering the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017, and the ICC World Cup in 2019. Her remit extends to team and match official security, hotel and route security and venue stadium security liaison.
In addition to Producing events and festivals for the past 18 years at entertee for many high profile clients, Gill is also a founder and co-owner of entertee hire, successfully providing high quality, innovative fencing solutions for the event and festival industry.
David’s particular specialty is providing expertise to clients planning complex bespoke events, and has worked on some of the most iconic events in the UK outdoor events industry, from festivals, to sporting events and exhibitions.
Meanwhile Louise herself has transitioned from a young event manager to a fully fledged, successful events business owner. She is passionate about the festival and outdoor events industry and talks regularly on the industry, its progression and specifically on the role of women in events.