CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Meet The ICC team

If there’s one thing our in-house teams love, it’s being challenged. To be expected to deliver the impossible. That’s because the one place you’ll never find our experts is relaxing in their comfort zone.

Instead, you’ll find them firing questions at organisers to unlock those precious nuggets of insight that will enable them to deliver an event that’s smashes expectations and defies convention. After all, it’s much more fun to innovate than imitate. We’re approachable and accountable too, a partner you can trust to keep promises and deliver results, whatever the size of the event.

Another key ingredient we offer is experience. And lots of it. It’s why you’ll often find the same familiar faces on your delivery team. Trusted collaborators who not only understand your business, but know how to deliver success. Of course, it’s not just our seasoned pros you’ll have access to, as we’re always keen to get our new talent involved on projects where we believe a fresh perspective could make all the difference. Common sense really.

Senior Management

Kathryn James

Managing Director – Conventions & Exhibitions

Kathryn James

Managing Director – Conventions & Exhibitions

Kathryn joined the NEC Group in 2007 as Managing Director of the NEC, one of Europe’s leading exhibition and event centres.

Her role has since evolved to take over the management of the International Convention Centre (ICC), the Vox Conference Centre and all convention activity in the NEC Group’s home venues, in addition to her continued management of the NEC.

Allan Boyle

Director of Event Services

Allan Boyle

Director of Event Services

Allan joined the NEC Group in September 2014 as Director of Event Services of the Group Conventions Centres.

In this role, Allan leads on all event operations at both the established ICC in Birmingham city centre and also the Vox, the group’s newest venue, located within Resorts World Birmingham on the NEC campus.

In 2009, Allan moved to Ireland to take on the Catering Director role at The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) where he was tasked with setting up the catering contract and hospitality function.

From 2014 to 2016 Allan held a dual role overseeing all three venues whilst The CCD was under the successful management contract of the GCC.

James Elston

Sales Director

James Elston

Sales Director

James joined the ICC in April 2012 and is responsible for managing the sales team and for delivering all sales strategies at the ICC and the Vox.

Before he joined the ICC, James was Senior Commercial Manager for Uttoxter Racecourse, where he was instrumental in resurrecting the Midlands Grand National, doubling its attendance figures and delivering a record profit day. James began his career with Diageo and spent over 10 years in senior sales roles at Britvic and Pernod Ricard.

Kelly Haslehurst

Head of Marketing

Kelly Haslehurst

Head of Marketing

Kelly manages the marketing function at the ICC and the Vox conference centre and is a part of the NEC Group marketing leadership team which ensures best practice and a sharing of ideas, and initiatives across the Group.

Kelly has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and communications and has worked for companies large and small from financial services to the media industry sector.  Kelly is focused on continuing to put the customer at the heart of our brand for the ICC and launching an exciting proposition for a new world of conferencing for the Vox.

Anita Harris

Commercial Finance Manager

Anita Harris

Commercial Finance Manager

Anita is a qualified accountant (ACMA) who has extensive management experience in the service and hospitality industry with a strong commercial focus and strategic planning capabilities.

Anita provides financial and commercial support to senior management team at the ICC and is also involved in the development of complex financial modelling for new business ventures including the mobilisation and operation of new convention centres for NEC Group Convention Centres.

Associations sales

Linda Best

Account Director

Rebecca Bohemia

Senior Account Manager

Danielle Parry

Senior Account Manager

Corporate, Agency and Banqueting sales

Donna Cunningham

Account Director

Kristina Marshall

Senior Account Manager

Gabby Clarke

Account Manager

Melanie Deakin

Account Manager

Maria Mawston

Senior Banqueting Sales Manager

Event Management

Ian Hateley

Senior Event Manager

Kate Boyd

Event Manager

Grace Healey

Event Manager

Chloe Herbert

Event Manager

Anna Jones

Event Manager

Lucy Millington

Event Manager

Shannon Cook

Assistant Event Manager

Production Management

Andy Gates

Senior Production Manager

Andrew Harrison

Production Manager

Ben Prior

Production Manager