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Alan Bishop joined the Creative Industries Federation in July 2018. He was chief executive of Southbank Centre for eight years, and before then was Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), the Government’s Communications agency, and chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi international.
Alan Bishop
Chief Executive
Caroline is Director of Policy and Programmes at the Creative Industries Federation, leading activity with government and industry that supports the sector’s economic growth.
Caroline Julian
Director of Policy and Programmes
Annie was formerly Head of Communications at English National Opera and had previously worked at Warner Bros. Records. She is a trustee of the Buxton International Festival and of SWAP'ra, the organisation supporting women and parents in opera. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Cambridge University, and has since completed an MBA with the Open University. As an organist, Annie has performed internationally and on BBC Radio 3
Annie Lydford
Director of Communications and Marketing
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Aby has extensive experience working in membership, having previously worked at the Equality Challenge Unit, which works to further equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education, and more recently techUK, the trade association for the technology industry.
Aby Wojcik
Community Membership Manager
Before joining the Creative Industries Federation, Angelica was the Digital Communications Manager at English National Opera and worked at PR agency Bolton & Quinn before that. She studied Music at Cardiff University, and then did a Masters in Culture, Policy and Management at City University, London, where she developed a keen interest in the development of digital technologies across the creative industries.
Angelica Bomford
Communications and Content Manager
Claudia is Policy Insights Manager for the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) where she produces briefing notes and insights for the consortium and wider network. She is based at the Creative Industries Federation.
Claudia Burger
Policy Insights Manager
Evy Cauldwell-French
Evy is a recent history of art graduate with an interest in urban regeneration and public space. She edited her student newspaper and was an intern at a major London gallery.
Evy Cauldwell-French
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Hari joined the Federation in 2018 after having worked at the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) organising events to better inform MPs and Peers about the current challenges facing UK business. Before working at the IPT, he studied anthropology and law and then politics and communication at the London School of Economics. 
Hari Prabu
Policy and Events Officer
Janine has over 13 years’ experience in the creative industry. Strong background in both fashion and higher education. Previously she worked at London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martin’s and London Fashion Week. Janine brings a wealth of creative administration experience to the team.
Janine Norman
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Katie Banham
Katie was formerly Director of Events and Marketing for BritishAmerican Business - the American Chamber of Commerce in London. She previously ran international conferences in the US and Europe for a research institute. Her passions include theatre.
Katie Banham
Head of Events
Louise Rickwood
Louise was previously the Education Programme Manager at the Roundhouse before joining Creative Industries Federation. She has an extensive background in youth arts participation and cultural education, having worked as a youth theatre practitioner and a youth arts producer across theatres, museums and heritage sites. 
Louise Rickwood
Creative Careers Manager
Lydia was previously the Deputy Head of Education and Training at IPSE – The association of freelancers and self-employed professionals in the UK. Prior to IPSE, Lydia worked for Kaplan and University of Bath within admissions, marketing, partnerships and school liaison. Lydia has also been engaged in the Women and Work APPG where she has represented women in enterprise, education and training. 
Lydia Wakefield
Deputy Head of Education & Skills
Sally O'Keefe
Sally is the Office Manager for the Creative Industries Federation, previously working in the same role for both high end interior designers and architect practices in and around London.  She has always had a passion for art and design, gaining a BA Hons Degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
Sally O'Keefe
Office Manager
Sara was previously senior manager of events at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, after working for Al Jazeera Media Network in Qatar. She is a politics graduate with a passion for promoting inclusion in the creative industries.
Sara Shah
Events Manager
Sarah ran her own creative careers consultancy and was previously the schools and careers manager at Creative Skillset and the enrichment programme manager for ARK Schools. A current school governor and a non-executive director of Reprezent radio, Sarah is passionate about improving access to the creative industries and has more than 30 years of arts and education experience to drawn upon.
Sarah Gregory
Head of Creative Careers
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