cv OVERVIEW 

Writing
Journalism

 

Various publications including:

CODE Quarterly, Eater London, YES & NO Magazine, Yauatcha Life

At The Table (print + online) Media Diversity, Munchies

 

Feb 2018 - Feb 2019 (contract)

Stylus 
Global trends forecasting media company

Head of Food, Beverage + Hospitality

 

Nov 2006 - April 2009

The Times & The Sunday Times

Online subeditor

Theatre       

Don't sing in the kitchen, or you'll marry an old man
Work in progress performance August 2015, at Barge Bar at Maltby St Market. More details here

Feb 2014

Anti-Valentine's

Bethnal Green Working Man's Club, London

 

Dec 2013

Rain

Arcola Theatre, London

10-min play. Rehearsed reading

 

Oct 2009 - Oct 2013

From The Jungle - PhD work

Multiple performances in UK and Malaysia - writer, performer, researcher.

 

July 2012

Various

Buzz Club, Berlin

Work in-progress poetry pieces

 

For performance related work pre 2012 and more details get in touch. 

Projects etc...
March 2017 - current
Voices At The Table
Re-imaging the literary salon, brining together people from the literary, food and performance world.
2016 - current
A+F Creative 
Developing brand, marketing and PR strategy, predominantly within the hospitality industry - including launch of the new London wine bar Diogenes The Dog and restaurant LASSCO bar & dining in an antique shop in Bermondsey, developing Honey Spencer’s international food & drinks concept Bastarda,working with the Estonia Tourism Board to develop events in Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo on the country’s food and restaurant scene, and curating European hospitality industry symposium SAUCE Forum.

   

November 2015 - current

TMRW project - founder

With Chef Dan Doherty and GM Emma Underwood, focusing on the hospitality industry and find ways to support, develop and grow talent in this sector. This involves culinary events, panel discussions, and developing support networks. Working and collaborating with leading people and organisations within the industry.

Corporate                                                   

 

Oct 2006 - March 2016 

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Alumni Global Executive

Responsible for a global programme, covering 24 counties. 

Brand development

The Alumni programme was classified as ‘soft’ Business Development, with alumni seen as Brand

Ambassadors and current or future clients. I developed and implanted events and communications (online, social media, and print media) strategy to enhance the firm’s brand.

 

Project management

Project manager for a new software platform implementation, a sophisticated

database and dynamic website to sync across three databases/CRMs. This included researching global

providers, writing the RfP, managing the re-branding process, being the key contact for the provider.

 

Developed, implemented and managed various events, communication campaigns and strategy for

each office, mindful of regional cultural differences.  Managed the team’s 100k annual budget.

 

Relationship building

Laised with BD and HR teams across the global firm to ensure growth and development in the alumni

community that was aligned with the firm’s strategic business goals.

 

Developed strategy to increase

engagement from the network, through analysis of the alumni community.

 

Developed relationships with external providers, and was asked to speak at international conferences and on expert panels regarding building meaningful networks.

Jan 2005 - October 2006

May & Stephens Recrtuiment - Desk Assistant

Producing
Feb 2007 - October 2015

behind the bikeshed - founder

Arts collective showcasing new writing, young designers and performers. Director and producer of each show. 

 

Sept 2014 & Jan 2015

Az Theatre & Theatre For Everybody - producer

On-going work with Az Theatre to support their collaboration with Theatre For Everybody, including:

Launch event for Az Theatre (London) and Theatre For Everybody (Gaza)'s latest stage in their 10 year collaborative project. Included actors David Calder, Jennie Stoller and Harriet Walter and new works from playwright Caryl Churchill.

 

Nov 2010

saltpeter - producer

The play 'Death of Tintagel' by Peter Morris, directed by Vik Sivalingam. Performed at The People's Show, Bethnal Green.

Sept 2008 - Sept 2009

London & Milan Fashion weeks - assistant producer

Including designers - Spijkers en Spijkers, Gemma Slack and Avsh Alom Gur

 

 

 

 

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