Strong local representation for the vibrant UK MediaTech industry

Following a recent election, IABM has announced the new line-up for the UK Members’ Council, as well as its new Chair – Ellis Bezant, Market Analyst at Pebble.

IABM Regional Members’ Councils – APAC, EMEA, Americas, DACH and UK – serve for a term of two years. Their mission is to be a powerful voice in each region’s Broadcast and Media technology industry, providing a platform to bring local issues to the fore and deliver events and support tailored to regional members’ needs, as well as ensuring that regional issues are well represented in IABM’s overall strategies.

Serving on IABM’s UK Members’ Council with Ellis Bezant through 2025 are:

Andew Bond – Sales and Marketing Director, ETL Systems

Anthony Harrison – Sales Manager, Calrec Audio

Chris Smeeton – Managing Director, Argosy

James Taylor – Managing Director, InSync

John Sparrow – Senior Systems Consultant Engineer, Clear-Com

Ken Murray – Experience Marketing Director, MediaKind

Leanne Tomlin – Marketing Director (EMEA), Perifery

Mark Davies – Director of Products & Technology, TSL Professional Products

Martin Paskin – Principal Solution Architect, Appear

Micky Edwards – VP Business Development EMEA and APAC, TAG VS

Neave Spikings – Systems Engineer, dB Broadcast

Simon Haywood – CTO, Dell Technologies

Stephen Amor – Head of Technical Specialists, BT

Stuart Russell – Head of Marketing, Limecraft

Tim Felstead – Product & Solutions Marketing Manager, Sony

“I am delighted to have been elected Chair of the IABM UK Members’ Council and am looking forward to working with the esteemed members of the Council over the next two years,” said Ellis Bezant. “My priority is to enhance vendor community engagement and to foster deeper customer relationships as we navigate a changing media landscape. In collaboration with the Council, I aim to bring fresh perspectives and strategies to ensure we achieve great outcomes together.”

“As the Broadcast and Media industry continues to go through radical change, closer engagement and understanding between supply partners and end-customers is essential,” said Darren Whitehead, IABM Director of Business Development, who co-ordinates the UK Members’ Council. “IABM’s Regional Member Councils promote all IABM members holistically and can act and react at a local level ensuring relevance and visibility for all.”

“The Members’ Councils play a vital and central role in the continuing success of IABM,” said Lucinda Meek, IABM CFOO. “They ensure that regional issues and voices are well represented, and I am looking forward to working with them to deliver more value and support for all our members.”


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