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Meet the team

Board of Management

  • Pelin Opcin - Director
  • Ope Igbinyemi - Director

Helen Gibbs - Operations Manager


Programming & Talent Development

  • Pelin Opcin - Director of Programming
  • Baris Basaran - Senior Booker and Promoter 
  • Rob Farhat - Talent Development Lead and Senior Programmer
  • Grace Pitkin - Programming and Talent Development Coordinator

Responsible for the strategy and programming for EFG London Jazz Festival, tours, special projects, creative partnerships and development of artists through our Talent Development programmes.


  • Ope Igbinyemi - Director of Finance
  • Emma Kavanagh - Finance & Office Manager

Responsible for the financial control and accounting of the business as well as payroll, office management HR and IT functions.

Marketing & Communications

  • Lauren Brown - Head of Marketing & Communications
  • Jade Sharp - Ticketing & Insights Manager
  • Nancy Conroy - Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Responsible for marketing and communications across both Serious and EFG London Jazz Festival.

Development & Partnerships

  • Mark Pierce - Head of Development & Partnerships

Responsible for new business development through the establishment of partnerships in the public, private and NGO sectors. This includes managing relationships with current funders and sponsors. 

Creative Engagement & Fundraising

  • Milly Price - Head of Creative Engagement & Fundraising
  • Alex Green - Creative Engagement & Fundraising Manager

Responsible for devising, managing and realising all of the company's programmes.


  • Ben Lloyd-Evans - Creative Producer
  • Joe Lawes - Event Producer

Manage the logistical planning, technical production and creative producing of our work including the EFG London Jazz Festival and, on a strategic level, contribute to the shaping and development of our work.