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John Kampfner
John launched the Federation in 2014. He is Chair of the Clore Social Leadership Programme and was founding Chair of the Turner Contemporary gallery. He is a critically acclaimed author, broadcaster and commentator.
John Kampfner
Chief Executive
Rosie is Deputy CEO of the Creative Industries Federation. She is also Chair of BBC Children in Need, Chair of Hull City of Culture, Trustee of Opera North and was appointed OBE in 2018 for services to the Arts in the city of Hull.
Rosie Millard
Deputy Chief Executive
Amelia Richards
Amelia Richards
Commercial Director
Andrew Major
Andrew was a founding member of the Federation team. A media writing graduate, he is heavily involved in writing and recording music and is a keen fan of Reading football club.
Andrew Major
Membership Consultant
Avi Josephs
Avi has worked in accountancy for more than 15 years and specialises in the creative field. He works with a number of charities in the sector and also enjoys travel and West Ham.
Avi Josephs
Head of Finance and Operations
Caroline Julian
Caroline was formerly Deputy Director at the think tank ResPublica where she worked on city devolution deals, energy policy and the importance of beauty in planning. She is a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Caroline Julian
Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Christian Purefoy
Christian is the former CNN West Africa Bureau Chief and director of one of Nigeria's most popular digital video entertainment platforms, BattaBox.com. He is multimedia specialist, with extensive experience in broadcast journalism and digital media. Christian is passionate about translating creative concepts into engaging content and business strategy.
Christian Purefoy
Media Manager
Eliza Easton
Eliza was part of the founding team at the Creative Industries Federation. She is a history of art graduate who formerly worked in exhibitions at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. She is also an arts writer and co-founded a series of museum guides.
Eliza Easton
Deputy Head of Research and Policy
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
Policy and Events Officer
Hannah joined the Federation in 2018 from media and creative agency Havas Group. She has a degree in journalism, film and broadcasting from Cardiff University and later studied marketing at the London School of Business and Finance. Hannah’s interests include theatre and travel. 
Hannah Sinha
Senior Marketing Manager
Jack Powell
Jack has degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge universities and worked as an arts writer and as a teacher in Poland before joining the Federation. Outside work, he dances with a number of companies.
Jack Powell
Policy and Public Affairs Manager
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
Luise Yang
Luise has previous research experience on education and skills at Canada West Foundation and The Worker Institute. She grew up in Vancouver, Canada and has degrees from UCL and Cornell University. 
Luise Yang
Research and Policy Officer
Natasha has a background in TV production on a range of digital content for platforms including Red Bull TV and 4 On Demand. Natasha holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and American Literature with Creative Writing and studied at Kent University in Canterbury.  She is also a keen writer with an interest in writing articles on the arts, culture and social issues.
Natasha Mwansa
Digital Officer
Sally O'Keefe
Sally O'Keefe
Office Manager
Samuel Young
Sam joined the Federation following over five years representing the creative industries in Brussels. He was Secretary General of the European Film Agency Directors association and Account Manager at public affairs consultancy Europe Analytica
Samuel Young
Deputy Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Sanan Aliyev
Baku-born Sanan founded the Azerbaijan London Film Festival and is the producer of a theatre company presenting Eastern European and Central Asian texts to British audiences. His MA dissertation was on cultural diplomacy and soft power.
Sanan Aliyev
Events 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
Sigrid Gaimster
Sigrid formerly worked at the Historic Houses Association, where projects included the Garden of the Year Award, as well as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries. Born in Sweden, she speaks its language fluently.
Sigrid Gaimster
Membership Manager
Tal Badehi
Tal is a complementary therapist alongside his work in the membership team at the Federation. A multilingual computer expert, he loves diversity of cultural influences in music and art.
Tal Badehi
Membership Officer
Toyin Fani-Kayode
Toyin has worked for senior managers at Haymarket Media, Guardian News and Media, and the London newsroom of The New York Times. She began her career as a freelance broadcast reporter/presenter.
Toyin Fani-Kayode
Assistant to the Chief Executive
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