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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
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
Chief Operating Officer
Amelia Richards
Amelia is the commercial director for the Creative Industries Federation. Previously she worked for the Mayor of London as commercial partnerships director and prior to that as business development director for Intelligence Squared, building on 20 years of communications, partnerships and commercial roles across private and public sector organisations, in the UK and internationally.
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
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
Charlotte has a background in business public policy and research, most recently from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as the policy lead for enterprise, innovation and trade, including work on Brexit.
Charlotte Chung
Deputy Head of Policy & Research
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
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 Manager
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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