Board of Directors – MPI UK & Ireland Chapter







Jane Baker, President 

Chief Operating Officer, Timebased Events Ltd

Jane is COO at Timebased, a creative, experience-driven events company based in central London. Timebased’s work includes press events, conferences, exhibitions, experiential activations and awards shows and they’ve worked with brands including M&S, Amazon, NBCUniversal, Omega, Virgin Media, Glamour and GQ. Over the last 15 years, Jane has held senior positions in some of the world’s leading events agencies including George P. Johnson and CWT Meetings & Events, leading major strategic accounts and multi-functional teams. After becoming a member of MPI UK & Ireland in 2010, Jane joined the board to lead education in 2013, becoming President in 2016.


Richard Parker, Immediate Past President

Director of Healthcare, ?American Express Global Business Travel

Richard Allchild CMP, President-Elect

Sales Manager, IMEX Group

Richard is currently the Sales Manager for the IMEX Group. Richard has worked at IMEX since 2008 and looks after clients from the USA, Caribbean, Cruise Lines and Europe for both IMEX America and IMEX in Frankfurt. Richard graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in History before working for Haymarket Publications in both their London and New York offices. Richard has been a member of MPI for 8 years, volunteering on the membership committee for 2 years before being on the Board for the past 3 years.

Natasha Keesoony, Vice President – Membership

Hosted Buyer Manager, The Meetings Show

Natasha is currently Hosted Buyer Programme Manager for The Meetings Show, an annual exhibition for the meetings industry based in the UK which sees over 3,000 industry professionals gathering in London for the show. Natasha is responsible for the overall management and successful delivery of the Hosted Buyer programme, her role involves building relationships with industry peers and securing third party group coordinators through business development activities and successful implementation of the hosted buyer recruitment campaign.

Natasha has been a member of MPI since January 2017. Prior to this, Natasha has been involved with MPI since 2012, having attended various MPI networking and education events including UK and Ireland Chapter events, economic outlook education sessions and EMEC conferences.

Adam Said, Deputy Vice President – Membership

Account Manager, TFI Group

Sue Massey, Vice President – Education

Operational Director, Grass Roots Meetings & Events


Ciara Feely, Deputy Vice President – Education

Director, Conference Converter

Deborah Kelly, Vice President – Marketing & Communications

Head of UK Sales, London & Partners

Deborah handles international events and conventions for London from the UK market. She works with leading event agencies to unlock London for events and experiential brand activations, and also supports our Partners by helping to secure even more award-winning international business events for London. An MPI Board Member, Deborah joined London & Partners in 2014 from Marketing Manchester where she spent seven years working within both the marketing and business tourism teams.

Judy Elvey, Deputy Vice President – Marketing & Communications

Senior Marketing Manager – Europe, Cvent

Hamish Reid, Commercial Director