The Event School London bring together talented Industry Facilitators with the expertise and know-how to enhance our participants academic, professional, leadership or career development. Our Course Facilitators are specialists in the event industry and have the up-to-date knowledge to ensure our courses offer relevant, contemporary industry-led training and education.

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James Mark

Guest Speaker and International Venue & Major Events Consultant, James Mark, has delivered specialist training for Event School clients such as the BBC.  James's has extensive experience from Executive Director at ExceL London to Venue Consultant for the Ashgabat Games, Venue General Manager for the IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium and Independent Advisor for the Pan American Games in Lima.

Siobhan Craven-Robins

London's Premier Wedding Planner and lead facilitator on our exclusive wedding planning summer schools, Siobhan is widely acknowledged as having established the UK's first wedding coordination service in 1996. Siobhan's beautiful weddings have featured in Hello, OK! and many bridal magazines in various countries around the world. As a Founder & Director of the National Association of Wedding Professionals, Siobhan also represents the wedding industry at events such as Bridelux & WedMeetUpUk.

Petta Naylor

Petta runs Start2Finish event and conference consultancy as Operations Director with responsibility for overseeing, organising and managing all aspects of events and conferences. Petta also leads on our event and corporate event courses.Petta's wealth of experience and expertise in events includes working on event processes and protocols with the Offices of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, the Princess Royal and Prince Edward, and events with high-profile individuals such as Steve Redgrave, Beth Tweddle, Kelly Holmes and Victoria Pendleton

Roger Hooker

Specialist Guest Speaker, Major Events and Sports Event Management Expert.

Head of Production at FIA Formula E, Roger currently leads the Production Department to deliver 'pop-up' motorsport venues for the electric racing street circuit championship staged across 11 major global cities on 5 continents. Career highlights include the London 2012 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games, the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan,  Wembley Stadium, Conference & Exhibition Centre, Ascot Racecourse, and the  Singapore Sports Hub 

Vicki Sutton

A graduate of Sport and Coaching studies in Oxford Brookes, Vicki has worked in the sports industry for 13 years in a variety of roles including Head of Operations, Head of Performance and Business Development Manager. Vicki has presented at UK wide sports coaching summits on three occasions and co-compered the inaugural Hockey Wales Awards ceremony. 

Rachel Williams

Rachel has held senior management positions in some of London’s most
prestigious events venues. She spent 15 years with etc.venues Limited where she led the event management and successful delivery of over 10,000 events annually. Rachel also worked in a senior role at ExCeL London account managing a diverse range of events including corporate learning events
for Top UK Banks and Accounting Firms, graduate programmes, AGMs, product launch, themed events, receptions, executive round tables & exhibitions.

Sharifa Wilkinson

Sharifa's love of sports, venues and events began at Syracuse University Upstate New York as a high- performance athlete.  After playing at the highest level in women’s football she transitioned to event organising. Sharifa has worked for the Organising Committee in Venue Management and Games Operations Planning for international multi-sport events; The 2015 Pan/ Parapan Am Games, 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 Arafura Games 

Chris Powell

With over 500 events delivered and 3500 event managers trained, Chris Powell has definitely earned his title of "The Event Expert" A highly experienced event management consultant and coach, and over the past 19 years he has helped clients from the world of business, exhibitions, education, sport, the public and charity sector, training, tourism, creative agencies and festivals. His Event Clients include National Outdoor Events Association, the Sharjah Tourism and  Development Authority and the Council of Europe