Kate Cox

CEO

Kate leads the Global Bray Leino Events business. She prides herself on ensuring Bray Leino creates immersive experiences that tell compelling stories, to drive brand and business growth for our Clients. Kate’s passion and focus on business culture ensures our people are inspired, fulfilled and well supported. In her spare time Kate enjoys yoga and, when the sun’s out, kite surfing.

Luke Brown

MD, Event Management

Luke has delivered hundreds of live events, experiences and campaigns across the globe – working with some pretty high-profile contributors including Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, Prime Ministers and Presidents, to name but a few. Luke leads our Live Events Team, and when he’s not developing new and innovative solutions to wow audiences, can be found wading in rivers fly fishing whilst listening to Test Match Special (rock ‘n’ roll!).

Cedric Fouche

Commercial Director

Cedric leads our global operational team and as Commercial Director is responsible for the financial performance and growth strategy of the business. When he is not in the office, he can often be found on a rugby pitch supporting his local club.

Jim Obermeyer

Jim Obermeyer

Regional Vice President North America

Jim is responsible for sales, marketing and business development in North America.  Jim has nearly 40 years of experience in the exhibition industry, in marketing, sales, sales management, and owned his own company for 15 years. He is on the Board of Directors of the Experiential Designers and Producers Association. When not working with his clients on their next event, he can be found on the water…in a boat, a kayak, or floating on a raft.

Anna Krenkova

Client Services Director

Anna looks after our key account team and client base. With her global outlook (she is fluent in 3 languages and has lived and worked in 5 countries), razor-sharp attention to detail and incredible level of industry knowledge, it’s no wonder our clients love coming back to her. When out of the office Anna can be found enjoying the Great Outdoors in (sometimes) sunny Devon.

Jim McLoughlin

Creative Director

Jim has 30 years of experience in developing creative solutions for experiential and live events for global organisations. Responsible for the overall creative control across all projects, Jim can advise you on the best way of enhancing the experience for your visitors. Outside the office Jim can be found at the local cross-fit gym, driving up a mountain in his off roader or spending time with his family.

Vicki Hooper

Operations Director

Vicki’s agency career started at school, sparked by a summer placement at Saatchi & Saatchi, since then (a while ago now…), Vicki has worked with a range of public and private sector clients delivering live event experiences around the globe; inspiring incentives, global sales meetings, exclusive VIP receptions, large exhibitions and roadshows, and everything in between.
Vicki is the Live Events team’s Operations Director – developing scalable processes and managing ongoing performance of the team. When she’s not championing best-practice, she spends her time immersed in Bristol’s vibrant music scene.

Dieter Sturm

Head of Design

Dieter has been with Bray Leino Events for over 16 years and is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our 3D design output. When not working on a major house renovation he can be found in the sea teaching his son’s how to surf or driving them to football matches. One day he’ll get to do something for himself…

James Butler

Head of Production

Bray Leino Events Production Department brings a wealth of diverse technical event experience. James Butler – our Head of Production – has over 18 years’ experience delivering spectacular events for international clients on a global basis. He has worked on all types of corporate events – exhibition stands, business conferences, award ceremonies and a variety of experiential projects. In between looking after all our event production needs, he enjoys spending time with his family and a variety of hobbies including flying model aircraft.

Seb Maki

Seb Maki

Design Director

Seb has over 16 years’ experience across multiple sectors. He’s passionate about communicating bold meaningful ideas that challenge peoples thinking. Nothing makes him happier than bringing his weird and wonderful ideas inside his head to life, pushing that creative bar from project-to-project. For him designing something pretty is one thing, designing something that truly connects is the real test of concept. He loves being active outdoors, he has a self-confessed love for DIY and is a wannabe skateboarder Dad.

Rae Rifkind

Raelene Rifkind

Account Director

Rae is arguably our most well-travelled Account Director, it’s hard to get beyond the A’s on her list – Abuja, Accra, Almaty – before discovering somewhere unfamiliar. She was born and raised in South Africa, before coming over to the UK in 2002.

With over twenty years in the industry, Rae has a proven track record in successful event delivery, in multiple sectors, from small ministerial round table events to conferences of over 1000 delegates. Rae has great drive and enthusiasm, with the ability to combine high-level understanding with detailed insight from event conception to delivery. Rae is an excellent communicator and expert multi-tasker. She enjoys blending event work and travel, and the experience of meeting people from many communities.

Nick Crossland

Account Director

Nick has over twenty years’ experience delivering a wide range of international events for multiple sectors from festivals to financial results. Nick is an events industry all-rounder and enjoys helping clients with initial ideas for concepts and content, through to innovative production solutions and hands-on delivery. Much time outside work is spent outside and with family.