Thomas Bridge is the Executive Committee member responsible for Marketing and PR. Thomas is the Marketing Manager for Interim Partners and has worked solely in interim management marketing positions since he began his professional career. Thomas attended Magdalen College School in Oxford before studying English Literature at Manchester University, gaining a 2:1. Upon graduation in 2002 he formed his own catering company, employing up to 20 people over a seven year period before selling the business in 2009. Combining his business and writing skills, Thomas decided to pursue a professional career in marketing and joined his first interim management company in the summer of 2010 to handle social media and direct marketing across the business. He moved to Interim Partners at the end of 2011 where he has added SEO, PR, events, website management and case studies to these duties. Thomas intends to employ many of these same successful techniques for the benefit of fellow IMA members. Outside of work, Thomas is passionate about football having voluntarily worked in the writing departments of both Manchester City FC and Wycombe Wanderers FC – his boyhood club. He plays for a Sunday team most weekends and enjoys music, films, books and running. He is currently studying for his CIM Marketing diploma. http://www.interimpartners.com/about-us/clients / http://blog.interimpartners.com/author/tbridge
Jason Atkinson is Chair of the Interim Management Association. Jason is Managing Director, Russam Interim, a founder member. Following the completion of his MBA (Oxon) he embarked on a career in the City. Through this period he spent ten years working for various insurance and banking institutions including the Pearl Group, Henderson Global Investors, Interactive Investor and AMP; also completing several interim management assignments. Within these financial institutions he has held senior management team and director level roles. www.russam-gms.co.uk / www.interimwomen.com.
Rupert Dobson is the executive committee member responsible for Membership. Rupert has been an active member of the IMA for four years and recently project managed the re-branding and refreshing of the IMA web site. Rupert has considerable experience in recruiting Senior Interim Managers after first joining Hoggett Bowers in 1995. Now on the Hoggett Bowers Board, Rupert is the Director responsible for the Interim Management Practice. www.hoggett-bowers.com/interim.
Simon Drake is the Executive Committee Member for Special Projects. Simon is the Director of Executive Interim within Penna Recruitment Solutions and has worked in the executive resourcing and consulting sectors for over 16 years, working with Boards of FTSE 100 companies through to SMEs, helping clients through quickly providing executive talent to add value to their leadership teams and direct successful change and transition. Working from CEO level to project specialists, his interim management provider experience is complemented by personal experience at strategic level as Divisional MD of a LSE listed Consultancy and independent business consultant covering; strategy, growth, turnaround and merger, with a early career in project management and consulting. www.penna.com/interim.
Raj Tulsiani is Vice Chair of the Interim Management Association. Raj is the founder and Chief Executive of Green Park, chairman of the UK EMB network, and Deputy Chair of Diverse Leaders. Over the course of his career, Raj has been involved in setting up three interim management businesses, successfully growing each to more than £10 million turnover. His expertise is based around helping organisations transform and improve through their people strategy, with a specialist focus on complex businesses with ambitious growth agendas. Raj is widely recognised as a commentator and opinion leader on diversity, and is at the forefront of the emerging business case for leadership diversity in the UK. www.green-park.co.uk.
Anne Beitel is the executive committee member responsible for the Ipsos MORI research and the IMA Approved campaign. Anne brings more than 10 years’ experience marketing in high-growth environments to her role as Marketing Director for Executives Online. With an MBA from Harvard and a top-flight track record in product and services marketing ‘both sides of the pond’, Anne developed her marketing and management expertise in previous roles as Director of New Product Marketing for ON Technology Corporation, Vice President of Marketing for Dr Solomon’s Software Inc., and European Marketing Director of specialist staffing company Aquent. In addition to directing Executives Online’s award-winning marketing programmes, Anne recruits for clients in the software, technology and new media sectors and led the 2008 MBO of Executives Online. She serves on the executive committee of the Interim Management Association, the trade body which represents the majority of established interim management provider firms operating in the UK.
Bridgette Cameron is executive committee member responsible for Public Affairs. She is the founder and owner of Alpine which was formed in 2003. As specialist providers of interims to Government and Public Sector, Bridgette enjoys strong working relationships with senior civil servants and other public sector workers which provide a strong insight into the issues facing the interim management sector. Prior to 2003, Bridgette has held a number of roles within organisations specialising in the provision of external expertise , both interim and permanent. Over the past the 25 years she has held various senior roles and has successfully managed start-ups, turnarounds and branding and growth programmes. She was part of a team of 3 who successfully completed an MBO in 2000.