Co-Founder & Managing DirectorRob is the driving force behind Sense Media, has been working in B2B conferences for 15 years and ran the Image Sensors conference in London each March for the eight years prior to setting up Sense Media. He has in-depth knowledge of the B2B conference world and extensive management and strategic experience across Production, Marketing, Operations, Sales and New Product Development. Rob is the face of Sense Media and has extensive connections across the digital imaging, automotive and medical device marketplaces. A scientist at heart, Rob has an academic background in physics with a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham and a firm believer in the power of technology to improve and save lives across the world. As well as running best-in-class events, outside of work Rob likes to play golf, cycle long distances, walk in the hills, and tinker with his classic car.
Operations DirectorHayley brings 7 years of conference production and management experience, as well as very strong commercial insight, operations experience and proven capability of consensus building at an international level. She enjoys working with advisory boards and liaising with event stakeholders to help them get the most out of their events. Hayley relishes the organisational challenges in the lead up to and onsite at events, and seeing everything come together. In her spare time, Hayley loves dancing and is part of an amateur musical theatre company, and also enjoys great food, either through cooking it, or eating out with her husband and friends.
Head of Business DevelopmentRichard has worked in media for over 15 years, starting with Haymarket and including Trade Associations, Recruitment Consultants, TV, among other events and publishing companies – always hitting targets! His focus on understanding the outcomes that benefit his clients most has enabled him to work closely with partners to overachieve against their expectations. A career break for 3 years of travelling through Asia, Australia and New Zealand almost quenched his wanderlust, but now with his 2 young daughters he focuses on camping in the Alps when possible. Richard enjoys swimming, and spends his ‘quiet time’ catching up on documentaries and ensuring he is up to date with University Challenge!
Event Marketing ExecutiveLydia joined Sense Media in 2020 with a background in marketing and graphic design, having previously worked in the fintech industry. She is passionate about brand and high-quality events, bringing these together with a flair for creativity and organisation. Outside of work Lydia loves interior design, and can almost always be found painting, designing or making something. In between projects she loves running, yoga, and exploring the countryside with her horse, husband and dog.
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