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Meet the Major Events Team

Meet the Major Events team at London & Partners.

Iain Edmondson

Head of Major Events

Iain has more than 20 years' business development and operational experience across public and private sector organisations. Iain is responsible for securing long-term major event opportunities for London and managing relationships between major event stakeholders, including rights-owners, sponsors, government agencies and venues.

Prior to his current role, Iain was part of the bid team that secured the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for London and has delivered a number of multi-million pound public/private partnership projects for sports facilities and events. 

Iain has an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge and his passion is participating in sport, from rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta to competing in the London Marathon and the Dextro Energy Triathlon.

Georgina Warren

Senior Project Manager – Major Events

Georgina has worked in the events industry for eight years across a range of national and international campaigns promoting London to the world. With experience of working in Europe, China and the Middle East, Georgina came to London & Partners from Events for London, where she was responsible for the programme of events in Trafalgar Square, one of London's most iconic destinations.

Georgina's experience of live events includes SkyRide, London House (the capital's official venue during the Beijing Games), Red Bull X-Fighters and Pride. Prior to this, Georgina was employed by the London Development Agency, where she co-ordinated the strategic development, management and delivery of London's presence at a range of international events including Shanghai Expo. Georgina was also responsible for the organisation's annual event programme and its investment in national events such as London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival.

Georgina works across the team's portfolio of events with a particular focus on road events leading on Prudential RideLondon, and the Tour de France, which will return to London on Monday 7 July. Other projects incude PruHealth World Triathlon London – part of the ITU World Triathlon Series, Global Champions Tour, and Clipper Round the World Race. In addition to our sporting calendar Georgina works across the team's cultural portfolio.

Sarah Neill

Project Manager – Major Events

As Project Manager, Sarah has worked on several high-profile bid campaigns to secure international sports events for the city including 2015 European Hockey Championships, 2016 Track Cycling World Championships, 2016 European Swimming Championships, 2017 IAAF and IPC World Athletics Championships and 2020 UEFA European Championships Semi-Finals and Final.

Sarah works across the team’s portfolio of sporting events including the NFL International Series, England Rugby World Cup 2015 and ATP Tennis World Tour Finals.

In her previous role in the team , Sarah worked on the Yonex BWF World Badminton Championships 2011, SportAccord 2011 and London Restaurant Festival 2010 projects plus several bid campaigns including the 2014 Hockey World Championships, 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Antonia Lee

Project Marketing Manager – Major Events

Antonia joined the Major Events Team in November 2012 taking on an instrumental role marketing London's extensive array of major events, promoting the services and skills of the team, and advising on marketing events in the capital. 

Antonia brings more than seven years of marketing experience, having previously worked at National Apprenticeship Service on strategy and campaign delivery for a number of high-profile events and awards, including the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards. She's also proud to have been the Marketing Manager for WorldSkills London 2011, a four-day international vocational skills competition and interactive show targeting young people, held at ExCeL London which attracted 200,000 visitors.

Antonia has already worked on Prudential RideLondon, PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final, Euroleague Final Four, UEFA Champions League Final programme, Rugby League World Cup, NBA, FINA World Diving Series and the acquisition of the ex-LOCOG database along-side Sport England and UK Sport. 
Current projects include the Track Cycling World Championships 2016, European Swimming Championships 2016, World Triathlon Series London, Rugby World Cup to name a few together with building an event goers database with over 100,000 subscribers.

April McGhee

Project Executive - Major Events

April joined London & Partners in October 2013. Her role is instrumental in supporting the Major Events team by assisting on a number of major sports and cultural events' projects such as Prudential RideLondon, NFL International Series and Tour de France, as well as creating and managing marketing partnerships with CRUK Winter Run, Totally Thames and Art15.

She manages and has developed the London Events Coordination Calendar which is a crucial stakeholder online aid for managing events in the city. April also creates and manages major events content on Visit London's digital channels which include social media - facebook.com/visitlondon and @visitlondon, and the website visitlondon.com/events