Nicola Milan

Marketing

EXPERIENCE
MarComms, Experience and Project Management across complex high profile projects, including London 2012 Games, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and multiple World Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Winning the bid to host London 2012 in 2005, which kickstarted a dream career in sport.

PERSONAL BEST
Holding a handstand on a floating paddleboard without face planting.

Calum Brown

Venue Development

EXPERIENCE
Experience working across a range of Venue & Events projects including Aston Villa FC’s stadium redevelopment, Eden Project’s international portfolio as well as worldwide events including the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan and Expo 23 in Qatar.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Part of the Trivandi Moonshot team to help safely bring University students back home for Christmas & Easter amidst the Covid-19 pandemic by facilitating over 950,000 lateral-flow tests.

PERSONAL BEST
Running fanatic with an 18 minute 5k PB. Currently on the road to run all 6 of the World Marathon Majors by the time I’m 30.

Laura Pope

People

EXPERIENCE
A proud People professional with 15+ years’ experience supporting organisations to create great experiences for their teams.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Seeing the Trivandi team double in my first year and helping to develop our fantastic culture.

PERSONAL BEST
Taking a leading role in an amateur comedy play & (almost) remembering all my lines!

James Bulley

CEO

EXPERIENCE
Senior executive providing advice to Heads of State, Cabinet Ministers and C-Suite on strategy, governance, budgets and roadmaps for the successful delivery of mega projects.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Member of the Senior Leadership Team of the London 2012 Bid and LOCOG, responsible for the venue masterplan, design, delivery and operation of the London Olympic and Paralympic venues and Olympic Park.

PERSONAL BEST
Triathlon nut with a couple of World Champs, competing for Great Britain, under my belt at Age Group level, desperately seeking to qualify again…watch this space.

Harriet Dunn

Strategy and Commercial Advisory

EXPERIENCE
10 years experience working within an industry I love delivering commercial, operations and design advice on stadia and venues to international organisations including City Football Group, Rugby Football Union and Aston Villa FC.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Watching each organisation i’ve ever worked with compete live in their sport.

PERSONAL BEST
Staying up later than 10pm on a weekday.

Jordan Halliday

Design

EXPERIENCE
Experience in the design of international sporting venues, building on a graduate portfolio researching the social integration of stadia within urban contexts.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Being nominated for multiple national student design awards for my masters thesis focusing on the integration of hybrid typologies within sports stadia.

PERSONAL BEST
What James Owen Webster said.

Paul May

Executive Director

EXPERIENCE
Senior leader with 30+ years’ experience in the planning, delivery and operation of major venues and mega events projects.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Part of the senior management team within the London 2012 Organising Committee, responsible for the planning and delivery of all Games venues….in my home town of London!

PERSONAL BEST
I have played bass guitar in various bands throughout my life and still have delusions of being a rock star one day – I can’t do the knee slides any more though!

Patrick Skingley

Design

EXPERIENCE
Over 15 years experience of designing and delivering world class buildings from glass biomes and iconic train stations to state-of-the-art venues and stadiums.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Working cosely with Premier League football clubs to help them deliver world class facilities for their staff to operate and fans to experience.

PERSONAL BEST
A very keen cook, I love to entertain family and friends and was very close to switching career from drawing board to chopping board, many years ago!

Sasha Potgieter

Business Operations

EXPERIENCE
2 years at Trivandi working in business administration and marketing, with previous experience in styling, illustration, content curation and small scale event production.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Being behind the scenes at my first editorial campagin shoot where one of my garments was used – watching something I created come to life was immense.

PERSONAL BEST
When I’m not sewing, I’m throwing pottery.

Yegana Agayeva

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
12 years of events experience that started with helping organising music festivals, then working in world-class major events and ending up in Trivandi where I’ve contributed to building the MENA business from scratch.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Making a presentation to BIE when Trivandi was one of the consultants to work on the Baku Expo bid – that was both a scary and a proud moment!

PERSONAL BEST
I am a sailor as a hobby – I have competed in several international races, representing Azerbaijan’s national team.

Ava Pevsner

Design

EXPERIENCE
2 years at Trivandi working on a variety of venues, including Aston Villa FC’s stadium redevelopment, before transitioning into graphic design and supporting Trivandi with design services across all business units.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Winner of the Best Undergraduate Poster Summary and Best Undergraduate Webinar Presentation for my university disseration.

PERSONAL BEST
Holding a 4 and a half minute plank.

James Tibbetts

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
20 years in sport, leisure and entertainment projects including Tour de France, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, multiple F1 Grand Prix’s, several years at IMG and many other professional cycle races and mass participation events with hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Leading the operations of the 2014 Grand Depart, with 3.5m spectators watching at the roadside and 3.5bn watching on TV with over 2,500 staff and 17,000 volunteers.

PERSONAL BEST
Shooting 78 around the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates the week before the Race to Dubai final… those greens were fast!

Hoi Laam Leung

Design

EXPERIENCE
Experience in the design of sporting and performance venues, as well as urban masterplanning, heritage & conservation, and healthcare sectors, on complex and specialist architecutral projects worldwide.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Being part of the design team for a sustainable and award-winning multipurpose arena hosting UFC, NBA and many others, and seeing it completed and in action.

PERSONAL BEST
I make good brownies.

Peter Docwra

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
Priviliged to have held senior levels positions to plan and deliver three G20 Leaders’ Summits and other high profile events in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Australia.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Leading the planning for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saudi Arabia, which included pivoting from physical to virtual meetings literally overnight becuase of COVID 19.

PERSONAL BEST
Completed a 100 km Ultra and seven marathons with legs, knees, ligaments (and sanity) intact.

Kate Mills

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
Event volunteer experience including ParalympicsGB Tokyo 2020, World Gymnastics Championships 2022 & Netball Superleague while studying at Loughborough University, followed by projects such as Rugby League World Cup 2021 and FIFA World Cup 2022 at Trivandi.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Joining Trivandi in my first full-time role!

PERSONAL BEST
Achieved British/English/BUCS national medals and competed at Olympic/World/Commonwealth trials in swimming.

Victoria Crick

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
30+ years experience in planning, organising and managing events, exhibitions, conferences, venues in the UK, UAE and KSA. Principally focussed on providing operational, commercial and executive leadership on Middle East projects.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Planning, organising and delivering the Queens Household Cavalry Musical Ride 2009 in the Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi. Incredible career highlight to be involved with such a prestigious military team and 28 stunning grey horses.

PERSONAL BEST
Climbing to the top of Scafell Pike in the Lake District, and living to tell the tale :)

Aloysius Rosario

Business Operations

EXPERIENCE
3 years experience in project co-ordination, operations and business administration, with prior expertise in engineering and delivery of automation. I have had the opportunity to work on high-profile projects, including New Zealand at Expo 2020 and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Having completed my post-graduation, numerous doors opened for me, presenting various career paths and opportunities. However, joining Trivandi and starting my journey in Business Operations has proven to be the best decision to embark on a continuous learning curve, guided by exceptional leaders

PERSONAL BEST
Being elected as the Regional Youth President back home in Mangalore, India for the year 2017-2018 and contributing to the society in every possible way.

Peter Griffin

Strategy and Commercial Advisory

EXPERIENCE
Extensive experience providing strategic, economic, financial and operational advice to public and private sector clients on the planning, delivery and development of sports and entertainment venues and events in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Advising the Hong Kong Government over 5 years on the planning, design, funding and procurement of Kai Tak Sports Park – the world’s most expensive publicly funded sports and entertainment project at £3.2bn.

PERSONAL BEST
Completing various Olympic Triathlons – even when sea swim training included accidentally initating the Royal National Lifeboat Institution into a missing person search!

Tom Doubleday

Venue Development

EXPERIENCE
Experienced project and development manager, specialising in the delivery of major projects across various sectors in both a consultancy and client capacity including the multi award-winning Person-Environment-Activity Research Lab (PEARL) for UCL, Aston Villa Football Club and Urban Legacies’ international portfolio.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Supporting the refurbishment of a live Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a major London NHS Hospital. It was so rewarding to witness the impact of the work on the staff and families.

PERSONAL BEST
Forever striving to row a sub 7min 2km (current PB of 7:04).

Jessica Donald

Strategy and Commercial Advisory

EXPERIENCE
15+ years working on major international sporting events. Started off managing the design and delivery of temporary infrastructure before requalifying and approaching the same events but now through the sustainability lens.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Being a spectator at Super Saturday during the London 2012 Olympics – amazing to witness the best day of an event I was involved in.

PERSONAL BEST
I redefined what’s possible by learning to surf at the age of 30.

Sergio Raventos

Strategy and Commercial Advisory

EXPERIENCE
20+ years experience in venue and organisational development for high-profile projects, including London 2012, Expo 2020, NEOM and UAE government organizations. Expert in strategic advisory, venue operations, PMO development, and operational models.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Seeing first hand how a determined athlete was able to hear for the first time thanks to a hearing device implanted as part of the Athletes Support programme at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.

PERSONAL BEST
Completing Half Ironman with my mates. What a great day and incredible 12 months journey to get there!

Cormac Rabl

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
Strategic planning, organisation and delivery of major events across Europe, Middle East and Australiasia. 12+ years direct industry experience both embedded within organising committees and providing strategic consultancy.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
I was Venue Manager for the Clash on the Dunes Heavyweight World Title fight (Joshua v Ruiz) as part of Diriyah Season 2019 in Riyadh, KSA. The event involved the construction of a temporary 15,000 stadium and 3-story VIP space, and was a significant milestone as part of KSA’s Vision 2030.

PERSONAL BEST
Completing the Auckland Marathon in 2016 while working on the World Masters Games in NZ.

Laura Mason

Business Operations

EXPERIENCE
Passionate Business Operations professional with a strong background and expertise in scale up, fast growth environments, noteably with Wework and OnePeloton. Previous Chair of Women of Wework International and current Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Trivandi.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Led the Expansions team at OnePeloton through high sales and rapid growth amidst the Covid pandemic.

PERSONAL BEST
My 108kg Deadlift

Marcus Carling

Venue Development

EXPERIENCE
25+ years in venue operations and events, venue consultancy and construction delivery in a number of international markets. Have held senior positions with Wembley Plc, The Walt Disney Company and Turner & Townsend in managing sport and entertainment venue operations and delivering major infrastructure programmes in the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Leading the planning for the operational opening of the new Hong Kong National Stadium to ensure it was ready to host an opening ceremony and a 40,000 capacity audience.

PERSONAL BEST
Cycling 800kms across the Pyrenees from Barcelona to Biarritz in 7 days as part of the Haute Route event series.

Emad Qanaq

Business Operations

EXPERIENCE
16 years of hospitality and customer service experience. Worked with high profile government entities managing local and international events.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Executed 2 future investment initiatives at the King Abdulaziz Centre while working with HSBC, providing full logistical support and winning the award for best pavillion at the event.

PERSONAL BEST
Aside from being an avid traveller, I lived abroad for 12 years spanning from the Middle East to Canada. i also really enjoy long roadtrips on my motorcycle.

James Webster

Design

EXPERIENCE
Former Director and founding partner of an award-winning architectural creative agency, having begun career at Foster and Partners. Notable clients and projects include Conde Nast, Hearst Media, Mindshare, Resorts World, Wembley Stadium in London and The Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Tiny Tempah going into one of my projects for his C4 show, ‘Extroadinary Extensions’ and being interviewed for and having a project featured on an episode of Sarah Beeny’s C4 show ‘Little House Big Plans’.

PERSONAL BEST
Being good enough at football, to be told by a top flight Premier League club, that I wasn’t good enough.

James Fyvie

Strategy and Commercial Advisory

EXPERIENCE
Over 10 years experience working on major events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Formula 1, Expo and European Games. Officer in the British Army for over seven years.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Providing security support to the Afghan people in Kandahar and Helmand so they could go to school, the shops or the doctors with relative freedom.

PERSONAL BEST
Still being able to compete with the youngsters at any distance above 10km.

Jess Gilbert

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
Over 14+ years delivering projects of Major International Sporting Events, Conferences, Workshops and Award Evenings, across many different areas including operations, fan and visitor experience, commercial and sponsorship planning and delivery.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Led a team of 60 to deliver match day experience for an international cricket Tournament in 2017.

PERSONAL BEST
Band member of the year for flute in grade 6. I peaked early!

Andrew O'Connor

Operations & Delivery

EXPERIENCE
13 years experience in Venues and Events across New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
Leading the operations of my home country, NZ, at Dubai Expo 2020.

PERSONAL BEST
Driving to the green on a 290 metre Par 4 (followed up by a 3 putt).