Our Team

We are a passionate team working across a number of service areas: Operational Support, Business Crime, Membership Services, Marketing, Manchester BID, City Hosts and Finance.

We report to a Board of business, civic and cultural leaders from across Manchester and Salford. Our Chair is Kate Vokes, Director of Culture at Bruntwood.

Chief Exec

Vaughan Allen, Chief Exec (Follow Vaughan @CottonmouthMCR)
Rose Camm, EA & PA to Vaughan Allen

Operational Services

Jessica Cox, Operations Officer
Richard Elliott, Operations Manager
Sophie Johnson, Operations Officer
Alexandra King, Partnership Director

Business Crime Reduction

Rob Dyson, Business Crime Reduction Manager
Steve Lunn, Business Crime Intelligence & Training Officer
Karen Ryan, Business Crime Intelligence Officer


Athena Caramitsos, Membership Manager
Janine Holt, Corporate Events Manager


Laura Dyson, Head of Marketing
Siobhan McGoff, Senior Marketing Exec

Manchester BID

Nelson Beaumont-Laurencia, Head of BID Events and Sponsorship
Andy McDermott, Project Manager
Lucy Russell, Assistant BID Events Producer
Phil Schulze, Manchester BID Manager
Rachel Walker, Manchester BID Officer
Gary Williams, BID Events Producer

City Hosts

Jason Cummings, City Host
Phil Dale, City Host
Joanna Kaiser, City Host
Nicholas Mainka, City Host
Mark Wilkes, City Hosts Team Leader


Annie McGoff, Head of Finance