Our Team

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

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
Gareth Worthington, City Officer (Night-Time Economy)

Business Crime (BCRP)

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, Marketing Manager

Manchester BID

Nelson Beaumont-Laurencia, Head of Events and Sponsorship
Andy McDermott, BID Projects
Lucy Russell, Assistant Events Producer
Phil Schulze, BID Manager
Gary Williams, 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

CityCo reports to a Board of business, civic and cultural leaders from across Manchester and Salford.

Manchester BID reports to a Board of retail general managers and city centre stakeholders.