Meet the team

Peter Houston is Editor-at-Large at

Having worked in B2B and B2C magazine publishing for almost 30 years, Peter is TheMediaBriefing’s Editor-at-Large, setting content strategy in line with the audience needs and TheMediaBriefing's commercial objectives.

Peter has an MBA from the University of Liverpool, an MA in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow and studied business journalism at Medill Journalism School at Northwestern University in Chicago.

He can be reached at or +44 (0) 20 3 691 5890.

Chris Sutcliffe is Senior Reporter and Analyst at

Chris joined the team in Summer 2014 and is a graduate of the Interactive Journalism course at City University. He has previously worked for Kantar Media Intelligence and has an undergraduate degree in English Literature.

He tweets as @ChrisMSutcliffe and can be reached at or +44 (0) 20 3 691 5890.

James Willis is Senior Account Manager at

James joined the company in Oct 2013 and is responsible for managing and developing the relationship with clients looking to connect with TheMediaBriefing's audience. Helping them to meet their marketing objectives through sponsorship and online commercial opportunities.

Previously experience includes managing key client accounts for Informa Telecoms & Media. 

Tweet @Jamesdub85 and can be reached at or +44 (0)20 3 691 5889.

Christopher Amhoff is Account Manager for

Chris is part of the commercial team as an account manager with a global focus on media industry vendors. He graduated from Oxford Brookes in Economics and International Relations. He has previously worked on EMEA oil and gas recruitment before finding The MediaBriefing.

Contact Chris via or 020 3691 5886. He tweets from @Camhoff20.

Tim Headley is Head of Marketing for Briefing Media.

Tim is involved with all of TheMediaBriefing’s events, coordinating all marketing activities and strategic partnerships. He is also involved with the launching all new digital products across the group.

Contact Tim via or 020 36915 893. He tweets from @Timheadley.

Lauren Gurnaud is Marketing Executive for

Lauren joined in January 2015 and works closely with Tim on all marketing activities for the TheMediaBriefing events portfolio. Previously she has worked on mass participation events all over Europe as event and marketing coordinator for Competitor Group.
You can reach Lauren via or 020 36915 898. She tweets from @LaurenGurnaud

Melissa McChesney is Events Manager for

Melissa joined the company in 2014 and manages the operations for all  conferences and awards organised by TheMediaBriefing.   She has worked in Events for the last 6 years including previous roles at EMAP and United Business Media.

You can reach melissa via 

Elisabeth Mork-Eidem is Events Director for Briefing Media Ltd, the parent company of

Elisabeth joined the team in August 2012 and is responsible for all event activity across Briefing Media including conferences, awards and briefings organised by TheMediaBriefing. She previously had a long career with Marcus Evans including heading up their conference production and operations team across Europe.

Contact her via Elisabeth also reluctantly tweets as @ellamork

Neil Thackray is CEO and co-founder of Briefing Media Ltd,TheMediaBriefing's parent company.

He has worked in business media for more than 25 years and on digital projects since 1996, before founding Briefing Media in 2010. He began his career at Reed Business Information acting as publishing director of numerous magazines and trade shows.

Neil can be reached at and he tweets as @NeilThackray

Rory Brown is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Briefing Media Ltd, TheMediaBriefing's parent company.

Until the end of 2008 Rory was the managing director of the interactive marketing division of Incisive Media. Rory's background is in marketing – subscription magazines, conferences, training, events, books, research and online services.

Contact Rory via and follow him on Twitter at  @RoryBrown.

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