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Meet the Team

From the Street Rangers to those who represent you on the Board,
the Ipswich Central team is dedicated to enhancing, promoting and driving
forward the town you are proud to be a part of.

Operational Team

Sophie Alexander-Parker Chief Executive Officer

Sophie Alexander-Parker

Chief Executive Officer

Starting as a Street Ranger in 2007, Sophie has worked at Ipswich Central for over 13 years and now leads the organisation; overseeing all of the company's operations within the Connected Town area.

Chris Barnard Head of Place Management

Chris Barnard

Head of Place Management

With over a decade's worth of experience working with a number BIDs across the UK, Chris oversees all operations at Ipswich Central including our people, projects, and initiatives.

Trish Summers Head of Corporate Services

Trish Summers

Head of Corporate Services

With over 20 years of experience in finance, corporate governance and HR; Trish oversees all corporate procedures at Ipswich Central.

Jack Cripps Brand & Content Manager

Jack Cripps

Brand & Content Manager

Jack oversees marketing and communications at Ipswich Central, including business communications and All About Ipswich activity.

Kyle Sims Street Services Manager

Kyle Sims

Street Services Manager

Kyle leads the Ipswich Central Street Ranger team, and manages the company's street projects and town centre safety initiatives.

Nicola Street Ranger

Nicola

Street Ranger

A member of the Street Ranger team. The Rangers work with Police and local authorities to support town centre businesses day-to-day.

Evander Street Ranger

Evander

Street Ranger

Another of our Street Rangers; patrolling Ipswich town centre providing support to local businesses and their staff along with assisting visitors.

Luke Winter Project Analyst

Luke Winter

Project Analyst

Luke coordinates research and data analysis at Ipswich Central; gathering invaluable insights to develop projects and planning.

The BID Board

Terry Baxter Chair, Ipswich Central

Terry Baxter

Chair, Ipswich Central
Lucy Bayliss DanceEast

Lucy Bayliss

DanceEast
Derek Bowden Former CEO of ITFC

Derek Bowden

Former CEO of ITFC
Paul Clement Executive Director, Ipswich Central

Paul Clement

Executive Director, Ipswich Central
Ellie DeGory EDRM

Ellie DeGory

EDRM
Nick Denny East of England Co-Op

Nick Denny

East of England Co-Op
Viv Gillespie Suffolk New College

Viv Gillespie

Suffolk New College
Elma Glasgow Aspire Black Suffolk

Elma Glasgow

Aspire Black Suffolk
Mary Graham Yellobelly

Mary Graham

Yellobelly
Tim Greenacre University of Suffolk

Tim Greenacre

University of Suffolk
Andrew Harston ABP

Andrew Harston

ABP
Terry Hunt Chair of Thomas Wolsey 550

Terry Hunt

Chair of Thomas Wolsey 550
Dave Muller All About Ipswich

Dave Muller

All About Ipswich

All About Ipswich Advisory Group

Dave Muller

Chair, All About Ipswich

Jess Baker

Eastern Angles

Matt Capp

BT

John Cavani

University of Suffolk

Ivan Cutting

Eastern Angles Theatre Company

James Fairclough

Ipswich Borough Council

Michell Gordon

Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils

Mary Graham

Yellobelly

Cllr. Colin Kreidewolf

Ipswich Borough Council

Bruce Marques

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

John Norman

The Ipswich Society

Paula Partridge

Anglia Karting

Oliver Paul

Suffolk Food Hall

Mike Scarlett

East of England Co-op

Cllr. Paul West

Suffolk County Council

Contact Us

For more information about the BID or if you have an enquiry please get in touch.