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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

Chris Barnard

Head of Place

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.

Jack Cripps Marketing & Comms Manager

Jack Cripps

Marketing & Comms Manager

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

Leah Ambrose Business Support Manager

Leah Ambrose

Business Support Manager

Leah looks after day-to-day operations of the business; managing the office, arranging meetings and supporting the Ipswich Central team.

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 and Jordan Street Rangers

Nicola and Jordan

Street Rangers

The Street Ranger team work with town centre staff, police and PCSOs to support businesses day-to-day in the Connected Town area.

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.

Luke Winter Project Analyst

Luke Winter

Project Analyst

Luke coordinates research and data analysis at Ipswich Central; gathering invaluable business insights for BID 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
Paul Copsey Auditel

Paul Copsey

Auditel
Ellie DeGory EDRM Architects

Ellie DeGory

EDRM Architects
Viv Gillespie Suffolk New College

Viv Gillespie

Suffolk New College
Mary Graham Yellobelly

Mary Graham

Yellobelly
Tim Greenacre University of Suffolk

Tim Greenacre

University of Suffolk
Andrew Harston ABP

Andrew Harston

ABP
Terry Hunt Former Chair of Ipswich Vision

Terry Hunt

Former Chair of Ipswich Vision
Dave Muller All About Ipswich

Dave Muller

All About Ipswich
Kerry Soar M&S Ipswich (Board Observer)

Kerry Soar

M&S Ipswich (Board Observer)
George Woodward Fenn Wright

George Woodward

Fenn Wright

All About Ipswich Advisory Group

Sarah Barber

Ipswich Borough Council

Polly Bridgman

University of Suffolk

Matt Capp

BT

Jenny Cousins

Museum of East Anglian Life

Mary Graham

Yellobelly

Sarah Holmes

New Wolsey Theatre

Dave Muller

Chair of All About Ipswich

John Norman

The Ipswich Society

Oliver Paul

Suffolk Food Hall

Paul West

Suffolk County Council

Contact Us

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