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Fast Forward 15 announces 2018 mentors

This year's line-up includes Kerrin MacPhie from Visit Britain and Hamish Reid from Dubai Business Events

Pictured: Fay Sharpe

Fast Forward 15, the mentoring scheme for women in hospitality and events, has announced 2018’s line up of mentors.

The line-up is made up of a broad spectrum of personalities from the business tourism sector and includes Kerrin MacPhie from Visit Britain and Hamish Reid from Dubai Business Events, while corporates are represented by Jane Culcheth-Beard from HP and Ingram Micro’s Tony McMurray.

2018’s full list comprises:

Josefine Voss                   BCD Meetings & Events
John Kelly                         BCD Meetings & Events
Caroline Jackson              Bournemouth University
Kate Philip                        Corran Consulting Ltd
Hamish Reid                     Dubai Business Events
Justine Kane                     Event Academy
Andrew Winterburn       EVCOM 
Mark Riches                     First Agency
Andrew Mosley               Grand Brighton
Jane Culcheth-Beard      HP
Tony McMurray               Ingram Micro
Moya Maxwell                 RIBA
Nick Gold                          Speakers Corner
Rebecca Duncan              Virgin Atlantic Airways
Kerrin MacPhie                Visit Britain

Founded by Fay Sharpe, vice president of BCD Meetings & Events, Fast Forward 15 is now in its fourth year of developing the careers of women in the industry.

Fay Sharpe said: “We’ve secured another highly talented collection of mentors for Fast Forward 15. I am immensely grateful to each of them for giving their time and knowledge on a pro bono basis and for helping to develop our next generation of leaders. I’m also hugely appreciative of Ishreen Bradley for her invaluable support in offering additional professional coaching to all our mentees alongside their mentorship.”

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