Rebecca Harris, Business Development Director

Rebecca Harris – Business Development Director

As Business Development Director, Rebecca Harris oversees all current and new events business at Kings Place. Rebecca joins us from Fisher Productions where she headed up a large venue production team creating and producing events in some of London’s most iconic venues.

Having moved to London from Brighton 12 years ago, her experience covers sales, marketing and event management within luxury hotels, catering, venue and agency environments.  Rebecca’s varied experience within the events industry means that she is able to view events from all perspectives and ensure that clients receive the best possible experience while at Kings Place.

Rebecca’s greatest passion is food and outside of work she can be found researching new places to eat, staying on top of food trends and trying out recipes from her vast collection of cookery books!

Lucy Wright – Sales Director

Lucy joined Green and Fortune in November 2011 to head up the Kings Place Events sales and events team. Her primary focus is to develop new and lasting relationships with clients. Lucy joins us from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, where she was responsible for the commercial operations of their London venue, IET London: Savoy Place.

She has vast experience of working in some of London’s top event venues. Lucy has worked at venues that include the British Library, ExCeL London, and the National Theatre. She began her career at a small publishing and events company as an event organiser managing up to 100 events a year. As a result, Lucy understands the pressures and demands that face our event clients and works hard to deliver the right solution every time.

 

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Rachael Hulme – Senior Event Sales Manager

Originally from Northumberland, Rachael studied at Newcastle college for her GNVQ in Hospitality Management in 2001. Once completed she then travelled to Chicago for 6 months to work at a 5 star Marriott Hotel and Resort. She then returned to complete her degree in Newcastle and as she loved the USA so much, she moved back for 18 months and worked as  Banqueting manager, helping to run events for over 1,000 people.

Coming back to the UK she then moved to London to work at a new Marriott Hotel in Canary Wharf. She spent 5 years there starting off as a Restaurant Supervisor and working her way up to Event Manager. She started working at Kings Place over 3 years ago and loves the day-to-day challenges of working in Events.

 

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Karl Buckthought – Events Head Chef

Alex Stephanopoulos – Event Operations Manager

Alex has had the pleasure of working both in members clubs and 5 star properties for the past eight years. His passion and expertise lies in working in new and modern environments and being part of an opening team at a new venue.

Born and raised in Athens Greece, Alex became involved in the food industry when he was 15, working in various establishments as part-time summer jobs. His enjoyment of this lead Alex to study Hospitality Management in Greece and Switzerland as well as pursuing his career by moving to London due to the huge opportunities here.  Alex has had the pleasure of working both in members clubs and 5 star properties for the past eight years. His passion and expertise lies in working in new and modern environments and being part of an opening team at a new venue.

John Nugent – CEO

John launched Green & Fortune in October 2008, coinciding with the opening of Kings Place, London’s newest arts, conference and commercial building in Kings Cross. He has seen the development through from the planning stage right through to the opening.

John left the corporate life, having previously been Chief Executive of Searcy and Managing Director of Corrigan Restaurants. He has been involved with the building, development and opening of some of London’s most iconic venues, including 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), The Champagne Bar at St Pancras, The Portrait Restaurant at the NPG and Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill.

John’s expertise includes the launch of new restaurants, catering and events facilities within arts and cultural institutions, developing new businesses and creating bespoke hospitality services.

 

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Emma Williams – Director of Operations

Emma joined Green & Fortune in March 2011 from her previous position of General Manager at the Southbank Centre.

From literally being born in a pub, and brought up there for 18 years, catering and hospitality is second nature to Emma. Having left the family business behind, subsequent roles included a mixture of restaurants, hotels and gastro pubs helping to widely expand her food and beverage knowledge.

Since coming to London though, her roles have been managing the catering within some of London’s most prestigious performance venues. Starting with the relaunch of its catering services at Sadler’s Wells and developing that over several years before moving on to oversee the sizable catering operations at the Royal Opera House. She then moved to the Royal Albert Hall, before finally heading to the Southbank Centre before joining us.

Emma’s real passion is all about hospitality and ensuring both the quality of product and level of service is of a standard that consistently exceeds our customer’s expectations.