Meet our senior management team

Angie Robinson, Chief Executive

Angie Robinson, Chief Executive

After a period of six years on the Board, Angie Robinson became our Chief Executive in 2011. Her track record of success in previous roles has seen her lead the city at the highest level.

Before joining us, Angie was the Chief Executive of the Inward Investment Agency for Manchester. She is also a former Chief Executive of the City Region Chamber of Commerce.

Angie is ideally placed to lead Manchester Central's growth and maintain its position as one of UK’s most prestigious conference venues.

Faye Dyer, Assistant CEO - Corporate

Faye Dyer, Finance Director

As well as our Finance Director, Faye is also head of HR and IT services. She formerly worked for KPMG and advised clients on risk assurance, accounting developments and corporate governance.

Faye focuses on balancing risk management with commercial opportunity and has brought greater transparency to Manchester Central with new financial control systems.

Elizabeth Faulkner, Assistant CEO - Events

Elizabeth Faulkner, Marketing & Communications Director

Elizabeth has held multiple positions within the events and hospitality industry, including managerial positions at the Bridgewater Hall, Royal Exchange Theatre and Grosvenor House before taking on roles as Head of Events and Business Development Director at Marketing Manchester.

She has successfully led the sales, marketing and communications and front of house teams at Manchester Central which has provided Elizabeth with detailed knowledge of the venue; this combined with her extensive operational experience and varied skill set allows Elizabeth to utilise all methods at her disposal to ensure overall event success. 

Russ Forshaw, Director of Facilities Management

Following a successful career in the construction industry, Russ applied the skills he gained in site management to establish a robust facilities management function at Manchester Central. 

Now also heading-up the security and health and safety teams at the venue, Russ is responsible for the continued development of our world class facilities while also ensuring the safety, sustainability and security of our events. 

Tom Forshaw, Director of Sales

Before joining Manchester Central, Tom held a number of director positions across the TUI Travel PLC brand portfolio, establishing and implementing successful sales strategies for premium events that delivered record results.

Overseeing the Sales and Marketing departments, Tom is responsible for achieving and exceeding company sales targets, driving business development and growth and maximising client relationships. 

Sarah Bickerton, Assistant Director of Events

Managing the events team, Sarah ensures that all aspects of our events and services functions (including event management, events IT, floor services and cleaning) are delivered effectively and successfully.

Louise Jones, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Responsible for driving brand awareness of Manchester Central, Louise leads the marketing and communications team in effectively promoting the venue to local, national and international audiences.

Donna Taylor, Assistant Director of HR

Heading up our HR team, Donna is responsible for ensuring the best people practices are followed, as well as devising and implementing initiatives to provide continued learning and development opportunities. 

Dave Holden,Financial Controller

As head of the finance team, Dave is responsible for providing an effective and compliant finance function, including sales, purchases, payroll, cash and reporting.