Shaun Hinds, Chief Executive
Shaun leads the team at Manchester Central in its mission to drive business growth through the development of its three key assets; its experienced team of people, its world-class facilities and its outstanding levels of service. With a focus on innovation as a means to achieve this, Shaun is passionate about maximising opportunities as Manchester cements itself as the UK’s second city and the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.
Prior to joining Manchester Central, Shaun previously led international operations at BridgeStreet Global Hospitality and has more than 25 years’ experience working across hospitality, property and business service sectors. Having held leadership roles across a wide range of business functions, Shaun is in prime position to steer Manchester Central through its next phase of growth.
Faye Dyer, Assistant CEO - Corporate
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 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.
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.
Andy Kelly, Director of Facilities Management
Andy has worked in facilities management both in-house and as part of large outsourced FM service providers, delivering facility management services to various types of building including corporate HQ offices, heavy manufacturing and production facilities, medical diagnostic facilities, and even a 17th century small hotel.
At Manchester Central, Andy leads our facilities team and is responsible for our buildings development and maintenance, health and safety, security as well as business continuity planning.
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.