Our Staff

Meet the PPS Publications team...

Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan - Managing Director

Interests: Family comes first with Paul – two adult sons, one baby daughter – a sister for Brontë (12) who died after a five year battle with leukaemia in March 2011. Long before this Paul had become a fanatical marathon runner, raising well in excess of $200,000 for children's cancer charities. He's still chasing an elusive sub-3.30 marathon time (his personal best is 3.37). If you want to be bored to tears ask him how his training is going.

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Stacey Edwards

Stacey Edwards - Financial Director

Stacey, a Cancerian, is devoted to her family for whom she bakes a great deal of cakes - so many that she has even started making them for airports which want to win anna.aero Cake Of The Week prizes. In the last few years Stacey has also become addicted to running, often up to twice a day. She had even started lying to her friends, telling them she is going home to watch TV and eat sweets, when really she is going out to run 10km.

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Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman - Company Director & Future Travel Experience Founder

Daniel has now been with PPS for over 14 years. He grew up with the aim of being a fighter pilot, but after spending two years successfully passing aptitude and medical tests whilst studying, he was told his legs were two inches too long to safely eject from any of the RAF's jets. His enthusiasm for aviation led him to work for PPS where he has developed, and delivered, publications and events on behalf of a range of industry associations including AOA, ACI-NA and ACI EUROPE, but his proudest career achievement was the creation of the Future Travel Experience business unit, which through its range of events and online media, aims to create dialogue and knowledge sharing between stakeholders worldwide, that will help improve the passenger experience.

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Accounts and Administration Team

Kerry Parks

Kerry Parks - Key Account Manager

Kerry has now been with PPS for nearly 15 years. Having seen many changes in this time there has always been a new challenge or project for Kerry to use her extreme organisational and, to the point of OCD, efficiency skills in – if you want something done yesterday, see Kerry! With a love of diversity Kerry works closely with Paul on anything and everything that needs doing, especially relating to anna.aero. Kerry also holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo.

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Millie-gonsalves

Millie Gonsalves - Accounts Administrator

Millie started at PPS in 2018 having worked for her neighbour five doors down the road. The comparatively long (20 minute) commute and having to get dressed up for work has been an unexpected challenge! In a previous incarnation, Millie was a Social Worker and also works for a local charity. Her interests include trying and failing to complete cryptic crosswords, recycling and being as economical as possible with her energy.

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Sales

Jon Lassetter

Jon Lassetter - Business Development Manager, anna.aero & The Route Shop

Jon has been with PPS for over 18 years now and has enjoyed much success developing magazines in both Europe and North America. He is now using his talents to quickly grow our online products. Before joining PPS he spent years working his way up in the bar sector where he became a talented cocktail flair performer. He became so good that he spent time training TGI Fridays bartenders across the UK to throw bottles behind their heads and make every cocktail under the sun! He has great interest in cars, food & drink, and bad Hollywood movies for which his mind holds a wealth of related useless trivia.

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Julian Bidlake

Julian Bidlake - Commercial Manager, ACI EUROPE Airport Business

Julian joined PPS in 2015 and has worked in the media and events industry for over 38 years. The majority of this time has been spent with Reed Business Information and American technology company Ziff-Davis, and more recently with IHS and Ultima Media. Outside of work Julian is a keen sportsman and has represented Ireland at Squash.

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Ian Hill

Ian Hill - Publisher, TFWA

Ian has worked across many industries but found his true calling in publishing Dailies for the travel retail sector. He is remarkably well read and knowledgeable about the classics - he read English at St Peter's College Oxford and has travelled the world. He is very good at tennis and has a house full of cats, dogs and grown up children.

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James Howson

James Howson - Publisher & Exhibition Manager, Head of the British-Irish Airports EXPO

James has worked for PPS Publications for just over a decade. Having initially managed exhibitions for both ACI EUROPE and the Airports Operators Association (AOA). He has also published a number of special edition reports for the likes of Heathrow, Gatwick, Dubai, Amsterdam and Delhi International airports; as well as ACI EUROPE's Communiqué Airport Business Magazine.

He launched the British-Irish Airports EXPO in March 2015, with the first event taking place in June the following year. From a standing start the British-Irish Airports EXPO, incorporating leading free-to-attend conferences instantly established itself as the industry’s biggest meeting place in the UK and Ireland. James’ entrenched career in the sector and his knowledge of it’s full supply chain, deliver success for all involved.

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Corrie Thompson

Corrie Thompson, Head of Commercial, Future Travel Experience

Corrie heads up the commercial activities across FTE’s international events and media portfolio. Passionate about travel, design and technology, Corrie previously helped to build Mobile World Congress into one of the world’s most successful industry trade shows, and also has extensive experience delivering consumer electronics shows.

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Abbie Kearl

Abbie Kearl, Exhibition Sales Manager

After working and selling on various events in the food and drink industry, Abbie moved to PPS at the start of 2018, trading markets to head into the world of aviation. Out of office hours she enjoys travelling to new places, exploring new cultures as well as eating and drinking as much as possible!

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Natalie England

Natalie England - Head of Customer Relations

Natalie has worked in the events industry since graduating from university. Starting off in the hospitality sector, Natalie began her career organising the Publican Awards, Restaurateur Restaurant of the Year Awards and other events focusing on her passion of good food and drink. Natalie’s desire for travelling got the better of her and she moved into the Pharmaceutical industry organising conferences and exhibitions around the globe. Natalie now enjoys her role at PPS in the aviation industry, getting to continue her love of travel.

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Events Team

Catherine Noakes

Catherine Noakes - Head of Events & Association Business

With over 12 years event experience from the sales, operations, conference and management perspective Catherine has a wide knowledge of events, and has a real passion for finding those key ingredients that create a successful one. Each event brings its own unique challenges, and Catherine loves the demands and excitement of heading up the PPS event portfolio of international conferences and exhibitions which ensure she is always kept busy. With a love of travel (just as well really), Catherine is always ready to embrace the social aspects of the job and has a voice that can allegedly be heard from space!

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Andrea Ahearn

Andrea Ahearn - ACI EUROPE Events Manager

Andrea lives the closest to the PPS offices (under a mile) yet she still drives in every day. Before joining PPS she worked for Swarovski, and no doubt assumed that the world of publishing and events would be just as glamorous, but she soon found otherwise. Despite working in aviation she is absolutely terrified of flying, although she is slowly improving! In her spare time she enjoys shopping, eating, drinking and Bruce Willis films.

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Ali Loving

Ali Loving - Events Manager

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2010, Ali surprised herself whilst backpacking through South America by hiking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu, delving down a Bolivian mine and mountain biking down the 'World's Most Dangerous Road'. After falling in love with travelling, organising conferences for PPS is the perfect fit, allowing her to discover new places and at the end of a busy event day – sit down for a gin and tonic.

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Sophie Andrews

Sophie Andrews - Exhibition Operations Manager

Since graduating from university and finding out that she could make a career from her favourite pastime - organising, Sophie has worked in the events industry. Sophie has experience running all types of events from gala dinners, conferences and corporate annuals. She has worked for the internationally renowned venues Earls Court and Olympia and was part of the team that managed all Team GB's fundraising events for the 2012 Olympics. Out of work the organising carries on, even the spreadsheets, but with a social emphasis and a big glass of wine in hand!

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Gill Excell

Gill Excell - Events Executive

With two children now in secondary school, Gill decided to revamp her career and joined PPS in April 2019. Fulfilling her love of socialising, organising and visiting new countries, Gill is normally found working away quietly not disturbing anyone! Apart from her constant singing and very loud laugh that has been described as a cackle!

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Emily Huggett

Emily Huggett - Exhibition Operations Executive

After beginning her career in Hospitality, planning and organising various events from Weddings, Christmas Parties, Award Dinners & Conferences, Emily decided to broaden her horizon and take a leap into the world of aviation. In her spare time, Emily enjoys visiting new places, but you would normally find her either on the dance floor, with several shopping bags in hand or eating far too much halloumi!

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Rea Deacon

Rea Deacon - Events Executive

Coming from a background of freelance live event production, Rea wanted to turn her hand to organising professional events from start to finish and become a part of a solid team which she has found at PPS. In her spare time Rea enjoys time with family and friends and can be found on a dance floor whenever possible.

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Editorial

Ross Falconer

Ross Falconer - Managing Editor

Ross followed-up his passion for writing by completing a journalism degree. This led him to PPS, where he has worked on various titles relating to airports, airlines and travel retail, progressing to his current position of Managing Editor. A keen armchair sports fan, Ross supports Liverpool FC. Despite having never been to Liverpool, this does not make him a glory-seeker.

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Ryan Ghee

Ryan Ghee, Head of Strategy, Engagement & Content, Future Travel Experience

Ryan leads the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub – a first-of-its-kind innovation network for the air transport industry – and contributes to the strategic direction of the FTE Global, FTE APEX Asia EXPO, FTE EMEA and FTE Ancillary events. A holder of a BA (Hons) in Multi-Media Journalism, he has previously been Editor of FTE and ACI Asia-Pacific Airports magazine, and Assistant Editor of PPS Publications’ vast portfolio of other titles. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys watching Aston Villa attempt to play football.

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Marta Dimitrova

Marta Dimitrova – Editor & Hub Community Manager, Future Travel Experience

Marta is the Editor & Hub Community Manager for Future Travel Experience. In 2012, her passion for writing put her on a plane from her beloved home city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, all the way to the British seaside town of Bournemouth, where she studied Communication and Media. Her love of travel eventually brought her to PPS. Like any good journalist, you can always find Marta in the pub, where she will be regaling anyone who’ll listen with tales about the beautiful Bulgarian mountains and how yogurt was invented in her home country.

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James Pearson

James Pearson – anna.aero Chief Analyst and Editor

James has been obsessed with aviation for over 25 years, especially route development and strategy. After MSc Air Transport Management at Cranfield University and PhD in airline strategy at Loughborough University, James worked in aviation education and training for six years in the UK and Australia. He then worked at London Luton Airport as Market Opportunity Analyst, before joining anna.aero as Chief Analyst and Editor.

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James Davis

James Davis – Assistant Editor

After venturing into the world of English Language, boring friends and family to tears with Economics and spending an education trying to learn other languages (in the end only managing one), anna.aero’s Assistant Editor James Davis rediscovered his lifelong passion for Aviation and did an Aviation Management BSc at Coventry University. After a brief summer stint as a contributor in 2018, James graduated from university in 2019, joining full-time at anna.aero.

Outside of work, he enjoys windsurfing, following the highs and (mostly lows) of his beloved F1 team McLaren and travelling. A current personal project is attempting to visit every country in Europe, and saving up for a Land Rover to take on expeditions (James is open for offers if you have a Land Rover to give away).

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Web, Design & Marketing team

Richard Jende

Richard Jende - Head Designer

Richard joined PPS over 10 years ago and works on all things design within the company. Originally a designer working primarily in print, he has now embraced the digital age and loves experimenting with design in new media such as video and web animation. When his nose isn't to the grindstone, he likes nothing more than to deafen his neighbours with his drum kit and hit some trails on his mountain bike.

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Magdalena Matejewska

Magdalena Matejewska - Graphic Designer

Magdalena is from Warmia in Poland, a region known for its beautiful lakes and forests. She moved to London in 2013 to discover the quirks of living in a big city, and hasn’t looked back since. She has a background in fine arts, having studied sculpture at the University of Torun, before developing a passion for graphic design. When not busy creating new designs, she loves exploring London and its countless galleries. She’s also mad about corgis!

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Stacey Bird

Stacey Bird - Marketing Manager

Stacey has joined the team to take care of all of PPS’ marketing needs. Previously from a media and publishing background, working on sustainability events, Stacey then moved away and dabbled in the very interesting world of self-storage. However, after three years she couldn’t keep away and is back. In her spare time, she is often found in wellies walking across the fields of Sussex with her British Bulldog Harper.

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Shana Sivalingam

Shana Sivalingam - Marketing Executive

Shana obtained a degree in BA Criminology & Sociology from the University of Brighton. As her first graduate job she was exposed to an industry she thought she will never work in, Events & Conferences, and she loved it! Now 5 years in the industry she has worked on multiple event portfolios which include Security, Aesthetics, Parenting & Pregnancy and now finally Aviation.

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Jiger Patel

Jiger Patel - Web Development Manager

Jiger is responsible for maintaining all company websites and implement effective email marketing campaigns. He's hard-working, dedicated, passionate and focused individual, with a wide range of skill set and an aptitude to learn and grow. He has a strong background, with over 8 years experience in the web industry and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects using many different technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing a bit of football.

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Rob Cakebread

Rob Cakebread - Web Developer

After previously attaining an degree in Games Technology in 2015, Rob made the move to Web Development after gaining an interest in the sector while completing his university course. After initially working on the websites of a company specialising in employee benefits, Rob made the move to PPS in 2017 where he is now responsible for creating email campaigns and maintaining our sites. When not in the office he enjoys playing football for a local team.

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