Our dedicated team of professionals, who come from diverse backgrounds in both PR and IR, have unparalleled experience in sport and the Olympic Movement. Many of the team are also fluent in a number of European languages – always helpful when dealing with our numerous international clients!
Chairman Sally Tibbs
Director Séverine Townsend
Managing Director Salvador Ramirez
Managing Director, JTA Design Justin Shea
Director – Client Services Andréa Reed
Director – Finance Mark Cooper
Director Nick Dawes
Associate Director Jonathan Firpo
(Seconded to Paris 2024) Sarah Lamplough
Senior Consultant Megan Munro
Senior Consultant Lala Ismailova
Senior Consultant, JTA Pacific Viv Harding
Finance Manager Aldona Kowal
Finance Executive Laura Waldon
Finance Administrator Israel Pérez del Campo
Jon Tibbs (Chairman)
Favourite sport: Football to watch, golf to play.
Unusual skill: Playing the flamenco guitar.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Sir Alex Ferguson - for what he chooses not to say and his overall economy of words, giving greater importance to the words he does use. The impact of those words is the stuff of legends.
Sally Tibbs (Director)
Favourite sport: Tennis.
Unusual skill: Understanding the apostrophe 's' rule.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Sir David Frost. Who else could make you laugh with his satirical wit and captivate you with arguably the most famous TV interview ever?
Séverine Townsend (Managing Director)
Favourite sport: Skiing, running, tennis.
Unusual skill: Playing tennis on rollerblades.
Favourite communicator. Why?: King Hussein I - because he showed that anything is possible through compassion and the power of persuasive communications.
Salvador Ramirez (Managing Director, JTA Design)
Favourite sport: Basketball to watch, squash to play.
Unusual skill: I can read ancient languages such as Egyptian hieroglyphics, Babylonian or Sumerian.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Ross Noble. He is just so funny!
Justin Shea (Director – Client Services)
Favourite sport: Football.
Unusual skill: Origami.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Alan Partridge – because of his ability to cover the hard-hitting topics that people want to know the answers to. Like: ‘Who’s the best lord? - Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Dance or Lord of the Flies?’
Andréa Reed (Director – Finance)
Favourite sport: Swimming.
Unusual skill: I can drive a car with reverse steering i.e. you turn the steering wheel left when you want to turn right etc.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Terry Deary – for inspiring a love of history in my three children. His books and television series bring the past to life in a fun and engaging way that is accessible to all. I've learnt so much; far more than I ever did at school!
Mark Cooper (Director)
Favourite sport: Open water swimming (to participate in); youth rugby (to coach).
Unusual skill: Can make many different balloon animals.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Muhammad Ali for transcending sport and politics with a uniquely captivating range that covered the comical to the deadly serious.
Nick Dawes (Associate Director)
Favourite sport: Football.
Unusual skill: Sleeping after five espressos.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Chris Kamara. I laugh every time. Youtube him and see for yourself! But on more of a serious note, Niccolò Machiavelli was inspiring: “Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are”.
Jonathan Firpo (Senior Consultant)
Favourite sport: Football.
Unusual skill: Slacklining.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Pep Guardiola - because he is a manager who completely lives his profession. For a man who only recently stepped onto the managerial stage, he has already exhibited a mastery of communication skills and reinforced the belief that experience transcends age.
Sarah Lamplough (Senior Consultant)
Favourite sport: Cycling, tennis, horse riding.
Unusual skill: Creating 30 hours out of a 24-hour day.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Clare Balding. She is a huge advocate and brilliant promoter of women’s sport and para sport. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has a wonderful ability of translating the action to ensure anyone can understand and appreciate what they are watching.
Megan Munro (Senior Consultant)
Favourite sport: American football and tennis.
Unusual skill: Playing football, but the American version, which rarely involves your feet touching a ball.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Tony Romo. The MVP of any commentary booth, he is one of the greatest contemporary analysts and announcers in football, with an uncanny ability to see the play before it happens. His passion and enthusiasm for the sport is unmistakable, and any game with him commentating is 100% more entertaining.
Lala Ismailova (Senior Consultant, JTA Pacific)
Favourite sport: Figure skating in the winter, rhythmic gymnastics in the summer.
Unusual skill: Expert on gift-giving.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Ellen DeGeneres because you just can’t help but smile and feel uplifted when listening to her!
Viv Harding (Finance manager)
Favourite sport: Horse riding, kayaking.
Unusual skill: Furniture makeovers.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Terry Pratchett – for his observation on humanity and his humour.
Aldona Kowal (Finance Executive)
Favourite sport: Figure skating to watch, cycling to do.
Unusual skill: I can make a little black dress in one hour.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Wisława Szymborska - for her beautiful poems and her great sense of humour. Her gentle sense of being has also always impressed me.
Laura Waldon (Finance Administrator)
Favourite sport: Football and athletics.
Unusual skill: Ability to always find a convincing argument for a new pair of shoes.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Sir David Attenborough. For his natural ability to captivate his audience and inspire the next generation to consider how amazing our planet and its inhabitants are. All the while instilling the knowledge that we are responsible for its fragile future.
Israel Pérez del Campo
Favourite sport: Touch rugby (playing, coaching and refereeing).
Unusual skill: Cooking traditional Spanish dishes.
Favourite communicator. Why?: Michael Robinson, late professional football player and sports commentator/communicator. For the way he managed to transmit emotions to generations of football fans, creating stories, showing the human side of sport and touching relevant topics from a very serious tone but also with brushstrokes of intelligent humour.