Events Committee Chairevents@sla-europe.org
Andrew Grave currently provides training and support to corporate information teams. He helps information professionals add value to their research, trains non-information professionals on information literacy topics and provides cover when required. He runs popular public and in-house courses on analysing companies and markets and understanding company accounts.
He began his information career at the business support agency Business Link, in London. He then moved on to join the UK’s sixth largest accountancy firm, BDO, where he worked for 11 years. His work there spanned competitive intelligence, vendor management and research and analysis
Simon Burton is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of CB Resourcing, a leading knowledge & information management recruitment business.
After a successful career in technology recruitment, Simon started working in the information industry several years ago. Initially with Marketresearch.com Profound and has since worked for Forrester Research and Analysys Mason.
Simon is supporting the SLA Europe events committee in engaging with commercial partners.
Sarah works in the Information Services Department of mid-tier accountancy firm RSM, which was formerly known as Baker Tilly.
She completed her MSc in Information Science at City University London in 2016, having previously graduated from St Andrews in 2011 with an MA in Latin.
Zoltan is a professional Reference and Research Librarian. He has a BA in Library & Information Science and is working towards his MA. A well-seasoned organiser, he hopes to contribute to offering information professionals outstanding event opportunities.
John Coll is Head of Access at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. He is responsible for all aspects of access at the Library including reading room services and enquiries, events and exhibitions, learning and outreach, digital access as well as the Library’s Visitor centre including its shop and café.
John graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in history and politics and a post-graduate diploma in Library and Information Studies from the College of Librarianship Wales. He has over 25 years’ experience in information provision and has worked in a variety of other organisations including legal libraries and an investment bank. He has a strong interest in resource discovery, audience research and the application of technology to improve customer services.