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.
Stephen Phillips is the global head of Business Information Services, Analytics, Publishing and Translations at Morgan Stanley. He studied Librarianship and History at the College of Librarianship Wales, and previously worked at KPMG, Grant Thornton, Merck Inc and Charter Consolidated.
Stephen was 2013 President of SLA Europe. He is currently supporting the Events Committee and coordinates sponsorship for the chapter. Stephen is the SLA representative on the Information Management (IM) Alliance - a CILIP led affiliation of professional associations advocating the value of the profession to UK society and economy.
Stephen is on the editorial board of Business Information Review. He has contributed to several articles in the professional press, delivered presentations and facilitated workshops at several conferences and events.
Robert Reyner graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Information & Library Management in 1999 whilst working in medical and academic libraries, and has since transitioned into the corporate world. This has involved roles at consultancies, or in legal, media or private and investment banking firms.
He's been a member of the SLA since 2009 and joined the SLA Europe events committee in 2013.
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.