Andrew Grave : Events Committee Chair

Andrew Grave

Events Committee Chair

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 : Sponorship Coordinator

Simon Burton

Sponorship Coordinator

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 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 : Events Committee

Stephen Phillips

Events Committee

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.

Sarah Bicknell :

Sarah Bicknell

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.

Robert Reyner :

Robert Reyner

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.

Zoltan Csirko :

Zoltan Csirko

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 : Regional Co-ordinator.

John Coll

Regional Co-ordinator.

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.

Sophie Drummond : Events Committee

Sophie Drummond

Events Committee

Sophie has been Information Officer at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright since 2015, and has previously worked for the Wellcome Library. 
She studied at UCL for her MA in Library and Information Studies and holds an MA in Classics from both Cambridge and Kings College London.

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