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Mark Taylor

Mark has been immersed in the venues, tourism and leisure industry for more than 30 years. Since his arrival in 2013, Mark has been taking the QEII Centre on a journey of revitalisation and rejuvenation, both physically and philosophically, working with his team to evolve our iconic brand and deliver the ambition to become London’s finest specialist events venue.

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Noel Hourican

Noel joined in January 2019. Prior to QEII he gained wide experience in Finance, Operations, Distribution and Project Management in many different sectors including Film & Entertainment, Media Distribution, Pharmaceutical and Retail. His role supports the business both financially and administratively.

Diane Waldron
Director of Sales and Marketing

In the 5 years since Diane joined the QEII the centre has a seen a growth in turnover of 65% as well as a diversification of events to include dinners, fashion shows, product launches and creative experiential events alongside the Centre’s core conference and exhibitions business.

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Raj Pragji
HR Director

Raj has worked within the HR Profession for 20 years specialising in all aspects of Human Resources and People Development. Raj’s key role is to direct and manage the overall provision of all Human Resources services, policies, and programmes for the Centre. Raj is aIso responsible for maintaining HR standards and best practice across the Centre as well as leading organisational development activity through the Investors in People framework. Raj is a member of the Centre’s Management Board and Audit Committee.

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Neil Chandler
Director of Operations

Neil started at QEII Centre in early 2020 and brings with him over 15 years of operational and management experience in venue operations.  He spent 10 years managing entertainment aboard Princess Cruise ships across the world, taking responsibility for over 3,000 guests and their daily events alongside senior responsibilities for passenger safety.  In the UK he has led arts and entertainment venues in London, Gravesend, Bristol and was latterly the Venue Director responsible for the re-opening of Fairfield Halls Arts Centre in Croydon following a multi-million pound renovation.

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