Meet the team
Jason Entered the industry 1993 where he worked for an event company in Lincolnshire. He spent much of the next 18 years working on large scale outdoor events.
Having worked his way up to Event Director for several large event portfolios – including some events that still take place at the East of England Arena today (Truckfest and Land Rover Owner Show).
Jason began working with the Arena in 2012 as a consultant initially and then Head of Operations. Subsequently he has was promoted to General Manager in 2016.
“I am Passionate about events and I struggle to balance home life with work but have managed to acquire a much cleverer wife and 3 children along the way. Hobbies (when I can) include classic cars and playing the guitar.”
T: 01733 363520
Ian Strange, Commercial Manager. Has worked at the venue for nearly 5 years and is responsible for building working relationships with local businesses through sponsorship opportunities. Ian oversees the profitability of our three internal events, Just Dogs Live, Equifest and the Autumn Food and Country Fair.
T: 01733 363518
Originally worked as an event manager working with various leading brands. He worked both as a freelancer and for a time worked in a well-known London venue. He has also worked within the B2B exhibitions industry where he worked in various sales roles. Dean spent 8 years working in the Middle East where he continued to work in sales as international sales Director for a global exhibitions organiser. Dean joined the East of England Arena in 2017.
T: 01733 363533
Hayley graduated in Events Management and has worked within the industry for 5 years Hayley has worked with the East of England Arena for 3 years and her role contains both sales and event management. Hayley has worked across all types of events including corporate dinners, exhibitions and conferences.
T: 01733 363517
Ryan has joined the team from his previous role as head of venue services development at ExCeL London – with 13 years experience in the events industry.
He has worked in ticketing/event registration, stand design and build, exhibition and conference organiser and most recently with venues.
As head of operations at the East of England Arena and Events Centre Ryan has responsibility for leading the venue team and managing all operational procedures across the whole venue.
This will include the day to day running of the site and supporting the teams running the internal Showground Services events; including Equifest and Just Dogs Live.
T: 01733 363519