COO & Programme Director
Operations & Project Manager
Founder & Trustee
Passionate about offering exceptional customer service and creating unique experiences, Rose oversees the operations of our events. Rose loves working at Fuse because her colleagues are also her friends, who inspire her to deliver high quality work that our stakeholders expect, and most importantly, deserve. A huge sports fan, Rose is honoured to have worked with Canada’s national ice hockey team and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Her diverse background also includes stints with a hotel management company and a hotel group in Mexico. Rose grew up in Canada, has travelled the world and now resides in the UK with her daughter. She has an irrational love of spreadsheets, working out and anything written by Jo Nesbo.
A creative tinkerer, cerebral thinker and Social Marketer in training. John has over a decade of experience working as a marketing professional across both the public and private sectors in a range of industries including major national museums and galleries, local authorities, market research and events management. Having cut his teeth creating and managing national campaigns for major exhibitions for organisations such as Royal Museums Greenwich and the British Library John brings a creative flair to event programming and is passionate about bringing content to delegates which inspires, engages and provokes positive social change. Has beard.
Sarah knows events. 20 years of meticulous event planning, organising and managing have taught her to always expect the unexpected. She has managed events from Arizona to Yorkshire, from Annecy to New York and a few weird and wonderful places in between.
Her attention to detail is second to none (well maybe except Rose!). Her calm nature and can-do attitude when facing the daily challenges of organising events will ease you through the most challenging of tasks. Keynote Speaker left at the Cowboy Ranch? Meeting with the head of the Turkish Military? Delegates stuck at American customs? Nothing she can’t handle and all with a smile on her face.
Simran blends enthusiasm (it’s infectious!) and resourcefulness with a wealth of experience working across many areas of the events industry from hotels, venues to managing high end-corporate clients around the UK & abroad. Simran is passionate about delivering for her clients and brings a huge level of commitment to continuous improvement and increasing the quality standards of every project she engages with.
Sonia brings over 20 years of experience in Operations from the training industry. She has experience of working with clients across all sectors with an energy and enthusiasm that is infectious. Sonia will ensure that every client and delegate receives a first class ‘Fuse’ experience and any challenges, that inevitably, arise are resolved with, professionalism, creativity and a smile.
Matt has worked in the events industry for over 25 years. He’s managed, promoted and produced global sales incentives, international sports events, awards ceremonies and everything in between.
Matt set up Fuse in 2013, building on what he’d learned from working on projects with Social Enterprise UK, Co-operatives UK and the National Social Marketing Centre, with a simple goal to create positive change by bringing people together and learning from each other.
He spends most of his free time walking his dogs, riding rollercoasters with his daughter, cycling, and watching Liverpool FC conquer the world (sometimes).
Although Matt no longer takes a role in the day to day operaiton of Fuse he is still very much part of the team as a senior freelancer, advisor, mentor and consultant. After a lifetime in the events industry Matt took the opportunity in 2020 to attend University for the first time and pursue a career in Social Care, an area of work he and Fuse are passionate about.