MEET THE TEAM

LVCG Board of Directors
LVCG executive board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Photo of David Ciclitira
Chairman of the Board

During his 35 year career, through his innovative vision, drive and creativity, David Ciclitira has played a significant role in shaping today's satellite broadcasting and sponsorship landscape. He has revolutionised the sports marketing strategies of some of the world's leading Federations and overseen the marketing strategies for some of the world's leading brands. 

In May 2016, David invested in Brick Live Group and became its Chairman and its majority shareholder. In December 2017, David reversed Brick Live Group and its sister company Parallel Live Group (the organiser of US LEGO-based shows) into Live Company Group plc (LVCG), which is admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. David is the current largest shareholder and Chairman of LVCG.

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chief financial officer

Bryan began his career in the London office of PKF, heading up the Business Support service team,  followed with a period of providing CFO services on a portfolio basis and then founding CFO partners in 2015. Bryan is an experienced interim CFO.

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senior Non Exec Director

Ranjit has over 20 years’ experience in strategic advisory, corporate finance and investment banking and capital markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA.He has a masters degree in law from Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Serenella has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and since 2003 has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London. She has worked extensively with art galleries and artists worldwide.

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Profile Simon Horgan
Non Executive Director

Following the acquisition of Bright Bricks Simon Horgan has joined the board of LVCG. Simon has been involved in the events and exhibitions sector for over 30 years and for 6 years was CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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photo of Trudy Norris-Grey
Non Executive Director

Trudy Norris-Grey is a recognized leader in the IT industry, with over 30 years of success spanning global sales, marketing, channel and partner strategies, business development, and portfolio transformation at Microsoft, BT and Sun Microsystems.

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Non Executive Director

Mark is currently a Partner and Head of the Financial Management Practice of Odgers Berndtson, an executive search company based in London which appoints Finance Directors and CFOs across all sectors in a range of businesses, both public and private, and is a leader in its market niche.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Profile David Ciclitira
chairman
LIVE COMPANY GROUP
Profile Andrew Smith
(Deputy chair, Exec board)
Deputy ChaiRMAN
Bricklive Group
Chairman of Bright Bricks
Profile Simon Horgan
(deputy chair, exec board)
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LIVE COMPANY GROUP
Profile Bryan Lawrie
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
LIVE COMPANY GROUP
Profile Jon Gayton
MANAGING DIRECTOR
BRICKLIVE INTERNATIONAL

Jon joined the team in the end of 2017 and focused on new business development, working closely with the Chairman.

ELITE FAST TRACK

Jon has nearly 10 years experience in the events industry running and developing events from concerts for global performers, sell out football matches and large scale conventions. He started his career working for Compass Group the FTSE 100 company at the Ricoh Arena Coventry, becoming one of the youngest people to manage a sales operation in the sector. As a result of this early success Jon was enrolled onto the Compass Group elite management fast track programme.

In 2015 Jon then moved to Multiplay where he managed the sales operation for Insomnia Gaming Festival as well as multiple other revenue streams and played a part in the annual footfall doubling during his time at the company.

Profile Ed Diment
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
BRICKLIVE GROUP

Sarah’s responsible for UK and European events, building long-term relationships with partners and assisting them in the production, marketing and ticketing of their shows. Before joining the Brick Live Group she spent two years at GAME Esports and Events where she managed the BRICKLIVE UK events along with the team at Player 1 Events (formerly known as Multiplay) with other responsibilities including handling the marketing, ticketing, sales and content for the iconic Insomnia Gaming Festival. 

TICKET TO SUCCESS

Prior to GAME Sarah was the General Manager of the NEC Group. Having joined in the commercial sales team looking after sponsorship and media she moved over to run the ticketing side of the business working with exhibition organisers and and music promoters on their events.

Profile Duncan Titmarsh
MANAGING DIRECTOR
BRIGHT BRICKS

Duncan got his first LEGO set at the age of 4 and after a spell in the RAF he successfuly turned a hobby into a career as one of the most renowned LEGO builders in the world. 

His record setting career highlights include a 13m high version of London’s Tower Bridge containing over 5.8 million bricks, a 12m Christmas tree at St. Pancras railway station in London and a half-sized replica of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine.

EN ROUTE

The UK’s only certified LEGO professional builder, Duncan has always wanted to build a full size London bus.

Profile Ruth Cunningham
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
LIVE COMPANY GROUP

Working in both the public and private Property sector for nearly 13 years, Ruth brings a wealth of experience to the company as COO, Live Company Group. She has two MSc's in Urban and Regional Planning and Real Estate Development. Between 2008 and 2015, Ruth worked as Planning Manager at Transport for London. She worked on a number of large planning schemes for new homes and stations around London.

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

Ruth also has a significant amount of expertise in the corporate environment and has worked and managed relationships with a number of business partners, third parties and stakeholders during this time. She also negotiated and oversaw the drafting of legal and contractual agreements as well as performed general project management duties.

ASIA

Profile Sonia Hong
Director - asia
live company group

Educated at University of California Berkley and Soon Chunhyang university in Seoul, Sonia has significant experience in launching international leisure and entertainment brands in Korea. 

Sonia represented the New Zealand tourist board in Korea from 1993 to 2006, receiving the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth for the help in promoting New Zealand in Korea.

From 1999 to 2007, Sonia was the President of the International Tourism Network in Seoul and from 2007 to 2010 was the Secretary General for Visit Korea Committee. Sonia managed relations with a variety of government agencies and created innovative promotions with K-POP and other Korean Wave products, securing supporting sponsorships from Lotte, Asiana Airlines and Korean Airlines.

SPONSORSHIP EXPERTISE

In 2010, Sonia joined PMG as its Korea President, responsible for numerous partnership and sponsorship relations with major brands including F1, Ballantine’s and AIA.

Sonia joined BRICKLIVE Group as its Director of Asia in September 2016 and has overseen the inaugural BRICKLIVE exhibition in Seoul and the first two BRICKLIVE Centres.

Profile Sarah Chong
MANAGING DIRECTOR
BRICKLIVE CHINA

With over 25 years of experience in bridging the business gap between the Western and Eastern world, Sarah Chong has a track record of successfully bringing cultures together by using her business mind and marketing creativity.

ACROSS CONTINENTS

After studying business in the United States, she joined Beijing GLAC Ltd., and made a major impact on the Chinese agricultural industry by establishing the Beijing Hi-Tech Exhibition Agricultural Trade Show and attracting international manufacturers to exhibit in the country. 

In 2012 she acquired Fortune Access Ltd., and from a base in Hong Kong she expanded its portfolio from property to industrial and commercial manufacturing and design.

Two years later she set up SkyTechSport in China, bringing German 3D technology to the Ski education sector. Sarah is supporting the Chinese government in its preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. 

In 2017, she formed a Joint Venture with Bricklive International - Bricklive Centre Education Technology (Beijing) Co. Limited which has successfully launched Bricklive Shows and education centers in China.

Profile Reon Kim
MANAGING DIRECTOR
BRICKLIVE KOREA

Awaiting Mr. Kim’s biography

KOREA

Awaiting Mr. Kim’s biography

Profile Ruth Cunningham
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
LIVE COMPANY GROUP

Working in both the public and private Property sector for nearly 13 years, Ruth brings a wealth of experience to the company as COO, Live Company Group. She has two MSc's in Urban and Regional Planning and Real Estate Development. Between 2008 and 2015, Ruth worked as Planning Manager at Transport for London. She worked on a number of large planning schemes for new homes and stations around London.

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

Ruth also has a significant amount of expertise in the corporate environment and has worked and managed relationships with a number of business partners, third parties and stakeholders during this time. She also negotiated and oversaw the drafting of legal and contractual agreements as well as performed general project management duties.

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