Robert (Bob) Bone
Executive DirectorBob is the joint owner and managing director of Destination Events Ltd. Founder of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and original creator of most of DEL's prestigious events. He now has 45 years experience in the industry.
Geraldine (Geri) Bone
Company DirectorGeri is joint owner of DEL and a Director of the company. Geri plays an important role in ensuring that the quality of DEL's product is maintained and that customer satisfaction levels are kept very high.
Director of AdministrationTheresa has been with the organisation now for almost 40 years. Theresa is now the administration and finance director for the company and is also PA to Bob Bone.
Director of OperationsMalcolm is Operations Director UK. He has the responsibility of ensuring that all of DEL’s operations in the UK are planned and executed with imagination, precision and meticulous attention to detail.
Director of Operations for Continental EuropeLizzie is Operations Director for Continental Europe and has similar responsibilities to those of Malcolm in the UK. Additionally Lizzie runs our unique Tour Assistant scheme and takes care of relations with London’s Boroughs.
LNYDP Production DirectorGarin started his working life as a Production Manager in theatre, touring shows around the UK & Europe. He began working in the events industry as a Production Technical Director, delivering high end private events globally and also for a number of years working as the Studio Manager for the Disney Channel in the UK. In 2002 he set up a company to provide creative technical production solutions to a diverse and eclectic mic of corporate, private and public events.
Benita (Ben) Wakefield
Production Director, Continental EuropeBenita has been working with us since 1996 on our European Events. She comes with an extensive background in theatre production management for National and West End Theatre companies and Live Event Management in UK and Europe.
Director of Logistics and ParticipationJoe is Director of Logistics for all of DEL's portfolio of events and activities. He is also responsible for LNYDP participation as well as operating the DEL merchandising for all events.
Concert ManagerOriginally trained as a Stage Designer, for many years Gillian worked at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden & English National Opera. Since then she has been a freelance arts administrator and events & concerts manager for many organisations. Gillian also has wide experience in venue management having also worked at Cadogan Hall, Barbican Centre, Bush Hall and many more.
Italy ManagerEla runs the Rome office and is the Italy Manager for DEL. Multi lingual Ela is responsible for all local arrangements in Italy and is DEL’s interface with the Rome Authorities. She is also responsible for the Italian components in our Italian events.
France ManagerPierre is the manager of DEL in France and operates alongside his own event brand Equi Concept from Chantilly just outside Paris. Pierre has more than 40 years industry experiences.
Director of CommunicationsDan has been Director of Communications for DEL for almost 20 years and is credited with giving DEL’s events the worldwide renown and exposure they now enjoy.
Social Media ManagerJack is the Social Media Manager for DEL. Since coming on board Jack has transformed DEL events' social media presence. Jack has built a great following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other media.
Operations AssistantMike is our motoring guru and is primarily involved in securing all of our events’ motorised entries. He also works as an operations assistant for both Malcolm and Lizzie.
WebsitesTom primarily works on keeping all of our websites good looking and up to date. He also assists with media relations, primarily for our LNYDP event.
Administration AssistantAshmi works on multiple events within Destination Events and supports the administrative aspects of the company.
Parade Maker ManagerPoppy is responsible for recruiting and managing our dedicated team of LNYDP Parade Maker Volunteers. Poppy also works alongside multiple departments, on a range of different projects throughout the year in the lead up to London's New Year's Day Parade.