Robert (Bob) Bone
Chairman and Co-Founder
Bob 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 Director
Geri 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.
Joe Bone
Executive Director of LNYDP
Joe is the Executive Director of LNYDP, managing the organisation and all aspects of LNYDP. Joe has an immense knowledge of LNYDP which has led him to be heavily involved in the television production of LNYDP and numerous other travel and event documentaries broadcast around the World.
Lizzie Bone
Director of Operations for Continental Europe
Lizzie 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.
Benita (Ben) Wakefield
Production Director, Continental Europe
Benita 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.
Malcolm Chalk
Director of Operations
Malcolm 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.
Daisy McCarthy
Social Media & Marketing Manager
Daisy is the newest member of the LNYDP team, heading up the LNYDP Social Media and Marketing. Daisy brings with her a wealth of over 10 years Social Media and Marketing expertise.
Dan Kirkby
Director of Communications
Dan 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.
Theresa Davis
Director of Administration
Theresa 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.
Gillian Dixon
Concert Manager
Originally 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.
Pierre Duvernois
France Manager
Pierre 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.
Ela Gurmen
Italy Manager
Ela 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.
Jack Ayers
Rome Video Manager
Jack is the Video Manager for DEL. Since coming on board Jack has transformed DEL events' video presence and continues to produce cutting edge film for a variety of DEL products.
Rita Freely
Events and Travel Programme Assistant
Rita previously worked as a Tour Assistant for LNYDP, now is responsible for LNYDP Travel Logistics and all DEL's Websites.