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WHO WE ARE – MANAGEMENT

Kerry Hopkins – Managing Director

Kerry Hopkins

Founder of Broadcast Ready, Kerry Hopkins, is a director of corporate communications, specialising in broadcast communications and an eminently experienced broadcast journalist, and has worked at networks including ITN ITV News and BBC TV News. Kerry is the inventor of the world’s only video-only database of verified broadcast experts for the news at broadcastready.co.uk that journalists from the likes of CNN, the BBC, ITN, Sky and Bloomberg regularly use.

Kerry’s achievements include running Edelman’s largest presser on behalf of Samsung with David Beckham OBE and Zara Philips MBE as the ambassadors on stage, for the London 2012 Olympics. Managing a media team of 8, with 250 journalists attending and 26 TV news crews from all over the world

Kerry Hopkins is also hired by broadcast news programmes as an Expert Women broadcast news consultant and guest booker. She is a journalist and broadcaster and goes on the news as an expert or commentator.

Companies and people Kerry has worked with include: Conservative Party MP’s, Labour Party MP’s, David Beckham OBE, Her Majesty the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips MBE, Vice Chairman of Schroders plc Massimo Tosato, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button for GlaxoSmithKline, managing directors at Accenture, directors at Microsoft, managing director of Samsung for London 2012 Olympics, CEO John Chambers of Cisco Inc, EMEA CEO of Cisco Inc, O2 plc, TD Direct Investing, JPMorgan Asset Management, Gina Miller Brexit course case winner, CEO of the Trading Standards Institute, directors at The Walt Disney Company, ABC Studios’, ABC News Programming, Walt Disney Pictures, Miramax, Disney Pixar, Touchstone Pictures, The Disney Channel original movies and series, adidas, ITN Productions, editor of the Guinness World Records Book, Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, the National Lottery, TV trained one of the only female CEO’s in the FTSE 250, Nikki King OBE former MD of Isuzu Truck UK, the England Rugby squad, Manchester United Football Club, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Chelsea Football Club, Enya, Craig David, Barry White, Terry Venables, John McCririck, entrepreneurs, professors, medical doctors, lawyers including tax lawyer Fionnuala Lynch, SME owners.

Journalism experience: BBC TV News, ITV News, BBC 1 “Watchdog”, Channel 5 ‘The Wright Stuff’, BBC News “HARDtalk”, The Daily Telegraph, BBC 1 “Brassed off Britain”, The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Lincs FM, Oxford Local Radio, BBC 1 “Look North News” and PR Week.

Partner brand experience whilst working in PR: Apple iTunes, PlayStation 3, SeeSaw, YouView, Dell, IBM, Computacenter, HP, Premiership Rugby, DTI, OFT, CAB, ICSTIS, fake goods/piracy organisations, the police, the fire service, London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

ADVISORY BOARD

Sabrina Del-Prete

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Sabrina Del-Prete is an executive at Broadcast Ready and one of the UK’s most senior and experienced board officer’s in digital banking transformation. Sabrina is a co-founder of ThinkingRocket, a technology and advisory company supporting financial service organisations through digital transformation.

She has over 20 years experience in financial markets, business transformation and application of new technologies in banking as RBS owned Williams & Glyn as their Chief Digital Transformation Officer, and senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Coutts. She is actively involved in the entrepreneurial community, both as a Board adviser and strategic director for Fintech companies.

Sabrina holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and a BA in Business and Economics from the University of Turin. She has won a number of innovation awards for her work including in the Timetric Power 50 list of the most influential digital innovators in Europe.

Jacqueline Abbott-Deane

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Jacqueline Abbott-Deane is an executive at Broadcast Ready and also the co-founder of business change consultancy, Tactix. Jacqueline is a culture and behavioural expert whose clients are corporations in the FTSE 100 and public sector. She used to be Head of Learning for McKinsey & Co, a Senior Business Partner for Leadership and Coaching at Lloyds TSB bank, and a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Jacquelines holds an MSc in Professional Development, Psychology and Coaching from the University of Middlesex.