Ed Procter (Chief Executive Officer) joined IMPRESS as Chief Operating Officer in 2016. He is an established chief executive who over a nine-year period led the development of Sport Resolutions into the premier independent arbiter of sport disputes in the United Kingdom. He previously held senior leadership positions at the Legal Services Commission and Sport England. Earlier in his career he worked in criminal justice and the newspaper and advertising industries.
Lexie Kirkconnell-Kawana (Head of Regulation) is a New Zealand qualified barrister and solicitor who has worked in all forms of media regulation. She has previously worked at the Advertising Standards Authority in the investigations team and at the New Zealand Office of Film and Literature Classification, an independent state media regulator, in a research and semi-judicial capacity. Lexie also has an avid interest in London’s arts and culinary scene.
Matthew Grant (Head of Business Development & Marketing) is an experienced Marketing Manager spanning a long career in media and publishing. Matt studied at London College of Communication, (UAL) in the early 90’s and evolved from a largely print bias background as Editor of a number of titles to adopting a broad tech stack of digital marketing tools in publishing and marcomms. He has previously worked for a number of global publishers, titles and organisations commercially and within the arts and charitable sectors. Most recently, he worked for a National Lottery funded charity project on a high-profile brand & marketing transformation. He holds a strong ethos in supporting a free and independent press sector and is an avid fan of current affairs reporting, enjoys a good read and longer dialogue.
Alexandra Ward (Marketing & Communications Manager) completed her undergraduate studies in English and Politics at the University of Liverpool and holds a Master's from King's College London in Politics and Contemporary History. She has always had a keen interest in the press industry; her MA dissertation explored the history of press regulation in post-war Britain and she has written for titles including the Liverpool Echo and The Telegraph. Alex is a keen cinema-goer and enjoys travelling whenever she gets the opportunity.
Angie D'Souza Assoc CIPD (Business Manager & Company Secretary) is an experienced Business Support Manager who most recently held the position of Office and Administration Support Manager for Imperial College, Student Union. Earlier in her career she worked as Management Accountant in the creative media and hospitality sectors, moving on to secure an advisory role, as part of a peripatetic service commissioned by the local authority, supporting school leadership teams with pupils struggling to access mainstream education. She is a CIPD qualified Human Resource practitioner. In her spare time, Angie loves to dabble in arts and crafts projects and enjoys writing poetry.
Tom Spencer (Regulatory Executive) completed his undergraduate studies in Law with Spanish at the University of Liverpool and subsequently undertook the LPC at BPP Law School, where he was able to explore areas of interest such as media law and dispute resolution. He previously worked at Opus 2, advising lawyers on the use of a cloud-based platform designed for litigation and arbitration teams. In his spare time, Tom enjoys writing and producing music, as well as playing tennis.
Alexander Moss (Business Support Assistant) joined IMPRESS as Business Support Assistant after previously working at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) as a Payroll Officer. He studied Politics at Nottingham Trent University and gained a passion for media through modules he studied there, writing his dissertation on the Hillsborough disaster and the press’ response to it. Alex has a keen interest in football and is a Watford season ticket holder.
Marvel Kalukembi (Marketing and Communications Assistant) completed her undergraduate studies in International Media and Communications at the University of Nottingham and went on to study a master’s at Kingston University in Journalism where she developed an active interest in media law. She has always had a passion for the media industry and previously worked in the film industry. In her spare time, Marvel enjoys writing film and theatre reviews.