JOHN HOLMES

CHAIRMAN

Having travelled extensively throughout his career, John has over twenty-five years experience in strategic development, project management, systems analysis, business analysis, sales and marketing across a variety of business sectors, both on a national and international basis.

JULIE ANDERS

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

With over 25 years’ in strategic marketing and design, Julie is highly experienced across all aspects of the creative industry including branding, corporate literature, advertising, campaign strategy, signage and marketing. Throughout her career, she has worked both nationally and internationally with many blue-chip clients including Waitrose, Blackburn & Darwen Council, Marks & Spencer, Greenalls, Barclays, The University of Liverpool and BT.

MARTIN BYRNE

EVENTS DIRECTOR

Martin manages Core’s Events and specialises in business protection. Primarily, he works with companies to make sure that if anything unfortunate happens to the people in that business, whether in the UK or abroad, the business will continue to thrive and the individual’s family and loved ones will not suffer financially. Martin owns and manages his own financial services company and brings many years of business protection experience to bear.

PRIYESH TS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CORE MIDDLE EAST

A highly-experienced management professional, Priyesh has extensive experience of international business operations and has established commercial partnerships between multi-national companies in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Far East. Based in Dubai, Priyesh is the Managing Director of Core Middle East, overseeing all operations in the region.

LINDA QIN ZHANG

CEO, CORE CHINA

Linda is a qualified engineer with decades of business experience. She has previously served as a Director of the Australian International Exchange Centre, Director of Foreign Affairs in the United Nations Industrial Organisation Eco Agriculture Office, General Manager of Modern China Light Group and the Deputy General Manager of Uretek Worldwide in China. During her career, Linda has established relationships with a wide range of contacts across China and globally.

XIANGYAO BOWLER

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, CORE CHINA

Xiangyao is native Chinese, and has studied and lives in the UK. She is a qualified linguist and a highly experienced international business development consultant for the Chinese market. Xiangyao helps clients to understand the local business culture in China, assists communications between overseas and Chinese companies, and prepares presentations to such companies. She also travels to China with clients to act as an interpreter and assist with negotiations.

JO HOLMES

CFO

With over 15 years’ experience within the accountancy profession Jo is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial operations. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2005 Jo has gained experience working with a wide range of businesses including professional services, retail organisations and manufacturing companies, giving her valuable first hand knowledge when advising Core’s broad client base.

DAN DAVIS

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Dan has been working in international trade for 25 years, a period which has included two overseas postings. A strategic thinker, Dan now puts the knowledge and expertise he has gained into helping businesses with strong products and high growth ambitions to fully realise their potential in international markets.

MARTA DWAN

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

With over 20 years’ experience in international business, Marta has an excellent track record in developing and growing successful businesses. Specialising in strategy, business development and marketing, Marta uses her skills and expertise to help businesses plan for and deliver rapid profitable growth, both locally and internationally.