Paul Reed: Biography 2020.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Association of Independent Festivals (AIF).
Paul is the Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) a leading national trade association representing the interests of 80 festivals across the UK, who entertain 1 million fans every year.
Paul manages day-to-day operations alongside implementing strategic development and growth, also overseeing partnerships, events, communications, media appearances and membership development.
With over 15 years of experience in the field, Paul has an extensive background in the live music industry having started as an independent gig promoter in Newcastle, alongside working at festivals such as Secret Garden Party.
Paul was previously head of operations at classical music centre The Conservatoire and operations manager at The Event Umbrella, managing the office and events team for a specialist event company contracted to produce festivals and events across the London Borough of Ealing.