BIMA is managed by an elected committee of leaders from every part of the digital sector. The Executive are advised by a team of Special Advisors.
Advisors to the Committee
BIMA Special Advisors
BIMA Special Advisors are subject matter or domain experts who provide impartial, invaluable advice and support to BIMA around specific issues on a regular basis.
The role of the Special Advisor is to support BIMA’s wider aims of supporting and promoting the British digital industry, sharing knowledge and best practice, rewarding great work and encouraging the next generation. From time to time Special Advisors are also expected to provide tactical support on specific activities running throughout the industry calendar.
Special Advisors are expected to spend a minimum of one day spread over the month in their role and reports into a dedicated member of the BIMA Executive for support and guidance. In addition we invite Special Advisors to attend a BIMA Executive meeting once per quarter.
Special Advisors are elected annually at the BIMA Annual General Meeting. If you feel that you have real depth in a particular area of interactive media and have the time to shape your industry please email email@example.com
Ann Jamieson began her career in the media and in 1982 founded recruitment company Pricejamieson. She has been recruiting for digital businesses since 1994 when Pricejamieson launched its own recruitment website – the first of its kind in Europe – to source candidates for the emerging market
Since selling Pricejamieson Ann has been working on searches for longstanding clients, start-ups and companies entering the UK. She still works with Pricejamieson’s international partners and with a research director and executive assessment expert.
A former BIMA executive member Ann’s key areas of interest are skills shortages, education, recruitment and training. She has been a member of the BIMA education group and with the annual schools Digital Challenge since they were founded
Director, Rewired State & Yound Rewired State
I am an entrepreneur and digital communications leader with a passion for building tangible, open networks for positive change through technology.
As a director, co-founder and crafter of transformational digital companies and initiatives, I mostly curate and stimulate developer led R&D around open data, digital platforms and software developers.
Having spent much of the last decade operating internationally across both public & private sectors, I can provide board level guidance on digital strategy as well as connect people with a wide variety of digital thinkers and doers across several developer networks.
I currently run Rewired State running commercial hack days with 500+ software engineers and designers, Young Rewired State and am co-founder of #codingforkids.
Michael worked in further and higher education, as a cultural diplomat with the British Council, and as a charity director, commissioning editor and arts and educational consultant before embracing information technology. He was an early participant in the digital rights management market and spent several years promoting online projects in publishing and related sectors for the technology plc Business Systems Group.
In 2007 Michael set up i-Publishing Consultants Ltd, which provides both strategic marketing and technology consultancy and solutions to help its range of clients work more effectively and more interactively.
i-Publishing regularly gives presentations, manages seminars and promotes other events for clients and with partners. These currently include a series of Round Tables and Think Tanks for senior industry professionals in the publishing and membership sectors.
Michael is a Fellow of the RSA and was a member of the BIMA executive committee from 2007-2012.
Managing Director, Librios
Hal Robinson is Managing Director of Librios Ltd, an innovative information management company that focuses on structuring and shaping content to make output more efficient and controllable, whether to web or print. He has special expertise in healthcare and the publishing sectors, where his company has been credited with pioneering next generation methods of information management and delivery, particularly emphasising interactive content. He is also involved in developing online interactive games and puzzles for mobiles, PCs and consoles.
Managing Director, Codegent
David is a co-founder of full-service digital agency Codegent. Founded in 2004, Codegent has been quietly building a reputation for creating cutting-edge sites for high-profile clients including; Barclays, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Endemol, Gap, O2, Skechers, TeachersTV, V&A and Youth Music. At Codegent, David, is primarily responsible for generating new business, client services and the commercial direction of the company. Last year, Codegent’s turnover grew by nearly 70%.
David started his career in 1994 in publishing and held senior marketing roles at The Economist, Financial Times and Pearson Education. In 1999, he joined the Internet Incubator, Brainspark as Marketing Director and helped in the early development of companies including Fortune Cookie, Que Pasa Media, The Usability Company (now Foviance) and EasyArt. After Brainspark, he was marketing director at digital agency, Reading Room.
Adviser to the BIMA Executive
When she joined BIMA, Janice brought with her extensive knowledge gained working within trade associations, mainly in the music industry where she considered herself extremely privileged to work alongside some of the most influential industry doyens and talented composers, artists and broadcasters in the UK. She has considerable experience in arranging and coordinating exhibitions, seminars, conferences, lunches and black tie events. She also managed various UK trade missions worldwide. One of her tasks within BIMA was the administration of the BIMA Awards and her previous experience in preparing and managing the selection of the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest helped greatly. She hasn’t done this since 1997 which, incidentally, was the last time the UK won and it really was a song contest! Since then Janice has held the post of Administrator and Company Secretary with BIMA. In 2012 she accepted the position of Adviser to the Executive and is extremely pleased to have the opportunity of continuing her association with BIMA.
With 13 years experience of recruiting in the creative digital space Be has helped to identify and nurture talent and introduce them to her ever increasing rolodex. Be identified the need for user experience consultants as key to the production process within agencies and built a solid revenue stream for her employer and grew a team to 3 people. Be has placed hundreds of user experience and usability consultants in the digital space.
As a key member of the UK Usability Professional Association, Be helps run and manage the careers event and identify key speakers for their monthly events, and this has in turn boosted their profile and number of visitors. She is a guest lecturer at several universities in the UK and aims to work with academics to ensure that key parts of the curriculum have commercial value. Be sees a rewarding part of her role as nurturing the next generation of digital experts to contribute to the international digital industry.