Liv Stones

Head of Partnerships

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Digital Media
  • Print Design
  • Account Management
  • Brand Management
  • Business Development
  • Client Services
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Creative Thinking
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategy
  • Partnership Development
  • Partnerships

Work history


Head of Partnerships

Boiler Room

May 2015
  • • Relationship and stakeholder management: responsible for leading all cultural & tech partnerships for Boiler Room TV. Partners include the Guardian newspaper, Barbican, Ace Hotel, Ronnie Scott’s, English National Ballet and the ICA. • Project management: several of the partnerships are high-concept integrated programmes which require close management, artist liaison, scheduling, planning and a clear communication strategy. • Public Funding: built strong relationships with UK and European funding bodies including Arts Council England, British Council, Creative Europe, UKTI. Responsible for writing and submitting all grant forms (including project budgets) for the company and securing funding for partnership and content programmes. • Global commercial responsibilities - Legal and IP management: responsible for all rights agreements for Boiler Room TV globally. Involves drafting agreements & negotiating terms with legal teams at record labels and global brand partners including Red Bull, Ray Ban, Nike.


Head of Creative Studio


Feb 2014 - May 2015
  • • Integrated project management: project management of global re-branding process, with a key role from strategy to delivery. Lead the roll out of the new visual identity across all print/digital assets and the website, having been part of a core team involved from early discovery phase & competitor analysis. • Studio management, systems and production: responsible for the planning, production and delivery of all marketing materials globally. Line management of Creative Services Exec, resource and workflow management of the whole creative studio (copywriters, designers and freelancers). Responsible for the brand marketing budget & for all rights/commissioning agreements – illustration, photography etc. Built and managed an entirely new briefing and workflow process. Instigated several other processes including an invoice tracker, a rights database and studio utilisation chart. • Relationship and stakeholder management: established good working relationships with both in-house teams and external suppliers. Point of contact between the brand team and other HQ teams, including tech and product. Key contact for several brand partnerships including Mr Porter and Phaidon Books. • Design and strategy: collaboration with client and creatives on strategy of all creative briefs (circa. 40/month). Analysing data and key learnings to inform creative decisions.


New Business Associate


Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • • Responsible for the acquisition of new members • Securing the most luxurious and architecturally interesting private homes for the business • Marketing the brand and operation to potential new ‘hosts’ • Communicating the terms, with reference to individual worries and requirements • Negotiating pricing and membership fees • Target-focused and driving top-line growth


Literary Agent & Rights Agent

Aitken Alexander Associates

Jul 2008 - Jan 2013
  • • Managing the sale of rights to the Far East, Middle East, Russia, Greece and Poland for the entire agency • Negotiating deals and contractual terms with offering publishers. Successful in securing higher deals and better royalty rates for clients • Management of the sale of audio and download rights for the agency. • Representing high-profile clients, including booker-prize winning authors and globally famous musicians • Reading and maintaining a strong understanding of relevant subjects, current affairs and client backgrounds • Understanding the cultural differences between territories and appreciating how such differences affect the markets and acquisitions of the publishers • Conducting meetings and building relationships with foreign language publishers • Speaking to journalists and dealing with media enquiries



Philosophy Theology

University of Oxford

Aug 2004 - May 2007
  • BA Hons



D&AD pencil: Entire Magazines


  • Awarded a D&AD pencil for my team's work on our in-house magazine, 'Guestbook', for onefinestay