Rich Thompson

Events Director

London, United Kingdom
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About me

GLOBAL EVENTS B2B and B2C BRAND ACTIVATIONS CONFERENCES FESTIVALS PRIVATE EVENTS An experienced and creative major event producer, worked with major festivals such as Glastonbury, SxSW, CogX, Womad, Telluride Film Festival, Cannes Lions for clients such as The Guardian, Financial Times, Galaxy/Mars, Readly, and Ovo energy.

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  • Event Management
  • Project Direction
  • Brand Activation
  • Experiential Activations
  • Conference Planning
  • Festival Management
  • Festival Production
  • Leadership
  • Team Collaboration
  • Strategy Development

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Publishing
  • O

    Out of the Park Limited

    Work history


    Founder & Managing DIrector

    Out of the Park Limited

    Jul 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I have designed and executed bespoke brand activations and event partnerships for many notable clients including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The i newspaper, Soho House Group, Ovo Energy, Mars Galaxy and Hearst Magazines, Glastonbury Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Blue Dot Festival and CogX Emerging Tech and Artificial Intelligence Festival. I help my clients to save on marketing budget spend by forging partnerships and contra based relationships between brands, unlocking large audiences that compliment each other, and have created an in-house algorithm that allows different brands and events to measure their compatibility in a consistent way.


    Head of Brand Partnerships & Events

    The Guardian

    Jan 2012 - Jul 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • A led a team of 18 events professionals and helped them deliver B2B and B2C events all over the world.



    BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

    University of Birmingham

    Oct 1991 - Jan 1995
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • It's come i handy in pub quizzes.... apart from that....