Paul Reed

As the executive of Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), Paul is responsible for managing the association, including day-to-day operations and implementing strategic development and growth. In addition, Paul oversees all campaigns, communications, partnerships and membership development. With 15 years of experience in the field, Paul has an extensive background in the live music industry having started as an independent promoter alongside working at festivals such as Evolution Festival and Secret Garden Party. Paul then worked at music development agency Generator in a wide-ranging role that included managing their live programmes and editing industry newsletter ‘The Gen’. Paul was also previously Head of Operations at classical music centre The Conservatoire and Operations Manager at festival event management company The Event Umbrella.