IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, has appointed Christine Losecaat MBE as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Association.
Losecaat will provide independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors and IABM Members’ Board to help maximise their effectiveness, and also provide strategic guidance and specialist advice. Her informed contribution brings an external, independent perspective and will help identify new opportunities for the Association and its membership.
Losecaat’s qualifications and experience make her well suited to this role; she is an internationally experienced senior business strategy, marketing and communications specialist. Her commercial background is firmly rooted in the creative industries with in-depth experience across many subsectors at senior executive level from advertising to music, children’s animation to design.
As CEO of specialist consultancy, Little Dipper, Losecaat conceives and delivers international strategies, initiatives, programmes and events for clients in the public and private sector. She is Chair at Advance, a leading frontline charity working with women and their children experiencing domestic abuse and those caught in the criminal justice system and Chair at the Mears Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Mears Group plc. Prior to founding Little Dipper, Losecaat worked as Managing Director of The British Design Initiative and as International Marketing Director Video at global entertainment giant BMG.
Losecaat is an Emmy award winning producer, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, an Honorary Fellow of the British Institute of Interior Design and in 2016 was awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the creative industries in the UK.
“I am really excited to be working with IABM,” said Losecaat. “As we continue into the ‘new normal’ globally, demand for technology will continue to rise. This, together with new ways of producing and consuming content and new means of digitally managing our lives at home and at work, will inevitably lead to opportunities in other verticals and adjacent sectors for the membership.”
“I am delighted that we have attracted Christine to the key role of Independent Non-Executive Director,” said Peter White, CEO at IABM. “Although we have a great team at IABM and a dynamic Members’ Board as well, a widely experienced ‘outside eye’ will provide vital feedback, input and ideas that, as industry insiders, we may not have considered. The combination of Christine’s experience in business strategy and her creative background will make a very valuable contribution to IABM as we look to serve our members even better and elevate the Association to the next level.”