The IBVTA team is a resource that all members can contribute to and draw on. IBVTA’s board is supported by a secretariat and steering committee, chosen because of their individual backgrounds and skills.
united voice for the sector.
Gillian Eva Golden
Involved in the independent vape sector for over 6 years with experience in policy matters, industry stewardship, and engagement with policy makers at national and EU level on behalf of SMEs.
Experience as PA at Executive and Boardroom level for well over 25 years. Also worked in public and private sectors. Assisted within Policy Department, in lobbying admin activities and arranging meetings with MPs and government agencies.
Experience in B2B sales and service sectors as well as vaping retailing and customer service.
Chemistry MChem (Hons) 1st Class, University of Manchester. 8 years’ analytical experience in GMP and GLP environments; industries include pharmaceutical, industrial and specialist chemicals.
Managing Director of Liberty Flights Ltd
Owner of the Southampton Vaping Centre
Physics with Optoelectronics BSc, 3 years’ acousto-optics research, University of Kent. 10 years Senior Academic (engineering), University of Central Lancashire. 30 years R&D experience.
Qualified Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of board level experience, including finance team management in European Manufacturing businesses. Previously a Director of Finance and Managing Director for a U.K. operation of a CAC40 listed company, experience of industry trade alliance membership and stewardship.
M.Sc (Hons) Food Technology, MBA General Business Management. Over 10 years practical experience in manufacturing environment with speciality knowledge of GMP, quality and product safety systems. ISO QMS auditor/lead auditor and RSPH advanced HACCP qualified.
DR PETE GIBBONS
PhD Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. 11 year career as Senior Research Scientist (drug discovery specialist) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Over 10 years’ experience advising policy makers,working with large global businesses, SMEs, and trade associations in Europe, Asia, & North America, including the UK’s leading independent vape businesses.