united voice for the sector.

engaging constructively on behalf of all members


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.

Gillian Eva Golden

Chief Executive & IBVTA Steering Committee Co-Chair

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.


Office Manager

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.

Aneil Salh

Membership Executive

Experience in B2B sales and service sectors as well as vaping retailing and customer service.


IBVTA Steering Committee, Science & Technical Lead

Chemistry MChem (Hons) 1st Class, University of Manchester. 8 years’ analytical experience in GMP and GLP environments; industries include pharmaceutical, industrial and specialist chemicals.

Matthew Moden

IBVTA Steering Committee, Membership Lead

Managing Director of Liberty Flights Ltd

Ian Green

IBVTA Steering Committee, Vendor Lead

Owner of the Southampton Vaping Centre


IBVTA Steering Committee, Engagement & Stewardship Lead

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.

Victoria Foy

IBVTA Steering Committee, Co-Chair

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.

Shahid Younus

IBVTA Steering Committee

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.


IBVTA Steering Committee

PhD Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. 11 year career as Senior Research Scientist (drug discovery specialist) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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