Meet the HPower team

We are a small team with a wealth of experience in the events, marketing, sales and sponsorship industry.

Simon Brooks-Ward CVO OBE TD

Chairman and Chief Executive

SimonBrooksWardSimon is the Chairman and Chief Executive of The HPower Group and is responsible for overseeing and directing all the HPower Events. Projects and Events he has worked on include: Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, The UK National Commemorative Event marking the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, VE and VJ Day 70th Commemorations 2015, WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien (2014) The Diamond Jubilee Pageant (2012), Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, TA100 National Pageant, WWII 60th Anniversary Commemorations, Dubai CSI Al Maktoum Memorial Challenge, Armed Forces Muster, 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Jordan Armed Forces Day, Army 2002, Royal Military Tattoo, Royal Tournament, All The Queen’s Horses, Pavarotti International, Queen Mother’s 100th Celebrations. Simon is also Deputy Commander Land Forces in the Army Reserves and served in Iraq in 2003.


Jonathan Goold

Director

JonathanGooldJonathan has been part of the HPower team since 2001. Prior to that he was a director of Earls Court & Olympia Group and Managing Director of Clarion Events (previously P&O Events).

Jonathan is an event industry specialist with extensive expertise in the sales, marketing and management of exhibitions, events and venues particularly in the UK and Asia.

For HPower Jonathan takes an active role in the commercial planning of new projects and he has been involved in the management of Olympia The London International Horse Show, Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, Dubai CSI Al Maktoum Memorial Challenge and The Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships Windsor.


Penny Henderson MVO

Equestrian Organiser

PennyHendersonPenny has worked with The HPower Group for over 25 years. She is Equestrian Organiser for all of the HPower events. Projects and Events she has worked on for HPower and previously, include Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, National Carriage Driving Championships, Greater London Horse Show, World Driving Championships – Ascot Westminster and London Horse Show, Pavarotti International CSIO, Olympia, The London International Horse Show CSI-W / CDI-W), Celebration of the Horse, USA, All The Queen’s Horses, Las Vegas World Invitational, Dubai CSI-W Maktoum Memorial Challenge, Ugar CSI-W, Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Jordan Military Day (2006), and The Olympic Games Athens.


Jo Peck

Marketing and Communications

JoPeckJo joined The HPower Group in 2004. Her role is to oversee all marketing and communications for the Group. Projects and events she has worked on for HPower and previously, include The London and Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fairs, The London Motor Show, The Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fairs, Royal Windsor Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, Blenheim Palace Tattoo and Country Fair, Royal County of Berkshire Show, The Al Maktoum Memorial Challenge Dubai, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, The UK National Commemorative Event for the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien 2014, and London 2012 Olympics.


Nick Brooks-Ward

Operations Director

Nick Brooks WardNick is the Operations Director for the HPower Group. He has 25 years of experience in the event industry. His role is to oversee all operational elements of the Group’s events including management and appointment of all contractors whether they be structural, catering or broadcast. In another life Nick is a commentator and broadcaster for many equestrian events in the UK and overseas. Nick’s experience includes CLA Game Fair, Start of 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire and Crufts. HPower events that Nick has worked on include The UK National Commemorative Event for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, The Euston Park Endurance Rides, Royal Windsor Horse Show and Olympia, The London International Horse Show.


Sarah Rutherford-Jones

Sponsorship and Corporate Hospitality

SarahRutherfordJonesSarah joined The Hpower Group in 2008. Her role is sponsorship management of all events run by the Group as well as management of VIP Hospitality. Projects and events she has worked on include Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, The Alltech World Equestrian Games, Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships, WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien 2014, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, The UK National Commemorative Event for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration . She is also trustee of The Tank Museum.


Sarah McWilliam

Equestrian Organiser & PA to Simon Brooks-Ward

SarahMcWilliamSarah joined The HPower Group in 2009. Her role is Equestrian Competition Organsier and PA to Simon Brooks-Ward. Events and projects she has worked on for HPower and previously, include Houghton International Horse Trials, Burgie International Horse Trials, Burnham Market International Horse Trials, Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships, Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien, 2014, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.


Frances Cass

Membership and Hospitality

FrancesCassFrances joined The HPower Group in December 2005. Her role is Hospitality and Membership Manager, she also manages accreditation on the larger scale events. Projects and Events she has worked on include Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, The Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant (2012), WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien 2014, The National Commemoration to mark the end of Combat Operations in Afghanistan (2015), VE and VJ Day 70th Commemorations 2015, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration and The UK National Commemorative Event of The Battle of the Somme.


Tanya Bicknell

Exhibitions Manager

TanyaBicknellTanya joined The HPower Group in 2009. Her role is Exhibition Sales, Marketing and Logistics management. Events and projects Tanya has worked on include Royal Windsor Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships, The Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo and The Diamond Jubilee Pageant.


Margaret Williamson

Accounts

MargaretWilliamsonMargaret joined The HPower Group in 2008. She manages the accounts department for the company. Events and projects Margaret has worked on include Royal Windsor Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships, Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, The Euston Park Endurance Rides and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration..


Clare Gussin

Marketing Manager

Clare GussinClare has worked with The HPower Group since 2013. She arrived as an intern having completed a successful Masters in Medieval History at Durham University and was made a full time employee in 2014. Clare is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the marketing for the Group. Projects and events she has worked on to date are Olympia, The London International Horse Show,Royal Windsor Horse Show, WW1 Commemoration St Symphorien 2015, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration and The UK National Event to Commemorate the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme..


Celine Kahn

Sponsorship and Hospitality Exec

Celine KahnCeline joined the company in 2016, after having completed a French and a German Bachelor of Science in International Management, followed by a MBA in Media, Communications and Events Management. Celine gained experience in events through a year of internship as a Junior Project Manager for exhibitions in France and Germany. Within the HPower Group, Celine’s role is to look after all the sponsors and hospitality clients. Projects she has worked on include Royal Windsor Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration and The UK National Event for the Commemoration of the Centenary of The Battle of The Somme. Celine is trilingual, speaking fluently French, English and German.


Zoe Vinden

Marketing Exec

Zoe VindenZoe joined The Hpower Group as an intern in the Marketing Department in 2015, following completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management at the University of Portsmouth, and then became a full time employee in 2016. Zoe is responsible for assisting in all aspects of marketing and communications for the HGroup, specifically focusing on social media, digital marketing, media management and CRM. Events and projects that Zoe has been involved with thus far include Olympia The London International Horse Show, The Centenary of The Battle of The Somme, Royal Windsor Horse Show and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.


Emily Willis

Finance Manager

Emily WillisEmily started work at HPower in 2016 as Finance Manager, overseeing all aspects of the accounts department. She is a qualified accountant with over 10 year’s experience, previously working mainly in accountancy practices. Projects she has worked on thus far include Olympia, The London International Horse Show, Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Iraq Afghan Memorial Commemoration.


Faye Bramford

Bookkeeper

Faye BramfordFaye started at HPower at the beginning of 2017 as the accounts department Bookkeeper. Faye became a part of the team after gaining her AAT Qualification and part-studying ACCA. She has previous experience in different industry settings including health care and accountancy practice. Projects she has worked on so far whilst being with HPower include Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Iraq and Afghan Memorial Commemoration and the Euston Park Endurance Rides.


Maddy Marston

Chief Operating Officer

Maddy MarstonMaddy joined the company in 2014. Her role is to oversee budget control and management across all HPower events. Projects she has worked on for HPower and previously include; Destinations – The Travel Show,The Daily Telegraph House & Garden Show, PLASA Harrogate Home & Gift, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, HMQ90 – The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, The Somme Commemoration, and The Royal Windsor Horse Show.


Pam Swift

Exhibition Stands Manager

Pam SwiftPam joined the company in 2013. She has a background in design and over 27 years of experience in the event industry. Her main role is to design the content of the shopping and trade stands at the shows and to help develop commercial opportunities in these areas. Projects she has worked on for HPower and previously include: The Stationery Show, The DIY Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, and Royal Windsor Horse Show.