Paul Reed


Trade body , Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)

Manchester, UK


As CEO of AIF, Paul leads the organisation alongside day-to-day operations, implements strategic development and growth, and oversees partnerships, events, communications, and membership development. AIF is the UK’s leading national trade association representing 90+ UK festivals who entertain over one million fans every year. Paul has an extensive background in the live music industry having started as an independent gig promoter alongside working at festivals such as Secret Garden Party and was previously Head of Operations at The Conservatoire and Operations Manager at The Event Umbrella, managing the office and events team contracted to produce events across the London Borough of Ealing.