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ZARA DE HALDEVANG

07950 106905 | zaradeh@me.com 

PROJECT & EVENT MANAGEMENT | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT | BRAND MANAGEMENT | ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT | EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING | COPYWRITING & EDITING | PR & COMMUNICATIONS | GRAPHIC DESIGN | STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

EXPERIENCE

TAILS COCKTAILS   London
Head of Events & Marketing  Oct 2018 – present

Budgeting, planning and execution of all Tails events, digital marketing, brand guidelines and creative guidance. 

GIN TO MY TONIC FESTIVALS  London
UK Partner and Project Director   Oct 2018 – present

Stakeholder management, staff recruitment and management, operations and logistics for UK-based festivals. 

FEVER-TREE & PEPPERMINT EVENTS    Shepherd’s Bush/Oval, London
Senior Project & Brand Manager Apr 2017 – Jan 2019

Initiation, planning, budgeting, design, execution, monitoring and control of all partnered Peppermint/Fever-Tree 2017-18 events (300 in 2018, 150 in 2017). In charge of all staff recruitment and training, third party logistics, brand activations, experiential marketing, site and logistical management and post-event reporting. Events included:

  • Queen’s Tennis, Lords Cricket, Oval Cricket, Taste of London, Polo In the Park, Royal Ascot, Festival Number Six, Bestival, Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Isle of Wight, Henley Regatta, Big Feastival, Lytham Festival, GMT, Cowes Week, Wilderness, Lovebox, Citadel, Edgbaston, Ageas Bowl, Curious Arts, Boardmasters, Smoked & Uncut, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Housekeeping

WONDERING WINE COMPANY (C&C)  London
Senior PR, Marketing & Events Manager   Jul 2016 – Jan 2018

WINFIELD HOUSE   Winfield House, London
Project/Event & Music Director/ Executive Assistant to the Barzun Family.                                                Sep 2013 – Aug 2016
(US Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s)

Music, Art and Social Event Planning and Management (private and diplomatic) Winfield House:

  • Independence Day (2013-2016); Invictus Games (2015); International Women’s Day (2014-2016); London Fashion Week; LGBT; Winfield House Sessions

Staff management – of up to 500 staff members for events with up to 5500 guests
Client management – of production teams, caterers, rental companies and record labels

Private Executive Assistant and confident to the Barzun family:

  • Management of the Private Diplomatic Residence in London (30 house staff; 40 security detail)
  • Managing personal, social and professional calendars
  • Complex international travel and security arrangements
  • Entrusted management of the family (including schools, health, children and finances)

THE NANS GROUP   Bahrain
Deputy & Online Editor/Brand Development Manager  Nov 2011 – Sep 2013

Deputy and Online Editor for four monthly national Bahrain and Qatar publications Ohlala! and FACT Magazines (annual turnover £1.5M) with autonomous responsibility, as Brand Development Manager, for:

  • Content and managing a team of designers, freelance writers, web developers and a sales team
  • Networking with advertisers, subscribers and clients
  • Photo shoots, travel itinerary, foreign visa arrangements (3 events/month), Editor’s personal diary
  • Social Media Manager, increasing online client base (achieved 200% increase) and daily creation, maintenance and writing all online existence on three current websites and app through Maz Digital

ITP PUBLISHING  Bahrain
Grazia Bahrain Features Editor  Dec 2012 – Aug 2013

    • Sourcing and producing on-trend editorial content
    • Organising and managing photo shoots
    • Mediating the Social Media channels
    • Management of advertisers, brands and clients

Planning and successful implementation of:

    • Sponsored marketing events (200 guests)
    • World-wide agency contact and liaison (VIP actors and celebrities)

 

CLIENT PORTFOLIO

TREVETHAN DISTILLERY             London
Project Director             July 2019 – present

LONGBOTTOM. CO             London
Project Director             May 2019 – present

PSYCLE LONDON       London
Studio Team                  Dec 2018 – June 2019

JUMP UP LOGISTICS             London
Project Director                     Dec 2018 – May 2019

HI-BALL ENERGY         London
Senior Activation Manager   Dec 2018

SOUTHBANK CENTRE & WINTER WONDERLAND     London
Senior Project Manager          Oct 2018 – Jan 2019

GOVINO   UK
Account Manager                                                                                                                                            Jul 2016 – Sep 2018

SOUND | ADVICE  Great Tew, UK
Event & Hospitality Manager (Cornbury Festival)                                                                                                    Jul – Aug 2016

VIRGIN MEDIA  UAE
May 2013-14

QUINTESSENTIALLY TRAVEL  UK
Online Copywriter                                                                                                                                    May 2013-14

CANDEE PRODUCTIONS  Bahrain
PR/Marketing & Event Manager.       Jan 2012 – Aug 2013

DURRAH MAGAZINE, MIRACLE GROUP              Bahrain
Features Editor/Copywriter/Proofreader            Mar 2011 – Jul 2013

ELEMENTS PRODUCTION     Bahrain
Production Executive  May – Nov 2011

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER                                                                                                                         Exeter, UK
2:1 English, BA (Hons)                                                                                                                            2007 – 2010

TUDOR HALL SCHOOL                                                                                                                                             Banbury, UK
(A Levels – English, German and Politics)
Head Girl 2006-2007                                                                                                                                                    1998 – 2007

QUALIFICATIONS & INTERESTS

Level 2 & 3 Personal Training/Instructing 2019 (BISMA)
Spinning/HIIT Instructor (2019
London Marathon (2014, 2015 and 2020)
Sky-Diving AFF Qualification (2019)
Personal License Holder (BIIAB)
Fork-Lifting License (2018)
Level 4 Food Health & Safety (2018)
Towing License (2018)
Clean UK Driving License
Muay Thai (2010 – present)
“A New Road A Day”
First Female ‘Stig’ – Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Track
Author of “My Story Is Better Than Yours”