Robert (Bob) Bone
Chairman and Co-Founder
Bob is the joint owner and managing director of Destination Events Ltd. Founder of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and original creator of most of DEL's prestigious events. He now has 45 years experience in the industry.
Geraldine (Geri) Bone
Company Director
Geri is joint owner of DEL and a Director of the company. Geri plays an important role in ensuring that the quality of DEL's product is maintained and that customer satisfaction levels are kept very high.
Joe Bone
Executive Director of LNYDP
Joe is the Executive Director of LNYDP, managing the organisation and all aspects of LNYDP. Joe has an immense knowledge of LNYDP which has led him to be heavily involved in the television production of LNYDP and numerous other travel and event documentaries broadcast around the World.
Lizzie Bone
Director of Operations for Continental Europe
Lizzie is Operations Director for Continental Europe and has similar responsibilities to those of Malcolm in the UK. Additionally Lizzie runs our unique Tour Assistant scheme and takes care of relations with London’s Boroughs.
Malcolm Chalk
Director of Operations
Malcolm is Operations Director UK. He has the responsibility of ensuring that all of DEL’s operations in the UK are planned and executed with imagination, precision and meticulous attention to detail.
Daisy McCarthy
Social Media & Marketing Manager
Daisy joined the LNYDP team 2023, heading up the LNYDP Social Media and Marketing. Daisy brings with her a wealth of over 10 years Social Media and Marketing expertise.
Dan Kirkby
Director of Communications
Dan has been Director of Communications for DEL for almost 20 years and is credited with giving DEL’s events the worldwide renown and exposure they now enjoy.
Theresa Davis
Director of Administration
Theresa has been with the organisation now for almost 40 years. Theresa is now the administration and finance director for the company and is also PA to Bob Bone.
Emanuele Bianconcini
Assistant Manager Operations and Productions
Emanuele joined the team with the role of focusing on the Italian and European programmes. He works closely with the Operations Director for Continental Europe and the Production Director to make sure every event is run smoothly. Emanuele brings a wealth of over 7 years spent working on growing hospitality venues.
Jenny Forsyth
Concert Manager
Jenny trained as a classical choral singer and conductor specialising in Renaissance Polyphony before spending a number of years working as a swimming teacher.
Having left the pool in favour of working in music, she now runs the LNYDP and LICF concert series alongside a job working with the British Government.
Pierre Duvernois
France Manager
Pierre is the manager of DEL in France and operates alongside his own event brand Equi Concept from Chantilly just outside Paris. Pierre has more than 40 years industry experiences.
Ela Gurmen
Italy Manager
Ela runs the Rome office and is the Italy Manager for DEL. Multi lingual Ela is responsible for all local arrangements in Italy and is DEL’s interface with the Rome Authorities. She is also responsible for the Italian components in our Italian events.
Jack Ayers
Rome Video Manager
Jack is the Video Manager for DEL. Since coming on board Jack has transformed DEL events' video presence and continues to produce cutting edge film for a variety of DEL products.
Jo Fordrey
Office Administrative Assistant
Jo joined the team in June 2023. Her role involves working alongside the London and Europe teams, assisting with the administration and organisation for the Rome New Year Parade and London's New Year’s Day Parade along with day to day tasks. Jo brings a wealth of experience with her background as Office Manager in previous roles.

Rita Freely
Operations Executive for LNYDP
Rita first worked with us in 2019 as a Tour Assistant and now is the Operations Executive for LNYDP. She assists the Operations Director on the smooth running of the London Land Programme.