IABM Board

Established in 1976, IABM is controlled through a Members' Board which comprises elected and appointed Directors. Elected members serve for two years. 

The Board is responsible for the overall operation of IABM. It also sets, reviews and changes as necessary the policies of the association, which are then implemented by the IABM Team. The members' board also exercises overall financial control.

IABM Board

James Gilbert - IABM Chair

Pixel Power

James Gilbert is CEO and co-founder of Pixel Power, a media entertainment technology provider for master control, channel branding and both traditional and IP-based broadcast playout. He is an active member of SMPTE, IET and RTS and is chairman of the board of IABM. Gilbert is also involved in founding organisations promoting interoperability and virtualisation in the broadcast industry. Since launching the company in 1987, Gilbert has served in many roles from principal architect of the original graphics equipment through to IP technology engineering. He also serves as chief business development officer where his engineering background provides an excellent basis for him to act as the key interface between customers and product development, ensuring that he remains closely involved in the technical specification process. This unique combination of experience makes him an industry authority on television branding, graphics and media delivery solutions, how these integrate with the evolving technologies and serve as the public personality of a broadcast television channel’s business.

Jan Eveleens - Immediate Past Chair

Axon Digital Design

Jan is the CEO of Axon Digital Design. Prior to joining Axon Jan,was a member of the Grass Valley executive management team and responsible for their broadcast camera division. Jan started his career with Philips Electronics where he was deeply involved in D2-MAC, PALplus, HD-MAC, and DVB/MPEG-2 transmission systems as well as Conditional Access systems and watermarking solutions.

Dr Jörg Pohlman


Jörg Pohlman studied law in both Germany and the US (LL.M., George Washington University). Before joining BMW in 1997 as head of the BMW Group trademark department, he worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. In 2002, he switched to the business side and took over management positions in BMW Group’s sales and marketing division. In 2008 he joined BMW Group’s project i, a team that had been formed by the BMW Management Board to develop new and innovative concepts for mobility. In January 2010, he took over as managing director of the newly founded joint venture between BMW Group and SGL Group, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers with production locations in Moses Lake, WA / USA and Wackersdorf, Germany. In October 2014, Joerg Pohlman joined the ARRI Group as a member of the Executive Board in Munich, Germany.

Kevin Usher


Kevin is Director Global Presales Storage & Archive Solutions at Avid. Throughout his 18 year tenure at Avid Kevin,has held a variety of positions which included managing the solutions development team, product management and product marketing for Avid’s professional video products in EMEA. His experience in the broadcast, television and communications industries spans over 28 years with previous positions held at Grass Valley, Sony Broadcast, Independent Broadcasting Authority and Phillips Telecommunications.

Nicki Fisher


Nicki is the EMEA Sales Director for Clear-Com, responsible for sales of Clear-Com’s products and solutions across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Clear-Com in April 2014, Nicki was the Sales Director for the Tektronix EMEA Video Business for eight, years where she was responsible for sales of Video Analysis and Monitoring equipment into the Broadcasting, Post Production and Telecoms markets. Nicki spent 11 years working for Agilent (formerly Hewlett Packard), where she was the first female Account Manager for the UK Aerospace and Defence business and also European Regional Sales Manager for the Communications Test Business.

Michael Accardi


Michael Accardi is an experienced leader in the broadcast industry known for putting his customers first. With more than 27 years in management, sales, marketing and product development for broadcast manufacturers, Michael has procured an expansive skill set that stems from his work at top-tier companies such as Sachtler, Anton/Bauer, Autoscript and Vitec Videocom. He recently tapped into that knowledge as he, along with partners Brian Larter and Peter Carey, launched CueScript, with the goal of growing this new company into a leading prompting solutions brand. Prior to launching CueScript, Michael served as Executive Vice President of Vitec Videocom, Americas, from 2010 to 2012. He managed the sales staff for the Americas, while acting as the sales liaison to all factories, including the engineering, quality control and marketing departments. Michael also led two well-known companies within Vitec Videocom, Americas, serving as Anton/Bauer President from 2008 to 2012 and Autoscript Owner/President from 2004 to 2008. As President of Anton/Bauer, Michael strategically led the company, strengthening its position as a leading expert in mobile power technology for the broadcast market. He also worked to re-establish the brand as a pioneer of mobile healthcare technology. He succeeded in his efforts and beyond, further developing Anton/Bauer’s market share in the cine industry. During his time there, Michael expanded the U.S.-based company’s reach in the EMEA and Latin America regions, doubling EMEA sales within four years. Michael also expanded the sales and marketing staff to support company advancement and improve customer relations, ensuring that the brand consistently upheld its strong presence throughout the company’s evolution. While Owner/President of Autoscript, Michael introduced the U.K.-based prompting manufacturer to the Americas, establishing its U.S. manufacturing service division in order to increase quality, customer satisfaction and profit. After achieving industry leadership in two years and building a distribution model with network support from key OEMs, vendors, and partnerships, Michael achieved exceptional growth in market share, which significantly contributed to increased sales per camera and acquisition of additional profits.

Dennis Breckenridge

Elevate Broadcast

More than 20 years in Broadcast business management, development and sales, as well as extensive experience in the Asia Pacific Region. Dennis is known for creating solutions unique to customers’ requirements, production style and budget. Dennis’ experience spans not only technical sales and design but also the creative production aspects of the business, most recently as producer for the SEA Games Opening and Closing Ceremony in Myanmar.

Muriel De Lathouwer

EVS Broadcast Equipment

Muriel De Lathouwer is the Managing Director & CEO of EVS since 2014 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2013. Before joining EVS, Muriel De Lathouwer spent almost 20 years in the telecom, high tech, IT and media industries. She started her career as IT consultant at Accenture followed by seven years at McKinsey, where she became Associate Principal and advised major cable and telecom operators, as well as media and high tech companies around the world. Most recently, Muriel De Lathouwer was the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the executive committee of the Belgian mobile telecom operator BASE. She is an Engineer in Nuclear Physics (ULB, Brussels), and holds an MBA from Insead (Paris).

Marco Lopez

Grass Valley

Marco is the President of Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. He was appointed to this post following a lengthy career with Miranda, one of the entities combined by Belden to create Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in 2014. In this role, he's responsible for all worldwide operations for Grass Valley, the flagship brand of Belden’s broadcast platform. Marco has had a distinguished career of over 20 years in the broadcast industry, having led teams in various functions at Matrox Electronics prior to joining Miranda.

Glenn Lebrun

Imagine Communications

Glenn is Vice President of Product and Strategic Marketing at Imagine Communications. He and his team are responsible for global marketing strategy and go-to-market execution for Imagine’s advertising management, playout, networking, and distribution product portfolios, as well as the company’s end-to-end solutions and services. Prior to Imagine, Glenn spent two decades in telecom finance and marketing including the last decade at GENBAND, Inc. helping operators understand and experience the benefits of transitioning their networks to next generation IP technology.

Andreas Hilmer


Andreas Hilmer is Director Marketing and Communications at Lawo and has been in the broadcast industry since 2004, when he started in the same position for Riedel Communications. He was instrumental in founding MNA and AIMS, where he is serving as member of the board since then. In his roles at both broadcast manufacturers and industry organizations, Andreas has shown his ability for providing strategic guidance based on a holistic point of view and proven his commitment to serve on behalf of the broadcast industry.

Alison Pavitt

Pebble Beach

Alison is the World-Wide Marketing Manager for Pebble Beach Systems and has worked in broadcast since 1987 when she joined graphics company Aston Electronic Designs as Sales Engineer. Her many years of experience in the industry encompass a wide range of commercial roles including reseller network management, product demonstration and training, event management, copywriting, product and corporate branding, budget setting, web design and press relations. Fluent in German and (almost) French, in her spare time she loves to ski and sail. Alison is also a keen reader, finding herself the member of 3 Book Groups, which can be confusing!

Tim Felstead

Snell Advanced Media

Tim is Head of Product Marketing for SAM and has been in our industry for over 25 years. Having worked for Thomson, Grass Valley, Harris (now Imagine Communications) and Rohde and Schwarz, along with Systems Integration and Product Distributor experience at ATG Danmon, Tim,is highly experienced in sales and marketing management for broadcast and media businesses. He started work as a Software Engineer in 3D graphics and animation becoming quickly enamored with our Industry, and has held roles such as Product Management, Segment Marketing, General Management and Product Marketing. He has three,degrees to his name but doesn't’t sing.

Peter Sykes


Peter is the Strategic Technology Development Manager for Sony Professional Solutions Europe. He has worked in the content and media technology industry for 30 years and has been involved in the introduction of some of Sony’s most exciting professional developments including the Digital Betacam, XDCAM and HDCAM production formats. As Strategic Technology Development Manager, Peter is currently involved in the introduction of key technologies such as Ultra High Definition for the European professional market. Based in the UK, he recently lead the project to create Sony’s new Digital Motion Picture Centre for Europe located at Pinewood Studios.

Esther Mesas


Esther Mesas’ credentials include a degree in Physical Science and a post-graduate master’s degree in Business Administration. Her education prepared her a career in a technical field, but her talent, capabilities and leadership skills have earned her a place as a highly respected contributing member of the broadcast community. Esther has been involved in the broadcast and IT sector for over 16 years. Since entering the industry as a software developer, her positions have included junior and senior developer, analyst, project manager, Business Developer, CFO and CSMO, position she presently holds. As a result of Esther’s determination, knowledge and skill, broadcasters in every major international market are benefitting from Tedial’s innovative solutions that are changing the way media is managed, and monetized.

Anna Lockwood


Anna Lockwood is an experienced media industry executive specializing in digital media and broadcasting consulting. Anna has had global media technology leadership roles in London, Singapore and Boston, working across Presales, Consulting, Business Development and Sales. She is currently based in Sydney and works at Telstra at the convergence of the traditional broadcast industry and leading edge telecommunications and digital platforms. In addition to her role at Telstra, Anna is a board member of the SMPTE Australia Section, and is active in industry initiatives around innovation, women in technology, and education and training.

David MacGregor

TSL Systems

David has 50 years' experience in the broadcast industry, initially as a Design and Development Engineer with EMI, followed by,senior engineering roles for the likes of Thames, Grampian and Yorkshire Television. He later co-founded Television Systems Ltd (TSL) and is a member of the Royal Television Society; SMPTE and a member of the IBC Exhibition committee.

Appointed Members

Graham Pitman

Vice Chair

Graham is Vice Chair of IABM and has a broadcasting career spanning four decades. Starting out at BBC engineering, Graham was a co-founder at Pro-Bel, became SVP of Sales and Marketing at Chyron, led the MBO of Pro-Bel from Chyron and subsequently played a pivotal role in merging Pro-Bel with Snell & Wilcox to create Snell. Graham has considerable M&A experience and strong connections with the financial community. He is increasingly focused upon the strategic challenges facing companies in the sector. Graham is also Chairman at Yospace and Chairman at ATG.

Peter White

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive Peter’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of the association’s strategies; representing our members at executive level to organizations around the world and overseeing the smooth running of IABM. Together with the whole team Peter is focused on establishing IABM as the authoritative voice of the industry.
Originally Peter qualified as an accountant and before joining IABM he enjoyed a long career as the FD and then CEO of many complex organizations across a number of sectors including printing and graphics, direct response and direct marketing, high tech capital equipment manufacturing and nursery products design, manufacturing and retail. He has also been a Tutor at the Leadership Trust, a consultant for lean manufacturing, best practice and Kaizen, and Chair of PE backed businesses.


Lucinda Meek

Finance Director

Lucinda is Finance Director and Company Secretary for IABM and has been with the Association since 2006. She is responsible for IABM’s financial, legal and corporate matters and is a qualified chartered accountant having trained with Deloitte Haskins and Sells (now PwC).

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