Paul Catchpole - Managing Director
Paul Catchpole, Managing Director & Founder of Commerce Interact has over 26 years of experience in the conference production industry. Paul launched, revitalised and grew successful teams, divisions and companies in New York, Chicago, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai and here in London before founding Commerce Interact. Paul graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in Anthropology and can often be found spontaneously spending his weekends on the move, chasing sun, snow and sea with his family.
Bonnie McLean - Division Director
Bonnie McLean, Division Director, moved to London from Sydney in 2013. Bonnie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Major in English Literature & Modern History and a Minor in Philosophy and has a Masters in Education and Teaching from the University of Western Sydney. Bonnie joined Commerce Interact in 2014 and, with over 12 years experience in the industry, heads up the Wine Trade Division. Bonnie’s experience, tenacity and a passion for people contribute to her ability to nurture and train the next generation of talent here. Bonnie is currently working her way through and extensive list of European cities to visit (and doing rather well).
Laura Pragnell - Division Director
Laura Pragnell, Division Director, joined Commerce Interact in 2013 and specializes in new product generation and validation, with a focus on the IT, Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors. Laura is also responsible for international portfolio development in new markets. Laura graduated from Birmingham University with a joint honours degree in Anthropology & Political Science. Laura is always planning her next climbing, hiking, skiing or sailing trip (or somehow managing to encompass all the above in one high octane adventure).
Valeria Perusi - Head of Business Development
Valeria Perusi, Head of Business Development, joined Commerce Interact in 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience specialising in export/import in the F&B market. Valeria is from Verona, Italy, and lived in Osaka, Japan and Hong Kong before moving to London. Valeria graduated from the University of Venice with a degree in Eastern Asia: Languages, Economics and Law and has a Masters in Export Management from ITA. Valeria can teach you useful phrases in Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese and Cantonese and is on first name terms with the staff at Gatwick airport due to the frequency of her trips.
Barbora Kuckova - Marketing Manager
Barbora Kuckova, Marketing Manager, joined Commerce Interact in early 2018 with over 10 years’ experience in B2B event marketing. Barbora has had extensive experience marketing to the IT, Finance, Oil & Gas, Mining and F&B industries. Before moving to London from Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 2012, Barbora graduated from the University of Bratislava in 2008 with a degree in Marketing Communications and the University of Zlín in 2010 with a Masters in Marketing Communications. Barbora is constantly sharing exotic snacks around the office that have arrived from her friends across the world and is a highly skilled dog trainer.