Meet the Board

Ron Burges

Founder and Executive Chairman of BiP Solutions

Ron founded BiP Solutions in 1984 to publish the UK’s first directory of public sector contract opportunities, Contrax Weekly.

Prior to this he had a successful career in the motor and cleaning trades. He was CEO of the company from its creation, before becoming Executive Chairman during a business restructure in May 2012. Ron is also an accomplished writer on procurement issues and a speaker and presenter at conferences nationally and internationally. He now focuses on the strategic direction of the company and its expansion into new markets.


Simon Burges

Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined BiP in 1998 and has worked in a variety of roles with a particular focus on growing and developing BiP’s Events and Exhibitions portfolio. Following a period as Sales & Marketing Director, he moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer of the BI Division in May 2012 and was appointed CEO of the business in May 2016.

As CEO, Simon has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational success of the organisation, is a member of the Executive Board and chairs both the Operational and Steering Boards.


Steering Board

Alan Mathie

Associate Director, Human Resources

Sam Gilding

Associate Director, Media & Marketing Solutions

David Brown

Associate Director, Commercial

Jo McCallum

Associate Director, Digital Marketing & Product Innovation

Senior Management Team

Anne McKinnon

Lindsay has worked in sales and marketing for over 20 years, predominantly in the publishing industry, gaining a wealth of experience in subscription marketing and technology. In 2013, Lindsay joined BiP Solutions as the Event Marketing Manager working closely with government bodies, industry associations and buying groups. In 2017 she was invited to join the Leadership Team as Head of Content and Creative Services, then in 2018 became Head of Marketing Services spearheading a key part of BiP’s shared services and managing the corporate content strategy.

Head of Public Sector Sales