Meet the team …
New Leaf is a small events company that specialises in creating and delivering corporate, fundraising and celebratory occasions with maximum impact and return on investment. We believe in working closely with our clients to bring their ideas or projects to life, and to ensure their event makes a lasting impression and exceeds all expectations.
A problem solver with a calm and mature outlook on life, she is upbeat and passionate about people, and loves bringing people together at events. She enjoys globe-trotting, motorcycling, French cinema, and great food and wine. Usha believes in the spirit of community and the power of networks. She aims to create social value in all the connections she makes.
With a masters in translation and a passion for languages, Usha began her career in tourism and went on to create her own business importing and retailing fashion. The last 10 years have been spent sharing her commercial acumen with a number of social enterprises, local government agencies and NGO’s.
A former qualified sports coach she has owned a cricket and social club running large events and corporate sports days. Following her love of sports and event management she joined Team Army in June 2013 to contribute her 25 years of business experience to successfully lead the events side of the business, helping Team Army raise £5m in sponsorship. She managed the Sky-televised Army Sports Awards and has professionalised Team Army’s programme of annual events held at iconic sporting venues such as Lords, Twickenham and Sandown.
Kerry has a first class honours degree in Event Management from Plymouth University and has a background in office management; working in both private industries (legal, travel and tourism) and public sectors (NHS, academic institutions). An accomplished professional working with large-scale corporations, small businesses, start-ups, nonprofits and public funded establishments Kerry has over 15 years experience covering a wide spectrum of event planning.
For a substantial part of her career, Kerry lent her talents to the field of medical research, identifying and establishing annual symposiums and conferences, working with the Pharmaceutical industry and research Professors of Medicine in the South West. Working with sensitive information combined with a wide network of stakeholders, her skill at engaging with senior professionals and adhering to complex industry governance associated with multifaceted public funded services helped shape exciting, memorable and successful experiences.
Kerry joined Team Army in February 2016 to manage sponsors and sporting association accounts and to administer the “back office” functions. She has continued to build her career through her work with Team Army delivering high quality sporting events and valuing the importance of building on business relationships.
Now a Partner at New Leaf Events, she brings years of experience and talent to the business, maintaining a vision of bespoke oriented event creation.