Meet the Team


Ella Churchill

Our rising star! Ella has taken on the baton of leadership for the CAR-TCR Series and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her work in the CAR and TCR industry. Ella is a mover and a shaker bringing through the latest insights and companies to the agenda. She goes above and beyond, always leading by example. A food lover at heart, pre-lockdown Ella could be found roaming around the top spots of London hunting down culinary gems.


Georgina FitzGerald

Georgie brings a wealth of marketing knowledge and creative ideas with her and executes these with an immense passion for the portfolio and its clients. Her Irish charm and warm nature are unmistakable – always with a smile on her face, you’ll see it filter through on emails, on our website, and most importantly as she welcomes you onsite. Georgie is the kind to get stuck in and will always have your back!

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Catherine Alderson

The newest full-time addition to the team; Catherine defines precision, event management was her calling and so down from the North, she popped to London and brought all her proactive attitude and care with her – no stone is left unturned when Catherine’s at the operational wheel. Customer care and dedication to a job well-done runs in her veins – she’s unstoppable. Bubbles in hand, she’ll kickback over the weekends brunching with friends!


Jonathan Kilby-Phillips

Our resident Welshman, Jonathan, is a veteran in these parts having seen more CAR-TCR Summits than London’s seen sunny days. Whilst he’ll jump into any sporting activity or event, he’s a massive football fan and plays as a goalkeeper for more teams than there are days in the week. “He’s always there when you need him” – Georgina FitzGerald

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Bashir Langhi

CAR-TCR runs in the family blood of our newest addition as Bashir Langhi’s older brother Mo Langhi worked on the original CAR-TCR back in 2015. An avid gym goer will ensure “Bash” has the energy and stamina to go above and beyond both physically and mentally whatever task is given to him. It’s not all work and no play with this one however as if you pop out the disco ball and give him some floor space, this guy would put Channing Tatum to shame with his dance skills which cannot be matched!

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Tom Weir

Originally trained in Medicine, Tom swapped Cannulas for all things CAR-TCR. He brings plenty of enthusiasm and expertise to help you navigate your way through a packed agenda of superstar speakers. Calm and level-headed, he’s always there to lend an ear and brighten up your day. Beyond the walls of Hanson Wade Tom can be found pounding the pavements of Oxford getting race ready for his next Marathon!

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Emma Schrod

Joining the CAR-TCR team for the first time, Emma has slotted in seamlessly and injected bundles of skill, energy and enthusiasm. When she is not talking about the latest advances in cell therapy with our delegates, she can be found watching the entire Disney collection on repeat and going on walkies with her sausage dog Nelson. A star of her university choir and once tipped to be the next Adele, the West End's loss is very much Hanson Wade's gain!

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Shaksita Desai

Here from the very beginning of the CAR-TCR journey, Shaks is the central pillar of our team with her passion to help industry find a cure for cancer. As the Managing Director she is responsible for evolving the meeting into the beast it is today! Outside of providing guidance and high levels of encouragement to the team, you’ll probably find Shaks baking a masterpiece in the kitchen or simply relaxing in style with an ice cream or two - sometimes even for breakfast!

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Less than 1% of the world population can speak 5 languages fluently, our lovely Lisa is one of them! This international sensation born in Germany and raised in Beijing has brought the CAR-TCR Summit to life over the past 6 years. From inauguration to late 2020 – she spear-headed the event management of the CAR-TCR portfolio. She continues to deliver events with passion, joy, and military precision – always open to offer a hand or ear to teammates and clients alike when you need it