Kelly du Preez

Kelly du Preez

Operations Director

BSc (Hons) Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management

MSc Recreation Management

Kelly is a highly experienced Project Manager, specialising in the feasibility, procurement and delivery of venues. Kelly has over 20 years’ experience advising in the sport, culture and entertainment sectors.

Prior to joining IPW Kelly spent seven years working with PMP, one of the world’s largest management consultancies specialising in sport, leisure, and culture.

Kelly leads IPW’s work on arenas, music venues and the business events sector.

She has managed or advised on a wide range of projects in the UK and internationally, including:

Kelly has significant experience in successfully managing the procurement and development of venues from both client and bid team perspectives.

Kelly also leads our Improving Performance With service, improving the operating performance of a range of different venues for clients.

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to think again.”

Pop Quiz

How long have you been with IPW…?

I started in 2009

Where have you worked previously?

PMP Consultancy Ltd

What do you bring to the team?

a sense of humour

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

England Football Manager

Live anywhere, take everything, where would you go?

Outer space

What are you most passionate about in life?

Women's rights, but generally prepared to argue about anything!


F1 and tennis

Desert Island disc?

Anything by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Go-to dish?

Cheese salad sandwich

Meet the rest of the team

Nick Russell
Nick RussellDirector
Kelly du Preez
Kelly du PreezOperations Director
Tristan Pople
Tristan PopleAssociate Director
Stewart Nicholson
Stewart NicholsonAssociate Director
Elliott Russell
Elliott RussellSenior Consultant
Bryan Beattie
Bryan BeattieHead of Culture
Alan Robinson
Alan RobinsonAssociate
Stuart Shanks
Stuart ShanksConsultant
Jim Kay
Jim KayAssociate
Neill Woodger
Neill WoodgerAssociate
Mubeen Ahmed
Mubeen AhmedConsultant
Jack Powis
Jack PowisResearch Consultant
Billy Mills
Billy MillsVenue Analyst
Tracy Russell
Tracy RussellPA and Office Manager