Sustainable Events: We design events for you with large impact but minimal carbon footprint.
Social Good in Every Detail: We help you embed positive social impact through speakers, guests, and community engagement.
Strategic Event Planning: Develop event strategies that align with your goals and effectively convey your message.
Logistical Excellence: Our dedicated team of global sustainable event experts is committed to bringing your vision to life.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Legacy, Abena guides the strategic direction of Legacy, devising innovative formats and processes, developing client relationships and managing a high-performing team. A Chartered Scientist with over 20 years experience of working in sustainability, Abena’s expertise encompasses carbon reduction, material use and social sustainability, with a focus on positive community impact. With a proven track record in delivering successful, high-level projects, she is known for her conscientiousness and versatility.
With a background straddling environmental impact assessment and events, Carole is the engine of the Legacy team; overseeing budgets, HR, team management, performance tracking and ensuring operational excellence for the team and our clients. Carole has been nominated by C&IT as one of the top 35 Event Planners in the UK. Her meticulous approach includes monitoring events against sustainability criteria and sourcing mission-aligned suppliers to translate sustainability best practices into tangible results.
HEAD OF EVENTS
An accomplished project and contracts leader with over 15 years overseeing strategic programmes, Libby has managed over £30 million in assets and procurement. She honed these competencies early in her career while working for Tourism Partnership North Wales, where she coordinated event programming and cross-regional marketing campaigns. As Head of Event Management for Legacy, Libby now applies her tactical skills to coordinating the logistics for sustainable events, assisting clients to adopt best practice whilst minimising environmental impact.
SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGER
With nearly a decade dedicated to sustainable event management, Iga excels at transforming client visions into tangible experiences. She is highly skilled at securing venues and suppliers aligned with sustainable values, and orchestrating in-person, hybrid and virtual events with good humour, flair and exceptional attention to detail. Her educational degrees combined with her multilingual skills, operational leadership, and future-focused approach contribute to Legacy’s ongoing influence in the sector, championing sustainability industrywide.
An accomplished Product leader with 10+ years driving business growth, Angela has shaped Legacy Marketplace’s vision and strategy since 2021. Her responsibilities involve working closely with leadership to set ambitious targets, understand the users’ problems, and deliver market-ready (ish) products. Known for her strategic decision-making, operational excellence and use of emojis, Angela has a proven track record of success across past roles in management, business development, and product leadership.
SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
An innovative Events Strategist with 10+ years’ experience delivering creative, sustainable programs globally, Marion led multiple aspects of Formula E’s fan experience, considerably reducing environmental impact. Leveraging her MBA and MSc degrees and motorsport/prestige brand expertise, she thrives on coordinating complex events end-to-end. Marion sources and supports Legacy’s partners, creates sustainability tracking frameworks, and facilitates smooth sales transactions – upholding Legacy’s mission through her passion, operational expertise and structured approach.
Kamlesh, a seasoned PHP developer with over 7 years of experience, specializes in crafting high-performance web applications using Laravel, CodeIgniter, and Yii. His expertise extends to building customized ecommerce platforms, integrating APIs, and managing Linux servers. As a Developer at Legacy, he combines analytical skills and sustainability values to architect an engaging our Legacy Marketplace platform, focusing on user experience, page speed optimization, sprint planning, and accessibility standards.
Abena’s passion for sustainability was sparked early on in her career as a Space Scientist, where she witnessed first hand the alarming impacts of rising emissions on planetary systems and the urgent need to change course. Prior to founding Legacy, Abena worked as a senior member of the Sustainability team for an internationally renowned architecture practice, as a Consultant at one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary engineering companies and inhouse as the Sustainability Manager at a social organisation.
Abena has always been passionate about supporting and scaling solutions that can have a transformative impact on pressing social and environmental issues. After over 15 years of striving to drive change, Abena was struck by the disconnect in 2016 – why didn’t the events she was involved with reflect the purposeful values of the organisation? Knowing events have profound power to shape community consciousness, Abena founded Legacy to bridge this gap.
Legacy brings Abena’s mission of revolutionising the events sector to life. Her team helps renowned clients like Spotify, GE and Formula E coordinate fully sustainable conferences, product launches, activations, away days, incentives and more. As Legacy’s Founder and Managing Director, Abena key strengths lie in simplifying complex sustainability into implementable solutions for event planning. Beyond organising, through training, workshops, audits and bespoke advice, she supports event professionals to embed sustainability into any event’s DNA.
Abena has contributed extensively to publications, blogs and lectures, establishing herself as a thought leader in the sector. A Chartered Scientist with 20+ years in sustainability and leadership, Abena has grown Legacy into an award-winning agency, including the Conference News’ award for CSR and the Conference Awards Silver award for Sustainability.
Her vision is to inspire a movement where environmentally sustainable and socially responsible events become the new norm – not through restriction and sacrifice, but through collectively establishing sustainability as an engine for more vibrant, bold and creative events than the industry has seen before.