Cleo Dunkley

Events and Engagement Manager


As Conference and Engagement Manager, Cleo is responsible for the planning, logistics and on the day management of Smith School's flagship event, The World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment. In addition to this, she is the main point of contact across the School for those wishing to host events.

Cleo has a background in logistical and delegate management in both national and international conferences. Most of which required management of high level government officials and ministerial speakers from across the globe. She has a special interest in the Middle East and spent six months secondment in Bahrain understanding the culture of running an event in the region.  

Prior to joining the Smith School, Cleo was a Conference and Events Manager at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an international research institute that provides objective information on military geopolitical and geo-economic developments that could lead to conflict. In this role Cleo coordinated all international event logistics and delegate management, including but not limited to, pre-event and onsite logistics, global team management, venue sourcing, venue management, stage design and production, and audio-visual and technical coordination.

Cleo has a BA in Leisure & Tourism from Leeds Metropolitan University.