Who's Who

Executive Committee

Mark Cheffins

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Mike Felton

VICE CHAIRMAN TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance Retd.)

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Simon Bishop

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Tom Curry

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Pete Banfield

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Pete Bridges

TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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Julian Gough

CHAIRMAN        TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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John Willett

Music recordist (Freelance)

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Colin Macnab

TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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Malcolm Johnson

SECRETARIAT Consultant

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Simon Clark

Sound Recordist and lecturer (Freelance)

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Griff Hewis

Live Sound Engineer (Freelance)

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Keith Graham

MEMBERSHIP Radio drama mixer (BBC)

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Chris Woolf

Consultant (Freelance)

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Tom Curry

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Simon Clark

Sound Recordist and lecturer (Freelance)

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Keith Graham

MEMBERSHIP Radio drama mixer (BBC)

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Mike Felton

VICE CHAIRMAN TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance Retd.)

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Malcolm Johnson

SECRETARIAT Consultant

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Griff Hewis

Live Sound Engineer (Freelance)

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Chris Woolf

Consultant (Freelance)

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Mark Cheffins

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Julian Gough

CHAIRMAN        TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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John Willett

Music recordist (Freelance)

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Pete Banfield

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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Colin Macnab

TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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Pete Bridges

TV Sound Supervisor (Freelance)

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Simon Bishop

Sound Recordist (Freelance)

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IPS Fellows

FELLOWSHIP of the Institute ('FIPS') can be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Committee following nominations from members (including existing Fellows).

To qualify for consideration for Fellowship of the Institute, a person must be:

"Operationally outstanding in their area and/or have performed a long, honourable and highly regarded service to the IPS and/or to Professional Sound"

Peter Rayner

Peter Rayner

“An engineer born and bred” The son of a garage (and later machine tools company) owner, Peter Rayner feels that he was predestined to become an engineer. Some of his earliest toys were tools, including a junior hacksaw

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Graham Haines

Graham Haines

Graham joined the BBC from university and moved into BBC TV Outside Broadcasts in 1964, quickly establishing an…

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Vivienne Dyer

Vivienne Dyer

Vivienne Dyer began working at Rycote in 1985 when the company was run by its founder, John Gozzard and a mere handful of employees.

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Bob Conduct

Bob Conduct was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, and attended Saltley School in Birmingham, where, alongside a basically scientific education, he acquired a working knowledge of stage lighting and sound. The latter, coupled with an interest in radio, led him to

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Peter Thomas

Pete Thomas

Peter Thomas was born in Ramsgate Kent in 1955. Fascinated as a child by his grandfather’s wind up gramophone, he began collecting 78rpm records, the start of his life-long passion in sound and his love of music.

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Terry Tew

When Terry Tew started as a trainee in the sound department at the BBC in 1982, he already had a side hustle on the go, in the form of a small disco and PA hire business, covering local discos and  amateur dramatic events. Throughout his ten years at the BBC,

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Chris Woolf

Chris Woolf

Chris began as a Technical Operator with the BBC, when 600 ohm resistors were mandatory, and “digital” meant counting on your fingers.

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David Meares

David Meares

David Meares graduated from Salford University and joined the BBC’s Research Department in 1968.

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Robert Edwards

Robert is respected as the UK’s leading television sound supervisor and sound both for his work in the UK and around the world. He has been involved in television sound production for 45 years,

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Mick Sawaguchi

Mick Sawaguchi

Mick (Masaki) Sawaguchi graduated in 1971 in electronics from the Chiba Institute of Technology in Tokyo and joined NHK

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IPS Fellows RIP

We pay tribute to our deceased Fellows.

Ron Godwyn

Ron Godwyn RIP

Ron was the original editor of the Institute’s journal Line Up After four years with Plessey on loudspeaker development, Ron started at Philips Records (Marble Arch) as technical assistant in 1958. Four years later he became Head of the Studio Technical Department – seeing the studio through the ’60s with two major refits and many equipment…

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Adrian Kerridge

Adrian Kerridge RIP

When he retired as chairman of the Lansdowne group of studios in may 2010 Adrian told the IBS he had been 58 years in the business starting by sweeping up dog-ends at IBC studios. His connection with broadcasting began in the 1950s

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Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby RIP

Ray Dolby was mainly responsible for the development of the electronic aspects of the Ampex videotape recording system in the early 1950s.

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Louise Willcox RIP

1970: A couple of months after her twelfth birthday, Louise’s father was killed in an industrial accident, leaving her mum looking after four children. Life was a struggle, but with help from relatives, the family’s heads were kept above water. Singing, and playing either guitar or piano with the rest of the family kept Louise…

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Hugh Barker

Hugh Barker RIP

A BBC TV sound supervisor, renowned in the LE field, appointed in 1993. On leaving school Hugh Barker qualified at the British School of Wireless Telegraphy and then joined the International Marine Radio Company, serving for three years as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy. After completing his National Service in the RAF, where…

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Harold Kutscherauer RIP

A sound supervisor in BBC Radio outside broadcasts. Always known as “Kutsch”, Harold was the IBS’s first Fellow, appointed in 1983. This is his own story. After being discharged from the RAF on medical grounds in February 1943, I returned to my pre-service employers (an insurance firm) for a while and then changed my occupation…

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