Joe Steele is Chief Executive Officer of Encore, the UK’s largest independent ticketing technology company. Encore is passionate about empowering access and delivering audiences to the world’s best live entertainment and experiences, and has sold over £1billion worth of tickets since launch. He joined in January 2018 and brings significant digital growth and leadership experience from travel, hospitality and consumer-led marketplace businesses. Joe was formerly Group CEO of Bookatable, a dining marketplace business successfully exited and integrated into Michelin Group. His previous appointments in international digital leadership roles also include Expedia, Tripadvisor and Thomas Cook Group. Joe holds degrees from Cambridge University and University of British Columbia.