ABIA Council - The Association of British Introduction Agencies

Council members - 2013

Chairman of ABIA

Heather Heber-Percy of The County Register

Heather Heber-Percy first started The County Register in 1984, 30 years ago. The agency, which specialises in personal headhunting, is based in London but has clients across the UK and internationally in Europe and the USA.

Vice Chairman

Parag Bhargava of Suman Marriage Bureau

Suman Marriage Bureau is a founder member of the ABIA. Parag joined the council in 2001 following in his late father's footsteps and has led the development of the online Code of Practice as well as being responsible for the Associations presence in the South East.


Alex Mellor Brook of Select Personal Introductions

Alex Mellor-Brook, Head of PR & Marketing for Northwest based dating agency, Select Personal Introductions - Established 1997, has served as a Council member since 2001. After serving as Development Officer (UK), in May 2011, Alex was appointed Secretary for the Association of British Introduction Agencies.

Press Officer

Karen Mooney of Sara Eden Introductions

Karen Mooney founded Sara Eden Introductions in September 1988 and has served as a Council member since 1989. She is Press Officer for the ABIA.

Treasurer of the ABIA

Roland Stringer of RSVP

Roland is a Chartered Management Accountant and MBA. He is Marketing Director of RSVP. Roland's early career encompassed a range of finance and HR roles for large corporates. In more recent years, Roland has adapted these skills to a second career in management consultancy and he still retains an interest in niche consultancy Exiguus, alongside his RSVP role.

Council Member

Gary Katzler of Berkley International

Gary Katzler bought Berkeley International in 2003. The business has developed significantly since then and now has offices in key locations world-wide as well as its headquarters in London.


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