Our team

AMOSSHE is directed an Executive Committee of twelve AMOSSHE members and Student Services professionals. The Executive, who include AMOSSHE's Chair and Vice Chairs, are elected by the members and volunteer their time to ensure that AMOSSHE works in the best way to support our members, the sector and the student experience.

AMOSSHE also employs a team of permanent staff who manage the running and development of the organisation, guided by the elected Executive Committee. The permanent team are based in AMOSSHE's National Office in London. Meet the National Office team.

2023/24 Executive Committee

Read about the 2023 AMOSSHE Executive Committee elections.

Jill StevensonJill Stevenson, Chair

Jill is Director of Student Life at Robert Gordon University.

Emma BalesEmma Bales, Vice Chair

Emma is Director of Student Services at the University of Cumbria.

Helen McNeelyHelen McNeely, Vice Chair (Operations)

Helen is Head of Student and Academic Affairs at Queen's University Belfast.

Chris WarringtonChris Warrington, Vice Chair (Professional Development)

Chris is Director of Student Experience and Support at the University of Leeds.

About the Executive

The Executive Committee has four named Chair roles with specific responsibilities. The other eight Executive members lead on various aspects of AMOSSHE work as decided by the Committee. The Executive Committee all commit to their role descriptions and values.

Executive roles

The Executive Committee is elected by ballot, with each AMOSSHE member organisation casting one vote for each vacant role on the committee. No member can serve for more than eight consecutive years.

The Executive Committee meets several times a year to discuss strategy and guide the direction of AMOSSHE. You can read the agendas and minutes of the Executive meetings.

Executive meetings

Find out from past and present Executive members what being on the AMOSSHE Executive is like, and why you should consider joining the Executive Committee. 

Taking part

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Please get in touch to contact any of the AMOSSHE Executive team

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Aleata Alstad-CalkinsAleata Alstad-Calkins, Executive Member

Aleata is Director of Student Support & Success at the University of Roehampton.

Sally LambahSally Lambah, Executive Member

Sally is Head of Student Support and Wellbeing at Wrexham University.

Sammy LiSammy Li, Executive Member

Sammy is Assistant Director of Student Affairs (Postgraduate and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) at the University of Birmingham.

Ian MuntonIan Munton, Executive Member

Ian is Director of Student Services at Aberystwyth University.

Paul RossiPaul Rossi, Executive Member

Paul is Head of Student Advice & Safeguarding Support at University of the Arts London.

Andy ShanksAndy Shanks, Executive Member

Andy is Director of Student Wellbeing at the University of Edinburgh.

Ravteg Singh Dhesi, Executive Member

Ravteg is Director of Education (Operations) at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Sarah SweeneySarah Sweeney, Executive Member

Sarah is Head of Student Support and Wellbeing at Lancaster University.

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National Office team

John Bloomfield, Executive Director

John Bloomfield

John provides operational, strategic, and financial support to the AMOSSHE Executive Committee to ensure that they are able to fulfill their role and act properly on behalf of the membership. John is also responsible for line management of the National Office staff and for managing AMOSSHE's projects and events programme.

Benjamin Parsons, Head of Engagement

Benjamin ParsonsBenjamin manages our membership experience, our professional development program, delivers a coordinated communications strategy, conducts member research, and more. 

Get in touch

You can get in touch with the National Office team by email, phone or visiting the office.

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Michelle Scop, Office and Operations Coordinator

Michelle ScopMichelle ensures the quality and efficiency of AMOSSHE's administration, including support for members, sponsors and general queries, finance administration, and the administrative functions of the AMOSSHE National Office.

Julia Jean-Baptiste, Communications Officer

Julia Jean-BaptisteJulia helps implement our communications strategy, ensuring a consistent tone and voice throughout all our channels, and produces our weekly newsletters, website content, and social media activities.

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