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

Contact us

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.


National Office team

John Bloomfield, Executive Director

John Bloomfield

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

Benjamin Parsons, Head of Engagement

Benjamin ParsonsBenjamin manages how AMOSSHE communicates with members and develops the membership community. His work includes devising and delivering a coordinated communications strategy, keeping members up to date with news, conducting member research, and design.

Anya Barbazza, Events and Sponsorship Manager

Anya KnightAnya ensures the quality and efficiency of AMOSSHE’s events, smooth and engaging interactions with members and third parties, and developing and delivering professional development events.

Get in touch

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

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Sam Boyle, Senior Policy and Research Officer

Sam BoyleSam helps improve and develop existing and new resources for AMOSSHE members, including helping us to produce research and reports on sector challenges through initiatives such as our benchmarking surveys. Sam works with members to interpret reports and frameworks from a Student Services perspective, and leads on our policy positions and responses.

Michelle Scop, Office and Operations Coordinator

Michelle 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.

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