Who are we?

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 team.

2021/22 Executive Committee

Read about the election of the 2021/22 Executive Committee: AMOSSHE elects a new Chair, Vice Chair and Executive Committee members.

Jill StevensonJill Stevenson, Chair

Jill is Dean of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Director of Student Services at the University of Stirling.

Simon Lee, Vice ChairSimon Lee

Simon is Assistant Director – Student Journey (Student Support Services) at the University of Sunderland.

Helen McNeelyHelen McNeely, Vice Chair (Operations)

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

Nic StreatfieldNic Streatfield, Vice Chair (Professional Development)

Nic is Deputy Director of Student Services at the University of East London.

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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Emma BalesEmma Bales, Executive Member

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

Craig BestCraig Best, Executive Member

Craig is Head of Division, Student and Academic Services at The University of Manchester.

Kelsey CowardKelsey Coward, Executive Member

Kelsey is Head of Operations at Cardiff University.

Sarah Cavendish, Executive Member

Sarah is Head of Student Support Services at the University of Leicester.

Sammy LiSammy Li, Executive Member

Sammy is Adviser on Student Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Birmingham.

Claire SlaterClaire Slater, Executive Member

Claire is Director of Student Life and Wellbeing at the University of Bristol.

Sarah SweeneySarah Sweeney, Executive Member

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

Chris WarringtonChris Warrington, Executive Member

Chris is Head of Student Support at the University of Leeds.


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, Operations Manager

Anya KnightAnya ensures the quality and efficiency of AMOSSHE’s events, member support, administration, and finance processes. Anya is responsible for 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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Hiba tul Habib, Administration and Communications Officer

Hiba tul Habib

Hiba helps to ensure the quality and efficiency of AMOSSHE’s administration, member support, events, finance administration, and communications. Hiba is responsible for detailed administration and finance support, and collating and writing content for AMOSSHE members and public communications channels.

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