Meet the team


To contact staff members by email, use the format firstname [dot] surname [then] @theorsociety.com

Society Management

Gavin Blackett
Executive Director

Management and Strategy related queries.

Justin Mingaye
Head of Member Experience 

Management of membership, training and event queries.

Felicity McLeister
Deputy Executive Director

Management and Operations queries.

Diane Wilson
Executive Assistant

EA to Executive Director at The OR Society and Website Editor for EURO

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Jennie Phelps
Senior Administrator

General queries, training courses and accounts.

Membership

Justin Mingaye
Head of Member Experience 

Management of Joining The OR Society, requesting membership information, change of address, delivery of journals, subscription cancellations, applying for accreditation.

Rob Wallace
Senior Membership Administrator

Joining The OR Society, requesting membership information, change of address, delivery of journals, subscription cancellations, applying for accreditation.

Linda Francis
Membership Administrator

Joining The OR Society, requesting membership information, change of address, delivery of journals, subscription cancellations, applying for accreditation.

Conferences and Events

Justin Mingaye
Head of Member Experience 

Management of all aspects of conferences (bookings, abstract submissions, accommodation).

Hannah Wells
Events Manager 

Queries on all event and conference logistics and operations (including bookings, abstract submissions, accommodation)  

Sarah Parry
Event Coordinator

Queries on all aspects of conferences (bookings, abstract submissions, accommodation).

Karen Down
Event Coordinator

Queries on all aspects of Regional & Special Interest Group and all aspects of conferences (booking, abstract, submissions, accomodation).

Strategic Project Officers

Carol McLaughlin
Research & Publications Officer

Queries regarding OR-related research matters and the OR Society’s accreditation, awards and publications

Evelyn Hardy
Education Officer

Queries regarding OR in Schools and careers/education in OR.

Louise Allison
Pro Bono OR Manager 

Enquiries regarding Pro Bono OR

Journals

Mandy Blackett
Editorial Assistant

All Journal enquiries

Marketing and Communications

Tahirah McIntosh
Senior Marketing Manager 

Queries regarding management of public information and the promotion of OR.

Rachael Howes-Tonks
Content Manager

Queries regarding website content, PR and Inside OR magazine. 

Elli Michael
Mid-Weight Creative Designer

Queries regarding photography, website and print design. 

IT

Navin Mair
IT Manager

IT systems and technical problems regarding the website.