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.

Diane Wilson
Executive Assistant

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

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Training

Reporting to Head of Member Experience

Jennie Phelps
Senior Administrator

General queries, training courses and accounts.

Membership

Rob Wallace
Membership Operations & Insight Manager

Membership research and data analysis, member benefit delivery, accreditation administration and corporate member queries.

Linda Francis
Membership Administrator

General membership queries, student membership queries, subscription payments, help joining the society, delivery of journals, subscription cancellations.

Conferences and Events

Reporting to Head of Member Experience

Caitlin Griffin
Event Manager

Responsible for the event planning, logistics, management and delivery of the event programmes. 

Keri Porter-Kiely
Event Co-Ordinator

Supporting the event planning, logistics, management and delivery of the event programmes. 

Karen Down
Event Co-Ordinator

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

Strategic Project Officers

Reporting to Deputy Executive Director

Carol McLaughlin
Research & Publications Officer

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

Fay Moore
Education Manager

Queries regarding OR in Education, careers/education in OR and OR apprenticeships

Louise Allison
Pro Bono OR Manager 

Enquiries regarding Pro Bono OR

Journals

Reporting to Deputy Executive Director

Carol McLaughlin
Research & Publications Officer

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

Mandy Blackett
Editorial Assistant

All Journal enquiries

Marketing and Communications

Reporting to Deputy Executive Director

Rob Chidley
Marketing Manager

Queries regarding campaigns, guest blogging, PR and Inside OR magazine. 

Elli Michael
Mid-Weight Creative Designer

Queries regarding photography, website and print design. 

Sarah Parry
Marketing Executive 

Queries regarding emails, website, Inside OR magazine and reporting

IT

Reporting to Deputy Executive Director

Navin Mair
IT Manager

IT systems and technical problems regarding the website.