Meet the team

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

Society Management

Seb Hargreaves
Executive Director

Management and Strategy.

Sarah Davies
Head of Membership Engagement

Membership engagement and strategy.

Carol McLaughin
Head of Professional Services

Covering Research, Publications, Education, Pro Bono and Awards.

Alex Burdon
Head of Qualifications and Awards

Diane Wilson
Executive Assistant

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


IT & Technology

Navin Mair
Head of Technology


Jennie Phelps
Senior Finance Officer

General queries, training courses and accounts.

Antoine Williams
Business Administration Apprentice


Rob Wallace
Membership Operations & Insight Manager
Data Protection Officer

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

Data protection and privacy queries.

Linda Francis
Membership Administrator

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

Conferences and Events

Caitlin Griffin
Event Manager

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

Emma Nelson
Event and Partnerships Officer

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

Karen Down
Event Officer

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

Strategic Projects

Chiara Carparelli
Education Manager

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

Eve Hardy
Pro Bono OR Manager 

Enquiries regarding Pro Bono OR

Research and Publications

Sophie Rouse
Research and Publications Coordinator

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

Marketing and Communications

Elli Michael
Lead Designer

Queries regarding social media, graphics and print design. 

Sarah Parry
Marketing Executive 

Queries regarding emails, website, Inside OR magazine and reporting


Kelly McGrath
EPA Operations Manager


Mandy Stirling
EPA Coordinator