Our people

Our friendly and committed staff are based at the RES's Westminster office and are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Society under the direction of the Chief Executive. 

Leighton Chipperfield

Chief Executive | l.chipperfield@res.org.uk

Leighton joined the RES as Chief Executive in 2017. Prior to joining the Society, Leighton held senior roles at a large academic publisher and at the Microbiology Society. A social scientist by background, he has a postgraduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Marie-Luiza De Menezes

Operations Manager | operations@res.org.uk

Marie-Luiza manages all operations within the Society, covering Finance, Human Resources, Events, Grants and Council Elections. She is also data protection lead on GDPR. Marie-Luiza has an extensive background as a senior manager within the Charity Sector specialising in new projects around organisational change and workforce development.

Barry Watts

Communications and Engagement Manager | bwatts@res.org.uk

Barry manages all our communication and engagement activities and is the main point of contact for the media and other organisations. He has a background in working in politics and with the press. Please contact him if you want to receive our media briefings covering articles from The Economic Journal.

Antonia Glanfield

Publications Officer | EJ@res.org.uk

Antonia has worked in academic publishing since completing her Publishing MA at Oxford Brookes University in 2016. Notably, Antonia has previous experience of working on a society journal at the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO). In addition to a Publishing MA, Antonia holds a Psychology BSc.

Gabriella Di Salvo

Events and Conference Co-ordinator | events@res.org.uk

Gabriella joined the Society in 2018. She has a background in communications and events holding an MA in Communications Management at London Metropolitan University. She is responsible for the society’s main events throughout the year, including the annual public lecture and annual conference.

Iara De Menezes

Finance Officer | finance@res.org.uk

Iara joined the RES as Finance Officer on 3 December 2018. She holds a first class BA in Journalism from the Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil. She is currently studying for an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, and previously worked at The Nautical Institute as their Finance Assistant Manager.

Raj Chana

Executive Coordinator | RESOffice@res.org.uk

Raj joined the Society in January 2019. She has previous experience in Office Management for various types of companies, including roles within logistics, media and aviation. Her responsibilities are to support the team across communications, events, and finance.