Our friendly 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 |

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

Member Operations Director |

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.

Julia Randall-Edwards

Head of Communications & Engagement |

Julia is responsible for the communications and engagement strategic approach at the Royal Economic Society having spent a number of years working as a consultant in senior roles in the charity and government sector.

Georgina Jenkins

Training & Events Manager |

Georgina has worked in event management within the not-for-profit sector for many years, more recently at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She is experienced in coordinating complex, large-scale conferences. Georgina has a background in marketing and design and holds a BA in silversmithing.

Antonia Glanfield

Publications Manager |

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.

Iara De Menezes

Finance and Membership Officer |

Iara joined the RES as Finance Officer in 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

Governance & Grants Officer |

Raj joined the Society in 2019. She has previous experience in office management for various organisations, including roles within logistics, media and aviation. Her responsibilities are to support the team across communications, events, and finance. She holds a BA Honours in History.

Stephanie Collier

Office Manager |

Stephanie joined the Royal Economic Society in 2022. She has a degree in Music and Masters in Musicology where she specialised in Beethoven. She has predominantly worked in classical music industry and charity sector. She began working in touring and artist management, and has moved over to operations and office management supporting senior managers in business operations.

Sam McLoughlin

Campaign Manager, Discover Economics |

Sam joined the Royal Economic Society in 2021 as Campaign Manager for Discover Economics, working to attract the brightest and best students to the subject irrespective of their background. He holds a BA in Economics from Newcastle University and has previously worked in the charitable sector, a secondary school and at an EdTech organisation.

Cesilia Sinur

Digital Communications Officer |

Cesilia joined the Royal Economic Society in 2021. She has BA in Advertising and BSS in Visual Comms & Journalism, as well as MSS in Media, Communications & Development. In addition, she has worked in marketing and communications/copywriting for several years within the corporate sector.