Our People

Senior Management Team

Kate Baillie
CEO, Biochemical Society
Managing Director, Portland Press

Lorraine Reese
Head of Conferences and Events

Malavika Legge
Director of Publishing

Clare Curtis
Head of Content and Engagement

Kofo Balogun
Head of HR, EDI and Technology

Doug Armin
Head of Finance and Governance

Events, Awards and Grants

Hannah Atkins (On Maternity)
Sponsorship and Grants

Sandra Matz Garaizábal
Events Organizer 

Karina Proshina (Maternity Cover)
Sponsorship and Grants


Charlotte Knight
Events Organizer

Lucy Ollett
Grants, Awards and Events Officer

Marketing and Communications

John Doddy
Marketing and Communications Manager

Samantha Connor
Marketing and Communications Officer 

Publishing Directorate


Laura Buchan
Publishing Operations Manager

Niamh Lynch
Managing Editor

Zara Manwaring
Managing Editor


Natalie Tawney
Commissioning Editor

Nicholas Walker
Production Editor

Shou Hwa Liu
Production Editor

Kimberly Bayley-Tweed
Production Editor

Joseph Temenu
Editorial Assistant

Danielle Raanan
Editorial Assistant

Orla Lappin
Content and Collaboration Co-ordinator

Julian Rodriguez
Commissioning Assistant

Olivia Rowe
Commissioning Assistant

Ciaran Hoogendoorn
Insights Manager

Amy Bradford
Publishing Support Officer

Sales and Membership

Paul Wearmouth 
Sales and Renewals Manager

Daniel Emerson
Customer Support Officer (Sales)


Kamal Hussain
Customer Support Officer (Membership and Finance)

Operations Directorate



Sarah Jenner
Governance Manager


Janaki O’Halpin
Governance Officer


Mo Agbelusi
Infrastructure Support Engineer

Olu Aofiyebi 
IT Support

Saffy Sharif
Digital Content Editor


Bridgette Gibson-Baca
Management Accountant

Mirko Cenzon
Finance Officer

Kemi Olagbegi
Ledger Clerk

Human Resources

Tumi Ladele 
HR Manager

Ikenna Abani
HR and Operations Officer