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Hodgkin Huxley House, 30 Farringdon Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3AW

Main telephone number: 020 3434 2020

Professional Registration: 020 3434 2028 /

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Staff team

Belinda PhippsDiana Garnham

Chief Executive

Telephone: 020 3434 2024
Email: Belinda

Belinda has overall responsibility for the smooth running of the secretariat, for internal and external relations and policy development.  She is secretary to the Board and Council, and takes the lead with projects and activities on sustainability, equality and diversity, and public trust and confidence in science.


Nicola HannamNicola Hannam

Director of Development

Telephone: 020 3434 2021
Email: Nicola

Nicola plays a key role in the implementation of the business plan, shaping current strategy and operational delivery. She develops and leads activities and projects to help the Science Council achieve its vision; seeking and developing partnerships in order to maximise impact.  She is currently leading the Science Council's Diversity, Equality and Inclusion work as well as the Careers from Science project. She also supports Belinda in the running of the organisation and acts as Deputy Company Secretary. 


Ali OrrAli Orr


Telephone: 020 3434 2022
Email: Ali

Ali leads on matters of professionalism and registration and oversees the Science Council’s professional pathways project. He is secretary to the Registration Authority and is the main contact for employers interested in the CPD approval scheme or the professional registers.


Hannah KowszunHannah Kowszun

Director of Marketing and Communications

Telephone: 020 3434 2029
Email: Hannah

Hannah leads on the marketing and promotion of the Registered Scientist and Registered Science Technician professional registers, as well as many other aspects of the Science Council's brand and public profile.


Alexandra (Lexi) SmithLexi Smith

Office Manager

Telephone: 020 3434 2020
Email: Lexi

Lexi ensures the organisation runs smoothly and is the main point of contact for general enquiries and queries relating to payments and invoicing.Lexi also looks after meeting arrangements and supports the Chief Executive and President with diary management.


Steve WardSteve Ward

Business Engagement and Quality Manager

Telephone: 020 3434 2023

Email: Steve

Steve leads on the Science Council's engagement with our business partners including awarding organisations, training providers and employers. Steve also supports the Registrar in maintaining standards and quality.


Kelly VereKelly Vere

Business and Education Engagement Manager

Telephone: 020 3434 2023

Email: Kelly

Kelly is on secondment with the Science Council, leading on our engagement with the Higher Education sector and its interactions with industry to promote a professional identity for scientists and techicians.


Oliver O'HanlonOli OHanlon

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Telephone: 020 3434 2025
Email: Oli

Oli leads and supports a range of policy and public affairs activities, including responding to consultations, providing regular briefings, and organising workshops, discussion meetings and conference fringe events. Oli is also the Science Council's point of contact for SCORE.


Amy Pearce - on Maternity leaveAmy Pearce

Professional Standards and Quality Manager

Amy provides support for the administration and growth of the Chartered Scientist register and for the development of the two new registers at technician and graduate level.


Amy Reed

Amy Reed

Professional Registration Executive

Telephone: 020 3434 2027
Email: Amy

Amy supports applications for professional registration through the Common Application Process and acts as secretary to the Vocational Qualifications Committee.


Daisy MortimerDaisy Mortimer

Professional Registration Executive

Telephone: 020 3434 2028
Email: Daisy

Daisy supports applications for professional registration through the Common Application Process and acts as secretary to the Registration Assessment Committee. Daisy also supports the CPD Learning Group.


Najmah AnshoryNajmah Anshory

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Telephone: 020 3434 2014
Email: Najmah

Najmah supports the marketing and communications activity of the Science Council, with particular responsibility for our social media presence and digital engagement. She also leads the registrant champion programme, which provides registrants with resources and guidance on promoting professional registration in their workplace and local community.