Staff

The MA staff are based in St George Wharf, London

Meet our staff

The national office is staffed by a small, focused team of professionals with a wide range of experience, who are based at the Association’s premises in London. Led by the Chief Executive, our staff support our members in their duties and carry out work generated by the Association’s Council, Standing Committees and Honorary Officers.

 

The national office manages relationships with members, government departments, the media and other key players in the criminal justice system, associated organisations, students and the general public.

 

Jon Collins - Chief Executive

JON COLLINS
Chief Executive

As head of staff, Jon has overall responsibility for the management of the organisation and finances. He supports and reports to the Board of Trustees and provides assistance to the national officers.

Direct line: 020 7255 9003
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Jo Easton - Director of Policy and Research

DR JO EASTON

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Policy & Research

Jo has overall responsibility for the direction, development and implementation of MA policies relating to the work of magistrates’ courts.      

Direct line: 020 7255 9004
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Marc Gammon - MA Policy & Research Officer

MARC GAMMON
Policy & Research Officer (Family & Youth Courts)

Marc supports the work of the MA's Family and Youth Courts Committees by researching, developing and implementing MA policies.

Direct line: 020 7255 9009
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Rajen Hindocha - Head of Finance

RAJEN HINDOCHA
Head of Finance

As well as looking after the financial side of the Association, Rajen provides budgeting advice to the Treasurer and Chief Executive, a contract management function, and low-level IT support to all staff.

Direct line: 020 7255 9002
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Melodie Hyams - Communications Officer

MELODIE HYAMS
Membership Communications Manager *

Melodie's main areas of responsibility are: MAGISTRATE magazine; MA ENEWS; website development and updates; MA identity and corporate image.

Direct line: 020 7255 9008
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Alexandra Moore

ALEXANDRA MOORE
Intern

Alexandra will be with us from 17 September – 26 November, interning for full days on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Alexandra is a first year political science major (and Brown scholar) at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She plans to go to law school after earning her undergraduate degree. She has previously been a representative on the local youth council and is on her university's mock trial team.

 

Halita Obineche - Director of Membership

HALITA OBINECHE
Director of Membership

Halita has overall responsibility for the MA’s membership, events, income generation, community activity and internal communications.

Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Rachel Siskin Lavine

RACHEL SISKIN LAVINE
Intern

Rachel will be with us from 24 September – 6 December, interning on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, and for a full day on Thursdays.

Rachel is a third year student at American University in Washington, where she majors in an interdisciplinary study of Communication, Legal institutions, Economics and Government (CLEG) with a minor in Women's and Gender studies. She has interned at Kazan, McClain, Satterly and Greenwood, a mesothelioma professional law corporation helping asbestos victims, where she worked on a campaign to support California Senate Bill 632. She has also spent three semesters working as a teacher. She would like to go into the law after university, or non-profit advocacy work. 

 

Hattie Stair - Policy and Research Assistant

HATTIE STAIR
Policy & Research Assistant

Hattie supports the work of the Adult Court Committee with research and development of MA policy.

Direct line: 020 7255 9005
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Lisa Whitehead - Membership and Events Manager (Interim)

LISA WHITEHEAD
Membership & Events Manager

Lisa is responsible for membership and branch activities, ensuring effective member recruitment, retention, communication, engagement and services.

Direct line: 020 7255 9000
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Susan Williamson - MIC Administrator

SUSAN WILLIAMSON
MIC Administrator *

Susan provides support and administration to the Magistrates in the Community project.

Direct line: 020 7255 9006
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Celestine Woodham - Membership and Events Assistant

CÉLESTINE WOODHAM
Membership & Events Assistant

Célestine provides all-round membership and administrative support.

Direct line: 020 7388 5558
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353

 

Jude Zendle - Training & Development Officer

JUDE ZENDLE
Training & Development Officer

Jude supports the work of the Training Committee by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of magistrates' training.

Direct line: 0207 387 6099
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353