There is a small team of staff based in our head office in Errol Street, London.


Hetan Shah, Executive Director

Hetan ShahHetan is Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society. He is Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London, and chair of the Friends Provident Foundation, a grant making trust. Hetan is Deputy Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, which has a mission to ensure data and artificial intelligence work for people and society. He is a member of a number of other advisory boards including for the ONS Data Science Campus, the National Lottery Community Fund, and the Science Media Centre.

Nicola Emmerson, Director of Membership and Professional Affairs

Nicola directs the work of the Membership and Professional Affairs team, which includes all aspects of membership administration, member benefit delivery and professional development. Nicola has held a variety of roles during her career at the Society, and is currently focussing on delivery of the membership strategy with particular emphasis on membership growth, retention and engagement. Before joining us, Nicola worked for a number of voluntary sector organisations and has gained a Master’s degree in voluntary sector management.

Iain Wilton, Director of Policy and Public Affairs

Iain directs the Society’s policy, public affairs and external relations work. His team’s responsibilities include the production of our member newsletter, Significance magazine and the RSS’s policy briefing papers for MPs and peers. Iain’s team also organises the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics as well as the RSS Statistical Ambassador network and our annual Statistical Excellence Awards. Iain has a doctorate from Queen Mary, University of London and has previously worked for the BBC, the Cabinet Office and the University of Essex. He has also written a biography of the sportsman, writer and politician CB Fry.


Executive Director’s office
Sarah Campbell, Governance Officer

Web and Multimedia
Jack Beeby, IT and Web Manager
Sara McDonnell, Web and Social Media Editor
Kamila Buczek, Web and Digital Production Manager

Public Affairs and Policy
Magdalen Wiley, External Relations Manager
Daniel Lapedus, Public Affairs & Press Manager
Carole Haynes, Education Manager

Membership and Professional Affairs
Anna Heath, Membership Manager
Ricky McGowan, Professional Affairs and Accreditation Manager
Rosie Sweeney, Membership Recruitment Manager
Amaka Nwagbara, Member Engagement Manager
Joanna Ratajczak, Membership and Professional Affairs Administrator

Martin Owen, Executive Editor
Judith Shorten, Journals Administrator
Brian Tarran, Significance Editor

Paul Hellmuth, Finance and Operations Director
Charlotte Stovell, Finance Manager
Sonia Scriven, Finance Assistant

Training, Events and Venue hire
Stuart McKendrick, Head of Training and Events
Paul Gentry, Conferences and Events Manager
Mawreen Chapman, Office Manager
Atrima Khastgir, Marketing Manager
Sade Sanders, Receptionist/Administrator
Justina Ronan, Training Administrator
Luz Martinez, Conferences & Events Assistant