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HESPA is a special interest organisation of Professional HE Services Ltd. PHES is an umbrella company for membership organisations in higher education, and being part of PHES means that we can call on the skills and expertise of the following members of the central services team:
Dominic joined PHES in 2014 and since then has worked closely with several new associations, their executive committees, and staff to welcome them to the Company. As Managing Director his priorities are to develop PHES to support the SIOs in the best way possible, to motivate and develop our people and ensure we operate first-class company governance.
Karen joined the PHES team towards the end of 2017 and is doing a great job of keeping our finances in order. Karen worked in the finance team at Loughborough University for 13 years, so has a great understanding of how the sector works. She manages the finances for AUDE alongside the other associations in PHES and as well as processing the day to day transactions, she also works with the respective treasurers to plan for the future.
Alex joined the PHES team in August 2019 as our first dedicated IT post. His role of ICT Manager is partly to deliver the IT strategy within PHES, to provide day to day support for staff, but also to help each association with their digital plans – such as new website developments, making the most out of the database and data analytics.
Ruth joined Professional HE Services (PHES) as Membership Officer in November 2018. She previously worked for four years as Finance Assistant at Imago Venues, part of Loughborough University. She has also worked in customer service and finance roles. Her role as Membership Officer for PHES includes events support, database management, approving new members, web content updates, advertising sector jobs and a host of other things, all for each of the PHES Special Interest Organisations (SIOs): AUDE, AULP, BUFDG, HESPA, HEPA and UHR. Ruth works 0.25FTE for AUDE
Jemma joined Professional HE Services (PHES) as Membership Officer in February 2018. She previously worked for ten years as Events Organiser for Loughborough University. In this role she planned and organised events of various kinds, from industry exhibitions and academic conferences to business seminars. Her role as Membership Officer for PHES includes events support, database management, approving new members, web content updates, advertising sector jobs and a host of other things, all for each of the PHES Special Interest Organisations (SIOs): AUDE, AULP, BUFDG, HESPA, HEPA and UHR. Jemma works 0.25 FTE for AUDE.
Scott joined PHES in 2023 to support all our associations with the delivery of online conferences and events. His primary focus will be virtual events, but he will also provide website and technical support to our staff when the conferences and events are not happening.
Andrea joined the PHES team in September 2023, having spent the best part of the last 14 years working in the Sporting Sector, having been the Finance Manager at British Triathlon and then subsequently at England Netball, both based on the Loughborough University Campus. She has also spent time working in the Finance Department at Loughborough University and Warwick University so has some sector knowledge. Andrea’s role is to support Karen Newcombe, the wider team and SIO’s in ensuring that the day-to-day finance transactions are processed in a timely efficient manner.
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