Neil Roskilly – Chief Executive Officer
Karen Goddard – Office Manager and PA to the CEO
Karen has had a varied career, including in the cricket industry, computer hardware manufacturer, financial advice and music publishing (OUP), since completing her German degree. Before joining ISA in 2013, she most recently worked for eight years in secondary schools in the maintained sector. She enjoys spending time gardening, attending music concerts and learning languages (for fun!) In her free time she volunteers at the local cinema, with the St Mary’s church choir and with the Sunday School at the Baptist Church, where her husband is the Minister.
Peter Woodroffe – Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Peter is a Christian and serves as a trustee in his local church, is married to Liz, and father of Hannah, Thomas and Emily. He is also a governor at their local academy, and also enjoys cycling, swimming and boardgames. Prior to joining ISA as DCEO, he was an ISA member, and head in Nottingham for three years. Peter loves working for ISA and enjoys building relationships with, and supporting our members. Peter’s first degree and PhD were in maths and he can occasionally be found indulging himself in mathematical puzzles. Peter also enjoys keeping the office tidy by consuming any abandoned biscuits or cake.
Lesley Rea – Senior Membership Assistant
Joanne Snow – Membership and Accounts Assistant
Previously working in London, Jo moved to Saffron Walden 12 years ago and took time out from work to spend with her two daughters and her pet Maltese dog. She enjoys yoga, spending time with her family and being creative by making purses in her spare time.
Jo is very much enjoying being part of the membership team and supporting the finance Committee.
Melissa Skelton – Events Officer
Melissa is originally from the US, although is frequently mistaken for being Irish. She is loving working at ISA and filling in for Alice, taking advantage of all of the perks, including using up all the left-over course food to feed her three greyhounds. Melissa’s other hobbies include manually pumping up car tyres, and speaking very quietly to make Peter think that he is going deaf.
Jennie Quillen – Senior Marketing and Events Assistant
Jennie was studying Business Administration and working in Customer Services at a Children’s Entertainment Centre, when she found her passion for marketing. She was able to create a new marketing role within her organisation, and worked on developing the company’s campaign strategies for a further 2 years before moving to ISA. Jennie’s enthusiasm for marketing has only grown since then, and she recently enjoyed completing her Level 3 Qualification with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Being half American, she aspires to one day live in New York City or California.
Helen Marks – Marketing and Events Assistant
Working for 15 years for an international investment bank in London, Helen organised high profile corporate events and client hospitality. In 2011 her husband’s job prompted a move to Dubai where she lived the expat life for a few years but, tiring of the sun, she returned to the UK and joined ISA. Outside work she likes to spend her time on the sidelines watching her twin teenage sons play rugby, hockey, cricket…
Gemma Golab – Senior Finance Assistant
Marie-Ange Moncuy – National Arts Officer
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Originally from France, Marie-Ange studied Performing Arts, Marketing and Communication in Paris. She travelled around Australia for a year, before moving to England. Marie-Ange brings some welcome joie de vivre and je ne sais quoi to the office, making the rest of the team feel sophisticated by association with her.
Olivia Still – National Arts Assistant
Olivia has a passion for the Arts, having trained at Drama School, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting. Over the years she has sung in bands, worked with companies providing backing vocals, as well as featuring on Sky One in an a cappella group. A newcomer to Saffron Walden, Olivia is enjoying getting to know the area and is now happily married as of August 2019.
Scott Brand – National Sports Officer
Scott is an avid sportsman who came over from Zimbabwe in 2009 after representing his country in water polo, and his county in rugby, hockey and swimming. Working hard to get himself qualified in the relevant fields in order to get where he is today Scott has experienced teaching in Sussex which included leading the swimming, athletics and cross-country programmes and has coached all seasonal sports. Scott graduated with a BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree from the Open University.
Emily Ward – National Sports Assistant
Before joining ISA, Emily worked for the Lawn Tennis Association for nearly 10 years, with a particular focus on developing regional competition provision and is now looking forward to working across a multitude of national sports. As a keen tennis player, she enjoys competing in local leagues (come rain, shine or snow) and organising social events for her tennis club in Great Dunmow. Emily also enjoys hitting the golf course, putting on her running shoes and cooking for friends and family.
Alice Thompson – Professional Development Officer (on Maternity Leave)
After completing her degree at Kings College London, Alice worked in hospitality events during the 2012 London Olympics. She then began working at The Key in Marketing and Events. When she moved to Cambridge in 2014, she joined the ISA. Since moving to the next door village from ISA, she enjoys visiting her dog at lunch time, but is yet to convince Neil we need an office dog.
Emma Howard – ISA North
Victoria Kennington – ISA South West
Barbara McKeown- ISA East Anglia
Sue Manser – ISA London West
Lynn Maggs-Wellings – ISA London North
Susan Webb – ISA London South
Barbara Forster – ISA Midlands
Contacts for Specific Queries
|Changes to schools||Peter Woodroffe|
|Pastoral support to Heads||Regional Representatives|
|Course and Conference bookings||Jennie Quillen
|Exhibiting enquiries||Helen Marks|
|Sponsorship enquiries||Jennie Quillen|
|Education matters||Neil Roskilly|
|Preferred Supplier enquiries||Melissa Skelton|
|Media enquiries||Neil Roskilly|
|Schools News Submissions||Jennie Quillen
|Professional Development||Melissa Skelton|
ISA Advice Lines
|ISA Advice Line||01799523619 (Main Office)
07508609590 (CEO Mobile – out of hours)
|ISA Legal Services through Penningtons||0207 7457 3117 (Office Hours)|
The ISA Head Office is based in Great Chesterford, Essex.
ISA House, 5-7 Great Chesterford Court, Great Chesterford, Essex CB10 1PF
Tel: 01799 523619