Contact Us

The IPA Central Office, called the Lexicon, is in central London in the UK, and staff are glad to provide direct help to members. There is a comfy Members' room with a workstation and coffee facilities. 

You are welcome to ask questions and make suggestions about procedure, policy and IPA administration.  
If you do not know which member of staff to contact, please write to the general address:  

General Details

The Lexicon
Unit B, Book House
261a City Road
London EC1V 1AH 
Tel: +44 2084 4683 24

Office hours
: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

The list of staff and their responsibilities should help in choosing the most appropriate person to contact:

      Paul Crake
Executive Director
Responsible for providing support and advice to the Board and Executive Committee on all issues to do with the governance of the IPA. He manages the staff and oversees all IPA operations in which staff are involved.
      Nic Allen
Deputy Executive Director
Simon Shutler       Simon Shutler
Finance Director
Responsible for all aspects of finance and the information technology systems in the Central Office.
Joanne Beavis       Joanne Beavis
Head of International New Groups 
Responsible for providing support to the ING Committee, and advising Members on IPA Policy regarding ING issues.


Mike Tilley       Mike Tilley
Membership and Database Manager
Manages the electronic database of Members, the Congress database of proposals, Congress registration data management and technical aspects of the IPA website.


      Rhoda Bawdekar-Sebastián
Publishing Manager
Responsible for content and design management of the IPA website. She also works closely with the Publications Committee, co-ordinating the production of IPA Publications.


      Steve Thierman
Board Secretary
Responsible for the management of all Board and Executive Committee meetings, for the management of the IPA’s elections, and for providing support, as needed, to other IPA Committees.

Karina Gutierrez       Karina Gutierrez
Events Manager 
Responsible for providing support to Members and the relevant committees in the development of the IPA’s events including our biennial congresses and events-related activities.


      Isabel Goncalves
International New Groups Assistant
Providing support to the ING Committee and the ING Manager.
Andrée Alldis       Andrée Alldis
Accounts Assistant
Supports the Finance Director.


      Francesca Battisti-Davies,
Membership Officer
Provides support to membership activities and regular maintenance of the database as well as general office administration.



Contacting the IPA's Officers

      Stefano Bolognini

      Alexandra Billinghurst
Vice President
Andrew Brook      

Andrew Brook


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