International Psychoanalytical Association
Unit B, Book House, 261a City Road London EC1V 1AH 
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Call: +44 20 8446 8324
Fax:+44 20 7681 3742
Email: [email protected]

IPA Officers

Our three Officers are also members of the IPA Executive Committee on the Board of Representatives.

Harriet Wolfe

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Adriana Prengler

Vice President
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Adela Escardó



Our staff are based in the heart of London where members are welcome to visit and enjoy member facilities. For any queries, please contact the relevant staff member.

Paul Crake

Executive Director

I am responsible for providing support and advice to the Board and Executive Committee on all issues to do with the governance of the IPA. 

Nic Allen

Deputy Executive Director
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I act as deputy to Paul Crake and manage the staff team at Lexicon, with especial focus on Communications and Membership. I also lead for IT and Data Protection. My main role is to take decisions agreed by the Board which need staff support and turn into deliverable projects.

Andrew Twynam

Head of Finance
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I am responsible for all aspects of finance and the information technology systems in the Central Office.

Olena Korenkova

Management Accountant
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I support the Head of Finance.


Sima Patel

Accounts Assistant
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I provide support to the accounts team.

Matthew Grimley

Communications Manager
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I am responsible for the IPA’s communications with its members and external stakeholders. I provide strategic communications support to the IPA’s communications committees and its Officers to ensure that the work of the IPA is effectively shared with its key audiences.

Rhoda Bawdekar-Sebastián

Web and Publications Manager
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I am responsible for content and design management of the IPA website. I also work closely with the Publications Committee, managing the production of IPA Publications.

Laura Botherway

Association Secretary
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Leslie B. Brissett

Board Secretary
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I am responsible for supporting the Board.



Joanne Beavis

Head of International New Groups
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I am responsible for providing support to the ING Committee, and advising Members on IPA Policy regarding ING issues.

Sebastián Montes

International New Groups Assistant
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I provide support to the ING Committee and the ING Manager.

Karina Gutierrez

Events Manager
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I am 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.

Ana Paiva

Grants and Events Officer
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I provide direct staff support to the IPA Research Committee, Candidate Loan Panel, and CAPSA. I also support the Events manager on IPA Events planning.



Membership Officer
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I provide support to membership activities and regular maintenance of the database as well as general office administration.

Fernanda Ninin

Membership Services Secretary
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I provide support to membership activities.