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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Henk Jan Dalewijk



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

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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Andrew Twynam

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

Olena Korenkova

Management Accountant
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Supports the Head of Finance.


Sima Patel

Accounts Assistant
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Francesca Battisti-Davies

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

Rhoda Bawdekar-Sebastián

Web and Publications Manager
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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.

Karina Gutierrez

Events Manager
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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.

Laura Botherway

Association Secretary
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Joanne Beavis

Head of International New Groups
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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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Providing support to the ING Committee and the ING Manager.

Matthew Grimley

Communications Manager
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Lucila Riascos Weber 

Grants Officer and Membership Secretary
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Provides direct staff support to the IPA Candidate Loan Panel, Research Committee, and CAPSA. Secretarial support for IPA membership and main point of contact for the North American and Asia-Pacific regions.

Ana Paiva

Membership Services Secretary
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