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Our team

Olimpia Ades Operations & Membership Manager
Olimpia joined University Alliance in June 2015 and manages University Alliance’s operational matters.
Heather Bennett  Programme Manager – DTA3/COFUND
Heather joined University Alliance in July 2018 as Programme Manager for DTA3/COFUND.
Liz Bromley Acting CEO
Liz joined University Alliance in May 2018 as Acting Chief Executive.
Ben Diette DTA Programmes & Communications Officer
Ben joined University Alliance in July 2016 as part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) team providing dedicated administration for the DTA Energy programme. 
Jennie Eldridge DTA Manager
Jennie joined University Alliance in October 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
Ornella Garofalo Research Programmes Development Manager
Ornella joined University Alliance in September 2017 as part of the Programmes Team.
Charles Heymann External Relations and Communications Advisor
Charles joined the team in the summer of 2018 as an external relations and communication advisor until end of the year.
Kal Kohli DTA Programmes Co-ordinator
Kal joined the team in 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
Brian Pepin Policy & Programmes Manager (Learning, Teaching and Skills)
Brian joined University Alliance in February 2017 to focus on higher education learning, teaching and skills policy.
Tom PhilpottExternal Relations and Communications Advisor
Charles joined the team in the summer of 2018 as an external relations and communication advisor until end of the year.
Graeme Wise Head of Policy
Graeme joined the team in October 2015. He leads the policy team as well as playing a key role on our Senior Management Team.