Nicola Thomas

Diocesan Secretary

Jackie Pontin

Deputy Diocesan Secretary and Secretary to the Diocesan Mission & Pastoral Committee

Charles Hudson-Beddows

EA to the Diocesan Secretary and Assistant Secretary to the Diocesan Synod and Council of Trustees

Henry Metcalfe

PA to the Diocesan Secretary

Bishop's Office

Alun Ford

Bishop's Chaplain

Peter Haddock

Parliamentary Aide to the Bishop and Policy Advisor to the Diocesan Secretary

Emma Kimsey

PA to the Bishop of Southwark (Diary and Events)

Clare Chesterman

PA to the Bishop of Southwark (Clergy Administration)

Children and Youth

Imani McEwen

Mission Support Officer (Children & Young People with MAP)

Jo Gavin

Mission Support Officer

Church Buildings and DAC

Luke Tatam

DAC Secretary

Katherine Prior

Church Buildings Fundraising Support Officer

Katie Jenner

Assistant Secretary to the DAC


Anna Drew

Director of Press & Communications

Vernia Mengot

Editor and Communications Manager

Sue Appelboom

Designer, Communications

George Clarke

Digital Communications Coordinator

Croydon Episcopal Area Office

Kathleen Bailey

PA to the Archdeacons of Croydon and Reigate

Discipleship and Ministry

Wendy Robins

Director of Discipleship, Lay Ministry and Continuing Ministerial Education

Peter Graystone

Lay Training Officer

Helen Medland

Ministry & Discipleship Department Administrator

Finance Team

Mark Rhodes

Director of Finance and Financial Assets

John Jackson

Assistant Director of Finance

Fresh Expressions and Pioneering

Will Cookson

Director of Mission & Dean of Pioneering Ministry and Fresh Expressions

David Cundill

Pioneer Development Officer


Gabby Parikh

Director of Giving and Parish Funding


David Loft

Director of Human Resources


Jeremy Clark-King

Director for Clergy Formation and IME

Anne Stevens

Assistant Director for Formation

IT and Data

Devas Palokkaran

Director of IT & Data

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

Natalie Walters

Head of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

Nelly Misenga

Together Southwark

Jack Edwards

Diocesan Environmental Officer

Kingston Episcopal Area Office



Mission and Evangelism

Will Cookson

Director of Mission & Dean of Pioneering Ministry and Fresh Expressions


Colin Bushell

Diocesan Surveyor

Judith Nzinga

Property Repairs Administrator

Maria Beattie

Property Operations Manager


Pamela Chisholm

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Marie Daly

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Louise Vernon

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Zoe Skilton

Safeguarding Administrator

Christina Hope

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

John Stafford

Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Strategic Development

Ruth Martin

Bishop’s Lead for Strategic Development

Rachel Smith

Project Co-ordinator - Strategic Projects

Suzanne Adofo

Administrator - Strategic Projects


Jeremy Clark-King

Director for Clergy Formation and IME

Raymond Baudon

Assistant DDO and Deputy Director of Vocations

Sue Stewart

Vocations Department Administrator


Richard Ellis


Woolwich Episcopal Area Office

Richard Coe

PA to the Archdeacons of Southwark and Lewisham and Greenwich

Beverley McBean

PA to the Bishop of Woolwich

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