Meet the team

 

Alfonso Lara Montero
Chief Executive
Areas of work: Policy, practice and research programme management; Relations with EU institutions and external stakeholders; Secretariat Management; Governance relations; European Social Services Conference
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese
  


Policy

Valentina Guerra
Policy Officer
Areas of work: EC programme implementation, Migration, Disability, Membership support
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

 

 

William Hayward
Policy and Communication Officer
Areas of work: EC Programme implementation, European Semester support, Children and Youth, Communications support, Practice library
Languages: English, French

 

 

Leyre Merchán Paúles
Policy Officer
Areas of work: EC programme implementation, European semester support, Structural Funds, Older people
Languages: English, French, Spanish

 

 

Edward Shrimpton
Policy and Communications Intern
Areas of work: EU policy monitoring, policy and communications support
Languages: English

 

 

Administration

Ana Oliveira
Business and Executive Support Officer
Areas of work: Support the Chief Executive, and coordinate the administrative and financial activities and systems that facilitate the smooth running of the ESN Secretariat.
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch



Projects and membership 

Inès Boursot
Event Organiser
Areas of work: Annual conference support, EC event implementation, governance support;
Languages: English, French, Spanish

 

 

Thomas Altman
Membership and Operations Assistant
Areas of work: Assisting project and membership officer, administrative duties.
Languages: English

 

 

Communications

Jeta Bejtullahu
Head of Communications and Marketing
Areas of work: Marketing Communications, Team & Comms Development, Brand Strategy, Public Relations
Languages: English, Albanian, Croatian, Spanish

 

 

Jake Gillam-Smith
Communications Officer
Areas of work: Internal and External communications; Database Management; European Social Services Conference communications
Languages: English

 

 

Conference

 Sarah Yardley
 Conference Manager
 Areas of work: Programme design; communications and marketing; business development; external relations
 Languages: English, German