Meet the team

John Halloran
Chief Executive
Languages: English, French



Alfonso Lara Montero
Policy Director
Areas of work: Policy, practice and research programme management; Children, families and youth; European Semester; Innovation and Evidence-based practices
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, Portuguese

William Hayward
Junior Policy Officer
Areas of work: Programme implementation support, Members communications, Practice library
Languages: English, French


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


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



Julia Charlton
Policy and Communications Intern
Areas of work: Policy and data research, social media
Languages: English and French 



Projects and membership 

 Tihomir Popović
 Project and Membership Officer
 Areas of work: planification and organisation of events, members and stakeholders relations, development of membership   opportunities, financial and administrative co-ordination
 Languages: Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian, English, French and German


 Hana Bellova
 Executive and Business Support
 Areas of work: managing supplier contracts; human resources; governance; financial coordination; supporting the CEO
 Languages: English, Czech



 Anita Alfonsi
Senior Communications Officer
 Areas of work: Internal and external communications; Web analytics & SEO; Website; Database Management
 Languages: English, Italian, French 



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


European Social Services Conference 

Aurélia Mandato
Conference Organiser
Areas of work: Event logistics; organisational & communications support
Languages: English, French, Spanish