Our people

Our friendly and committed staff are based at the RES's Westminster office and are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Society under the direction of the Chief Executive. 

Leighton Chipperfield

Chief Executive | l.chipperfield@res.org.uk

Leighton joined the RES as Chief Executive in 2017. Prior to joining the Society, Leighton held directorial roles at a large academic publisher and at the Microbiology Society. A social scientist by background, he has a postgraduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Marie-Luiza De Menezes

Operations Manager | operations@res.org.uk

Marie-Luiza manages all operations within the Society, covering Finance, Human Resources, Events, Grants and Council Elections. She is also data protection lead on GDPR. Marie-Luiza has an extensive background as a senior manager within the Charity Sector specialising in new projects around organisational change and workforce development.

Barry Watts

Communications Manager | bwatts@res.org.uk

Barry manages all our communication and engagement activities and is the main point of contact for the media and other organisations. He has a background in working in politics and with the press. Please contact him if you want to receive our media briefings covering articles from The Economic Journal.

Patrick Scott

Communications Officer | pscott@res.org.uk

Patrick joined the communications team in March 2018. He has a background in social science, holding a first-class BA History and Economics degree and a MA in history from the University of Reading. His responsibilities include maintaining and updating our website and social media accounts.

Antonia Glanfield

Publications Officer | EJ@res.org.uk

Antonia has worked in academic publishing since completing her Publishing MA at Oxford Brookes University in 2016. Notably, Antonia has previous experience of working on a society journal at the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO). In addition to a Publishing MA, Antonia holds a Psychology BSc.

Gabriella Di Salvo

Events and Conference Co-ordinator | events@res.org.uk

Gabriella is responsible for the society’s main events throughout the year, including the annual public lecture and annual conference.