The Chevening Secretariat

The Chevening Secretariat administers the awards on behalf of the FCO. The Secretariat is based at Woburn House in London and is part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Secretariat staff

Anne Marie Graham, Director 
Mandeep Dlay, Programme Assistant

The international team

The international team liaise with British Embassies and High Commissions in Chevening countries alongside the management of reading committees.

Hannah Halder, Programme Manager - International
Jocelyn Smith, Senior International Liaison Officer
Victoria Reed, Senior International Liaison Officer
Verity Wilkes, International Liaison Officer
Rebekah Palmer, International Liaison Officer
Catriona MacArthur, International Liaison Officer
Natalie Keen, International Liaison Officer
Amy Mitchell-Bell, International Liaison Officer
Sarah Bunting, International Liaison Officer
Louise Ard, International Liaison Assistant

The programme team 

The programme team liaise with scholars once selected, and UK universities.

Louise Thomson, Programme Manager - UK
Frankie Clarke, Senior Programme Officer
Morna Firth, Senior Programme Officer 
Ceri Waddington, Senior Programme Officer
Jennifer McClafferty, Senior Welfare and Immigration Officer
Jim Dale, Welfare and Immigration Officer
Becky Duffy, Programme Officer
James Farren, Programme Officer
Jenny Johnson, Programme Officer
Lydia Wood, Programme Officer
Marzana Khanom, Programme Officer
Matthew Kon, Programme Officer
Noeme Santana, Programme Officer
Samantha Mercadante, Programme Officer
Sophie Thomsett, Programme Officer
Sophie Willson, Programme Officer
Susie Pike, Programme Officer

The communications team

The communications team administer Chevening's online presence, produce materials, and uphold the Chevening brand.

David Osei, Communications Manager
Angus Hutchison, Communications Officer
Daniela Carlucci, Communications Officer
Adam Vidler, Communications Assistant

The systems and insight team

The systems and insight team administer the scholar, fellow, and alumni data and evaluate the efficiency of the scheme


Hans Rahbek, Senior Information Analyst
Franklina Mensah, Senior Systems Officer
Rosina De Mucio, Evaluation Officer

The alumni team

The alumni team support all activities surrounding our ever growing alumni population across the globe

Aba Quartey, Alumni Relations Manager
Jo Lloyd, Alumni Officer
Billie Downer, Alumni Assistant

The Chevening Secretariat also consists of staff dedicated to partnerships, policy, finance, and records.

Sophie Freeland-Haynes, Programme Policy Manager
Jessica Gregson, Senior Partnerships and Business Development Officer
Michael Gushman, Finance Manager 
Peter Bourdillon, Medical Awards Administrator
Laurence Bette, Senior Records Officer
Julie Stackhouse, Programme Manager (Research and Development)

Chevening Secretariat job vacancies are advertised on the ACU's website.