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Jacqueline Banner

IT Support Analyst

Deborah Bann

HR Project Manager (Policy, Reward and Engagement)

Warren Bax

Head of Finance

Warren’s role is to lead SKA Organisation’s Finance department at a strategic level, as well as overseeing the application of the company’s Finance Policies and Procedures.

Anne Curran


Anne has worked as a Receptionist since January 2013 and is responsible
for welcoming visitors, from across the globe, to the SKA Headquarters. Also
involved in arranging, and ensuring the smooth running of, meetings and events
as well as promoting the SKA project at every opportunity. What a fantastic job!

Fiona Davenport

Head of Human Resources

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Shelley Decker

Assistant in-House Legal Counsel

Theresa Devaney

Transition Coordinator

Ailsa Dibben

Finance Assistant

Daniela Franchini


Daniela is responsible for offering a warm welcome and prompt support to all SKA visitors and staff. An essential role which she performs with great enthusiasm.

Paul Furness

IT Manager

Paul runs the internal networks and staff computing within the SKA Organisation HQ. A lot of his work is involved with providing communication tools such as video conferencing and web servers to enable the SKAO to effectively work with the thousands of people and organisations all around the world which are contributing to the SKA Project.

Colin Greenwood

Head of Administration

I oversee the administrative and legal activities of SKA Organisation in support of the operational activities of the Company. I ensure secretariat support is provided to the SKA Board of Directors, its Executive Committee and Members as required.

Ian Hastings

Head of Procurement Services

John Kerr

Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE)

John joined the SKA after a long career, as a civil & structural engineer, working on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects. As our Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental, he brings a collaborative and practical approach to his roles enabling the strong safety culture that is embedded in all we do.

Betty Kioko

Legal Intern

Theunis Kotze

In House Legal Counsel

Theunis’ main function will be to provide International Law advice on the to-be-created international intergovernmental organisation and associated privileges and immunities, but he will also be very much involved with contractual arrangements and the day-to-day operations of the company.

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Sarah Lamb

Office Manager

As Office Manager, Sarah looks after the day to day administration of the SKA office including travel and event/conference management.

Kesseven Mooneyan

IT Support Analyst

Sarah-Jane Pritchard

Deputy Transition Coordinator

Claire Taylor

Administrative Assistant

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Claire Wheelhouse

Human Resources Administrator

Meng Zhang

Finance Manager