SKA Organisation Staff

Andrew Taylor

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for all HR related activity in SKA Organisation.

Vlad Stratula

IT Intern Placement

Sarah-Jane Pritchard

Executive Officer

As Executive Officer, Sarah-Jane provides secretariat support to the Board of Directors, its subcommittees and to the SKA Management team

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Lauren Pierpoint-Thomas

Personal Assistant to the Director General

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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.

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.

John Kerr

Safety and Facilities Manager

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

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.

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.

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.

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Fiona Davenport

Head of Human Resources

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!

Nathan Cunningham

IT Systems Analyst