Community coordinators

Bringing our members together in professional and national groups and networks, and local communities
Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Head of the Contracts Advisory Team
Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group coordinator

Leads the advisory team and advises members on publishing contracts and issues. Sarah also handles our literary estates, including professional stage licences.

Anna Ganley

Anna Ganley

Head of Staff
SoAiS and Carers’ Network coordinator

Anna joined the SoA in 2005. She leads on the SoA’s HR, feeds into organisational strategy, governance, works with the SoA’s Management Committee and Council. She is the coordinator for the Society of Authors in Scotland and the SoA’s Carers’ Network.

Francesca Howell

Francesca Howell

Head of Author Communities
SoAiW coordinator

Francesca leads on our community development and outreach programmes, which aim to engage and empower authors, poets, screenwriters, translators and illustrators, at all stages of their careers, throughout the UK.

Sophia Jackson

Sophia Jackson

Head of Events
Scriptwriters Group coordinator

Sophia curates and delivers the SoA events programme. She supports our team of community coordinators and is a coordinator herself, for the Scriptwriters Group. She is also co-chair of the SoA’s Staff Inclusivity Network.

In 2021 Sophia was named a Rising Star by The Bookseller.

Katharine King

Katharine King

Head of Finance
Comics Creators Network coordinator

Katharine joined the SoA in 2019. She is responsible for all financial reporting of the organisation and she manages the finances of 20 funds. She is also responsible for overseeing the annual audits, tax, payroll, compliance and dealing with all financial requests.

Lilly Brend-Fish

Lilly Brend-Fish

Events and Outreach Assistant
ADCI Network coordinator

Lilly joined the SoA in May 2021. She works within the Events and Local Groups departments and is the Group Coordinator of the Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses Network.

Johanna Clarke

Johanna Clarke

Publishing Contracts Advisor
Poetry and Spoken Word Group coordinator

Johanna joined the SoA in October 2021. She advises members on publishing contracts and issues, and works closely on the SoA’s outreach programme.

Johanna is the coordinator for the SoA’s Poetry and Spoken Word Group.

Catherine Fuller

Catherine Fuller

Projects Manager and Senior Contracts Advisor
Translators Association coordinator

Manages special projects for the SoA including the recent property move, Management Committee elections. Group Coordinator for the Translators Association and advises on translation contracts.

Theo Jones

Theo Jones

Contracts Advisor
Scriptwriters Group coordinator

Theo advises members on publishing contracts and issues. He is a coordinator of the Scriptwriters Group.

Teddy McDonald

Teddy McDonald

Communications and Campaigns Officer
Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group coordinator

Teddy joined the SoA in February 2020 where he assists the Communications department and works on the SoA’s campaigning projects.

Alessio Whittaker-Campigotto

Alessio Whittaker-Campigotto

Membership Assistant
Carers Network coordinator

Alessio joined the SoA in October 2021 on a Kickstart placement. He currently works within the Membership team fielding phone and emails enquiries.

Mathilde Zeeman

Mathilde Zeeman

Membership Assistant
Poetry and Spoken Word Group coordinator

Mathilde joined the SoA in 2022. She fields calls and emails that come into the office. She is part of the Membership Services team.