Staff

The MA's thirteen members of staff are based in Fitzroy Square, London

Meet our staff

The national office has a staff complement of ten full-time and three part-time employees who are based at the Association’s freehold premises in London W1. Led by the Chief Executive, our staff assist members in their duties and respond to work generated by the Association’s Council, Standing Committees and Honorary Officers. Every day the office handles letters, telephone calls and emails from members, government departments, the media and other key players in the criminal justice system, associated organisations, students and the general public.

Chris

CHRIS BRACE JP
Chief Executive

As head of staff, Chris has overall responsibility for the management of the organisation and finances. He supports and reports to the Board of Trustees and provides assistance to the national officers.

Direct line: 020 7255 9003
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Anissa Bensahih - Events Officer

ANISSA BENSAHIH
Events Officer

Anissa ensures the efficient co-ordination of events for the Magistrate’s Association and MA Network and supports our local branches.

Direct line: 0207 255 9001
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Vinet Campbell - Policy & Research Officer (Training)

VINET CAMPBELL
Training & Development Officer

Vinet supports the work of the Training Committee by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of magistrates’ training.

Direct line: 0207 387 6009
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Douglas

DOUGLAS DOWELL
Policy & Research Officer (Adult Court)

Douglas supports the work of the Adult Court Committee by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of the work of the adult courts.

Direct line: 020 7255 9004
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Jo Easton

JO EASTON
Head of Policy & Research

Jo has overall responsibility for the direction, development and implementation of MA policies relating to the work of magistrates’ courts.         

Direct line: 020 7255 9004
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

John

JOHN HAYWARD
Head of Membership

John is the strategic and operational lead on all membership activities. He has overall responsibility for membership activities, ensuring effective member recruitment, retention, communication, engagement and services.

Direct line: 020 7255 9006
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Dustin

DUSTIN HUTCHINSON
Policy & Research Officer (Youth and Family Courts)

Dustin supports the work of the Youth and Family Courts Committees by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of the work of the youth and family courts.

Direct line: 020 7255 9009
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

rajen

RAJEN HINDOCHA
Head of Finance

As well as looking after the financial side of the Association, Rajen provides budgeting advice to the Treasurer and Chief Executive, a contract management function, and low-level IT support to all staff.

Direct line: 020 7255 9002
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Jason Hughes

JASON HUGHES
Head of Communications

Jason has has overall responsibility for all internal and external communications, including media activity, the website and publications.

Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Melodie Hyams

MELODIE HYAMS
Communications Officer

Melodie has specific responsibility for: website development and updates; picture research for MAgistrate magazine; MA eNews; PowerPoint presentations; assisting with media and general enquiries.

Direct line: 020 7255 9008
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Alison Quinn

ALISON QUINN
Membership Administrator

Contact Alison for queries relating to membership, change of address, subscription matters, Gift Aid donations, change of bank details etc.

Direct line (membership): 020 7388 5558
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Andrew Muckle

ANDREW MUCKLE
Branch Officer

Andrew’s role is to monitor, assist, advise and support the 60 local branches of the Magistrates’ Association, providing a link between them and the national office.

Direct line: 020 7255 9001
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020

Sandra Whitear

SANDRA WHITEAR
Office Administrator

Sandra has a front-line role at the MA, welcoming visitors, working directly with the Honorary Officers, Trustees and Committees and providing administrative support to staff.

Telephone number (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax: 020 7383 4020

Susan Williamson

SUSAN WILLIAMSON
Magistrates Communications Assistant

Susan provides assistance to the administration of the Magistrates in the Community project.

Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020