SKA Organisation Staff

Andrew Taylor

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for all HR related activity in SKA Organisation.

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

Helen MacDonald

Finance Manager

Helen’s job is to deal with all of the finance and accounting for the SKA project. This includes everything from producing the accounts, payroll, processing payments and insurance.

Awaiting image

Sarah Lamb

Office Manager

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.

Valerie Gresley-Jones

P.A to Senior Management

Colin Greenwood

Head of Administration and Legal

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.

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

Dan Brown

IT Assistant

Dan’s main role is to provide IT and Videoconferencing support for the SKA Staff. After completion of his internship he will be going to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Computer Forensics and Security.

Frances Bell

HR Assistant

Frances’s job is to assist the HR team with general day-to-day operations. She is currently studying Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.