Contact details for everyone below can be found in the members’ area of the website.
Executive Board members
Sue Goodman (Chair and Members’ Services Director)
Sue qualified in 2016 and is now an advanced member of the Society. She previously worked in education so is used to challenges, and was coordinator for the South West group until 2022. Her hobbies include singing, handicrafts and amateur dramatics.
Paula Clarke Bain (Vice-Chair and Conference Director)
Paula is a Fellow of the Society of Indexers and has been an active SI member in many areas for over 20 years, after an in-house background in publishing and printing. She likes to make connections, including across her indexes, with the global indexing community, and in developing further links with authors and publishers.
Philippa Jevons (Secretary)
Philippa qualified as an indexer in 2014 and has previously worked in drama,education, and the preparation of research transcripts and legal paperwork.
Ruth Ellis (Internet Director)
After a career in the food & drink industry and then business IT consultancy, Ruth has been a professional indexer since 2010. She manages the website and was the instigator of the first National Indexing Day.
Mel Gee (CPD Director)
Melanie qualified as an indexer in 2013 and has been indexing full-time since 2018. She is a training course tutor and enjoys creating learning and development opportunities for indexing colleagues. Prior professional roles have included patent examining, ecological records management, and academic research in health and wellbeing.
Rachel Gee (Training Director)
Rachel is an advanced member of the Society of Indexers and has been indexing professionally since accreditation in 2011. She was group co-ordinator of the Sussex group between 2012 and 2018.
Tanya Izzard (Marketing Director)
Tanya has been indexing full-time since 2017, after a career in higher education administration. She is also a member of the Training Course Committee.
Michelle Martin (Finance Director)
Michelle became an accredited indexer in February 2022. She previously worked as a site accountant in the manufacturing industry and a finance manager in the non-profit sector.
Ruth Martin (New Professionals Director)
Ruth has been indexing professionally since 2018, after working as a law librarian and an information manager for a healthcare publisher. She lives in France, but regrettably can only index in English.
Paul Machen (Office Manager, Training and Workshops Administrator)
Paul has worked for the Society in various administrative roles since 2003, becoming Office Manager in 2010.
Mary Coe (Editor of The Indexer)
Mary is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI), and was appointed as Joint Editor of The Indexer in January 2018, working alongside Maureen MacGlashan before taking on the role as sole Editor. She has previous editorial experience and both academic and international contacts.
W. Stephen Gilbert (Editor of SIdelights)
After a long career centred on text (as author, television drama producer, journalist, playwright, script editor, essayist, interviewer, blogger), Stephen retrained as an indexer a decade ago.
Kim Birchall (Training Course Co-ordinator)
Kim has been an indexer since 2008 and more recently a copy-editor and proofreader. She has been involved with the SI course since 2012 and took on the role of Training Course Co-ordinator in 2021. In her spare time, Kim enjoys acting, running, and learning languages.
Pam Scholefield (Groups Co-ordinator)
Pam has built her indexing business over the past 11 years while also giving time to the Society in various committee roles. She really enjoys coordinating the friendly Three Choirs Group.
Ann Kingdom (International Representative)
Ann has been a professional indexer, editor and proofreader since the mid-1970s. She has been involved with the governance of the Society since 1997, serving in a variety of capacities (most recently as Chair: 2008-13 and 2015-18), which has given her a familiarity with almost every aspect of SI activities. Now semi-retired, she is looking forward to having more time for other activities, including a much-neglected allotment.