Executive Board members
Nicola King (Chair and Members’ Services)
Nicola came to indexing after being an archaeologist, working for Which? magazine and managing elections. She enjoys the challenges that indexing presents.
Sue Goodman (Vice-Chair)
Sue has been a member of the Society for about 7 years, completing her indexing training in 2016. She has a background in teaching (mostly primary school) and is particularly interested in indexing books for children. She has also recently taken over as organiser for the Southwest Group. Her personal interests include crafts, local history and local amateur dramatics, particularly singing.
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.
Paula Clarke Bain (Marketing and Publicity)
Paula has been a professional indexer and editor for over 15 years. She enjoys the company of indexers and being an active member of the Society, most recently as joint lead organiser of National Indexing Day.
Rosemary Dear (Conference)
Rosemary has been indexing for 25 years, after working first as a linguist at GCHQ and then as a library assistant in Gloucestershire libraries. She chaired the last local group committee to organise a conference, in Cirencester in 2014, and has subsequently been involved in conference organisation since joining EB.
Ruth Ellis (Internet and social media)
After a career in the food & drink industry and then business consultancy, Ruth has been a professional indexer since 2010. She manages the website and is the main coordinator of the Society’s LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook accounts. She was the instigator of the first National Indexing Day.
Ann has been indexing professionally for over 30 years, and has been active in indexing training for nearly as long. She regularly leads workshops for the Society, as well as in-house workshops for publishers.
Jan Worrall (CPD and Training Course Co-ordinator)
Jan originally trained on the SI course and has been indexing for 18 years. She has been involved in a variety of SI committees, mostly related to professional development, and previously served on EB from 2008 to 2014. She has been a tutor for the training course for over ten years.
Paul Machen (Office Manager, Training and Workshops Administrator)
Mary Coe (Editor of The Indexer)
W. Stephen Gilbert (Editor of Sidelights)firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Baskett (CPD Committee Chair)
Pam Scholefield (Groups Co-ordinator)
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.