Meet the staff
Our head office is based in central London.
Keven Bader, Chief Executive
Keven joined us in November 2008 as our first Chief Executive. Keven has overall responsibility for our day-to-day operations, as well as ensuring we are delivering against the strategic objectives. He also provides oversight of our regulatory functions (as an Approved Regulator of the Trade Mark Attorney profession).
Richard Hayward, Head of PR & Communications
Richard heads up our communications, marketing and public relations activities. He joined us in 2015 having previously worked in PR and communications roles at the National Union of Students, Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire amongst others.
Sarah Vaughan, Events Manager
Sarah leads the Annual Conference Programme and CITMA Paralegal Course while overseeing all events and training for members. Sarah joined in July 2020 with previous events management experience at membership organisations such as The Law Society and Design Business Association.
Gus Bicknell, Events Officer
Gus has been with us since January 2019. He works closely with Sarah and our Events Committee to put together our events throughout the year. Gus is the point of contact for any webinar or seminar enquiries.
Shade Obafemi, Executive Assistant
Shade is our Executive Assistant, she joined on the 1st of November 2021. Prior to joining CITMA, she previously worked as a Committee Manager for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).
Joy Dublin, Accounts Manager
Joy joined us in December 2007 and is responsible for managing the accounts on a day-to-day basis.
Grace Patrick, Communications Assistant
Grace is our Communications Assistant, working on social media and communications. She joined us in June 2021, having previously worked in school marketing.
Darren Prewer, Membership Officer
Darren is our membership officer and joined us in 2021. Darren has over a decade of membership experience gained from previous roles at The Geological Society and HM Treasury.
Gillian Rogers, Secretariat Officer
Gillian began working for us in March 2000 and is secretary to a number of committees and the CITMA Benevolent Fund.
Gillian also administers our free advice clinics programme.