Our Staff

Our Head Office is at 43, Portland Place, where we have six full-time and two part-time members of paid staff that carry out the core roles required by a charity.

These include finance and administration staff as well as the welfare team, fundraising team and our Chief Executive.

To read more about the core team and to contact specific members of staff please see the individual biographies below.

Robert Ball
Chief Executive
Helen Stanley
Welfare Officer

Aidan Cullen
Welfare Officer

Katie Vivian
External Relations Manager

Reema Patel
Communications Officer

Mark Thomas
Supporter Relations Officer
Angela Muhammad
Admin & Property Officer
Mimi Tesfaye
Finance Officer

 Photographs by Alex Asprey. 


Robert Ball  Chief Executive  Contact Robert

"I joined the ABS in 2001 as our Finance & Property Manager and became Chief Executive in February 2013. I previously worked for Upkeep, a charity providing building maintenance training courses. My principle goals as Chief Executive are to ensure that the Society is fit for purpose both now and in the future and continues to improve on the quality and range of services it provides to the wider architectural profession."

Head Office Team

Mimi Tesfaye  Finance Officer  Contact Mimi
"I joined the Society in January 2016 as the Finance Officer. My role involves managing the accounts and processing the invoices. I have worked in the charity sector for thirteen years before I joined the ABS. Here, I work part time hours and am usually in Monday - Thursday (10am - 2pm). "
Angela Muhammad  Admin & Property Officer  Contact Angela
"I began working with the ABS in February 2013.  My role includes managing our property at Portland Place, monitoring the ABS Help Desk and general office management.  I work part time hours, Monday – Thursday (10am - 2pm) which works well around family commitments.  I’m one of your first points of contact should you require assistance."
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