21 Jul 2021

Changes in the BAM Office Team

We are very sorry to say farewell to three of our amazing BAM team, who have been pivotal to our success in building our community and maintaining it through the current global crisis.

Raluca Stroe, our Events and Networks Officer, was a crucial element in transforming our events programme from its traditional, in-person format to online, global events attracting large audiences. We wish her well as she starts her PhD journey, and are grateful that she will remain part of our team on an ad hoc basis, and as a member of BAM. We are recruiting a successor, but are delighted to welcome Eleanor Forsyth, a highly experienced events support freelancer, in the interim during the build up to our conference.

Jenny Mak has had an unusual start to her career, encompassing an office move, a new membership database and remote working. She has worked efficiently and cheerfully to support our membership and respond to queries. We wish her well as she embarks on a new career based closer to her home.   In her place, we are very happy to welcome Roisin Durning Broderick as our new Membership and Administration Officer.

Dr Ashley Lenihan, our Head of Policy and Engagement, was central in setting up a policy function within BAM, enabling us to respond professionally and effectively to Inquiries and other HE-related consultations. She too carries our warmest wishes with her as she returns to academic life at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA, as full Professor of the Practice of International Affairs with their School of Foreign Service (SFS), and will also serve as the Deputy Director of the Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program. We are delighted that she will, nonetheless, remain engaged with BAM as a Senior Policy advisor.

BAM has a small team of very dedicated and willing professionals supporting a vast array of activity and we are very grateful to them all.