University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

Our Staff

If you have a general enquiry contact

For more specific enquires please contact the relevant member of staff listed below.

Marketing & Communications

Gemma Vessey
Head of Marketing & Communications

Stephanie Pearson
Research Development Co-ordinator

Geoff Ward

Liam McDaid 
IT Support Co-ordinator

Simon Newby
Graphic Designer

Sean Gee
Graphic Designer

Thomas Heap
Marketing Co-ordinator


Student Opportunities

Kim McGuinness
Head of Student Opportunities

Kevin Young
Colleges Development Co-ordinator

Jasmine Walker
Societies Co-ordinator

Matt Ingram
Give It A Go Project Assistant

Annie Potter
Sports Co-ordinator

Shaun Philips
Sport Assistant

Anu Priya 
Student Opportunities Co-ordinator (Volunteer)​


Representation, Democracy & Advice

Rachel Barber
Head of Representation & Democracy

Richard Andrew
Advice and Welfare Manager

Louise Parsons
Academic and Welfare Development                  

Susie Gridley
Academic and Welfare Development                  

Michael Hewitson
Democracy & Campaigns Co-ordinator

Frank Longdon
Student Engagement Development                  

Finance & Resources

Cate Tracey
Head of Finance & Resources

Chris Morgan
Health & Safety Development Co-ordinator

Carys Jones
HR Manager

Harriet Gibson
Helpdesk Supervisor

Pauline Barrow
Finance Controller

Liz Johnson
Finance Administrator

Carmen Jerrold
Finance Administrator

Christian Pollock
Finance Apprentice


Commercial Services

Laurie Smith
Head of Commercial Services

Kevin Dixon
Catering Manager

Sebastian Scarbrough
Bars & Entertainment Manager

Max Camara
Courtyard Venue Manager

Rachel Brown
YUSU Shop Manager

Theo Issitt
Kitchen @ Alcuin Manager

Mitchell Salter
Glasshouse Assistant Manager (Intern)

Jessica Winnan
Courtyard Assistant Manager (Intern)

Ruaidhri Cartwright​
Kitchen@ Assistant Manager (Intern)