Get to know the staff team of ACTA

Among the staff in the ACTA office is a wealth of experience and knowledge in many parts of the translation and interpreting industry. Together we offer support and guidance to our members and stakeholders, in a friendly and professional manner.
The team is:
Chief Executive, Samuel Wilson
Samuel works closely with the ACTA Board and staff on all aspects of the running and development of ACTA.
Operations Manager, Katrina Wells
Katrina   manages the day-to-day operations of ACTA, ensuring everything runs effectively. Her priorities are project managing, ACTA staff, events, communications, customer service, complaints, processes and procedures and health and fire safety. She also supports our Chief Executive and the ACTA Board.
Admissions Officer, Katherine Black
The ACTA office team currently runs the assessment procedure for qualified member applications. They also process the admissions for all categories of membership and work closely with the Admissions and Assessment Committee through the Chief Executive.
Admissions Assistant, Aaron Martin
Aaron’s main responsibilities are to support the Admissions Officer. Daily tasks including sourcing assessors for the ACTA assessment, arranging dates and the day-to-day management of the admin email account for assessments.
Membership Officer, Portia Mann
Portia's main responsibilities are dealing with membership subscription renewals and applications. As well as informing members on a variety of ACTA matters including Professional Indemnity Insurance, certification of translations, career advice, bulletin subscriptions; she also supports the Network and Regional Groups Professional Support Group. Portia speaks Punjabi and Urdu.
Operations Assistant, Addison Bradley
Addison’s main responsibilities are the day-to-day management of the main email account, processing new and existing members' applications for membership and supporting the Membership Officer, Admissions Officer and management.
Professional Development Officer, Barbara Brooks
Barbara’s priority is to promote and develop a continuous professional development (CPD) program for ACTA members. Barbara works closely with the Professional Development Committee to deliver a coordinated annual training program. She organizes training events and workshops and produces training materials. She also manages ACTA’s online CPD logging system.
Events Officer, Anita Thatcher
Debbie's main responsibilities are to organize the larger events for ACTA which include the Conference and AGM. Debbie will be the main point of contact for attendees, suppliers and sponsors. She will work closely with the Chief Executive and Conference organizers