Team

We have a dedicated team of events specialists with a wealth of experience in delivering tailor made conferences and functions. To get in touch with any of them to discuss your event, please telephone 01784 443045 or email: sales-office@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Jemma Morris

Head Catering and Conference Services

Jemma has a background in high quality multi-site catering operations, having held the position of Head of Catering and Events at Imperial College, London for 9 years. Prior to this, Jemma held posts at Aramark and JP Morgan, having graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in hospitality.

Helen Earwaker

Sales and Marketing Manager

Helen joined the team having run her own small business in the wedding industry. A Royal Holloway alumna (Management Studies), Helen acts as the first point of contact for new enquiries for conferences and events and strives to forge new links with potential customers and others in the industry, by attending networking events and showing people the fabulous facilities available at Royal Holloway. Helen was the winner of the TUCO (The University Caterer’s Organisation) Rising Star Award in 2018. In her spare time, Helen is a wife and mum to two daughters as well as a Local Authority School Governor.

Carol Leppard

Conference and Events Sales Executive

Carol is an experienced Event Sales Manager who has worked in a variety of hospitality venues. Most recently for the Sundial Group at Barnett Hill Conference Centre, but she has also worked for privately owned Bailiffscourt Hotel, the 5 star Grand Hotel in Brighton and the Jarvis Cooden Beach Hotel. Her earlier career was spent as an Operations Manager for Royal Pavilion Estate Caterers and as a Catering & Bars Manager for Eastbourne Borough Council. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, eating out and travelling the country supporting Plymouth Argyle Football Team.

Nicola Byrne

Conference and Events Sales Executive

Nicola has built a wealth of experience in organising large international academic conferences while working for the Biological Sciences department at Royal Holloway, before she transferred to the conference team. Her earlier career was spent in a variety of positions ranging from project management to marketing in a legal publishing company. During her spare time, she enjoys food, cooking and travel with her husband and two daughters.

Adela Fernandez

Conference and Events Sales Executive

Following a degree in Tourism and Hospitality and a Masters in Hotel Management, Adela began her career in a variety of positions at Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa. Most recently, she held the position of Sales Consultant for the Sundial Group at Barnett Hill Conference Centre. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends, trying new restaurants and walking in the countryside.

Terri Sadler

Conference and Events Sales Executive

Terri has worked at Royal Holloway since 2007 working within the Conference and Events team, most recently as Conference and Events Shift Leader. Highlights of Terri’s career include winning The University Caterers’ Organisation TUCO) Service Skills competition for which she was rewarded with a day of work experience at Buckingham Palace, as well as winning TUCO Rising Star Award and her involvement in the running of the Queen’s visit to Royal Holloway in 2014. In her spare time, Terri enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and is also a member of the Executive Committee at the local Scout group.

Annika Cheung

Events Coordinator

Annika graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Events Management and was a Meeting and Events Sales Executive and Event Planner intern at the 4 star Guoman Tower Hotel in London. She also worked as a Front of House Assistant at the Athletes’ village during the 2012 Olympics. Since then she has worked in a variety of roles in Royal Holloway’s Conference and Events team. Annika was shortlisted in the 2019 Conference Hospitality Awards in the “Rising Star” category. In her spare time, Annika enjoys socialising with friends and going to yoga and Thai boxfit classes.