Our Office Team

We believe that good teamwork is essential for providing consistently reliable, high-quality translations and for sound project management. We’ve made a conscious decision to stick with and invest in our “real” office, in Nottingham in the East Midlands, as it provides a constant learning environment for both new and experienced staff and helps foster the good teamwork needed to provide you with a superior service.

Operations

Kim de Silva Senior Project Manager/Team Leader

Kim de Silva Senior Project Manager/Team Leader

Kim de Silva

Kim grew up in Germany where she studied Languages and Business (English and French). She then went on to work as a foreign language correspondent and translator at Airbus in Toulouse. She studied Translation in Metz, France, and finished her MA degree at the University of Bristol. Kim joined AST in February 2015.

Marek Malec Account Executive

Marek Malec Account Executive

Marek Malec

Marek has a BA in German and Linguistics from Nottingham Trent University. As part of the course he spent a year studying at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He joined AST in August 2015. He is fluent in Polish, English and German, and is currently studying Italian.

Roseanna Birchall Project Manager

Roseanna Birchall Project Manager

Roseanna Birchall

Roseanna graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in German and Russian in 2013. During her degree she studied and worked in Vienna and Moscow.  She worked for 2 years in finance and accounting, before joining AST in July 2016.

Josephine Day Project Manager

Josephine Day Project Manager

Josephine Day

Josephine has a BA in English and German from the University of Nottingham, and spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in Dortmund, Germany. As well as German, she speaks Dutch and is currently learning French. She joined AST in September 2016.

Julija Kuras Junior Project Manager

Julija Kuras Junior Project Manager

Julija Kuras

Julija completed an MA at the Universities of Kassel and Wolverhampton, and is currently studying for a BcS at the University of Hagen via distance learning. Most recently Julija has worked in finance support roles, providing support in German, Russian and Spanish. Julija joined AST in June 2017.

Alexandra Dilkes Senior Project Specialist

Alexandra Dilkes Senior Project Specialist

Alexandra Dilkes

Alexandra completed her BA in German and Music at the University of Sheffield. She worked for a number of years with translations in Germany and in the UK, before becoming a Project Manager for AST in early 2011. She became Operations Manager in 2012 and, having returned from maternity leave, a Senior Project Specialist in May 2016.

Ayla Mellenthin Project management intern

Ayla Mellenthin Project management intern

Ayla Mellenthin

Ayla grew up in Germany and is currently studying English and Culture at the University of Bremen. To complement her undergraduate studies, she is currently doing her internship at AST. In addition to German and English she speaks French at an advanced level.

Support

Siobhan Doyle Accounts Supervisor

Siobhan Doyle Accounts Supervisor

Siobhan Doyle

Siobhan studied at Clarendon College in Nottingham, gaining full membership of the Association of Accountancy Technicians in September 2014 and is a student member of ACCA. Siobhan has worked in accountancy within sixth form colleges and the NHS over a period of over 6 years and joined AST in February 2016.

Outi Tolppa Translator Resources Co-ordinator

Outi Tolppa Translator Resources Co-ordinator

Outi Tolppa

Outi studied English and Comparative Literature & Swedish at the University of East Anglia. She worked for 3 years at a translation company in Derby then in various roles in a technical call centre. Outi is fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish. She joined AST in May 2013.

IT & Network Support

Shobhika Bharti IT & Network Manager

Shobhika Bharti IT & Network Manager

Shobhika Bharti

Shobhika came from India to the UK to pursue an MSc in Information Systems & Operations Management at the University of Nottingham. She has more than 6 years of experience in various IT fields, with software as her main specialism. Shobhika joined AST in March 2017.