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 Operations Manager

Kim de Silva Operations Manager

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 Senior Project Manager

Roseanna Birchall Senior 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.

Annabel Jepson Junior Project Manager

Annabel Jepson Junior Project Manager

Annabel Jepson

Annabel graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in German and Linguistics, and spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in Kamen, Germany as part of her degree. She joined AST in July 2018.

Shannon McLean Junior Project Manager

Shannon McLean Junior Project Manager

Shannon McLean

Shannon has a BA in German Studies from the University of Nottingham and spent a year in Soest, Germany as part of her degree. After graduation she qualified to teach English as a foreign language, and joined AST in October 2018.

Katherine Scott Junior Project Manager

Katherine Scott Junior Project Manager

Katherine Scott

Katherine has a BA in French, German and Portuguese from the University of Birmingham. During her degree, she spent a year abroad studying at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. She joined AST in November 2018.

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.

Laura Köcher Project Management Intern

Laura Köcher Project Management Intern

Laura Köcher

Laura grew up in Germany. After graduating in 2015, she went on to study at the Municipal Foreign Language Institute in Munich, where she became a state-certified trilingual foreign-language correspondent in French and English in July this year. After receiving an Erasmus scholarship, Laura joined AST in October 2018.

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 Manager

Outi Tolppa Translator Resources Manager

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

Jamie Saunders Software Development & Network Manager

Jamie Saunders Software Development & Network Manager

Jamie Saunders

Jamie has a degree in Forensic Computing from De Montfort University. He is passionate about fixing IT issues, and has recently gained his Masters in IT Security from Nottingham Trent University. Jamie joined AST in August 2017.

Business Development

Erato Mygdaliou Digital Marketing Specialist

Erato Mygdaliou Digital Marketing Specialist

Erato Mygdaliou

Erato has a BSc in Psychology and graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MA in Film, Television and Screen Industries. She later specialised in Digital Marketing and helped SMEs utilise audience behaviour research to elevate their unique brands. She is fluent in Greek and English and has knowledge of German and Italian. She joined AST in June 2018.