Our Team

Helen Gregson: Chief Executive Officer

Helen Gregson: Chief Executive Officer

I have worked with ESE since its launch as an individual membership society in 2006, and since March 2016 as its Chief Executive Officer. In my role I have responsibility, in partnership with the ESE Executive Committee and the ESE Team, to progress ESE’s development and deliver on its vision and objectives. Together we aim to make a real positive difference to the world of endocrinology, and to support our members and the endocrine community to improve health and treatments through endocrine science. I am always pleased to be contacted with thoughts and feedback on helen.gregson@ese-hormones.org.

Dirk De Rijdt: Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dirk De Rijdt: Director of Strategic Partnerships

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, my key objective is to support ESE in its ambitions to advance endocrinology and the interests of its members and the patients it stands for. In my function the interaction and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders is a key element in developing and generating support for our offering to our members and stakeholders. This support also includes building a solid and sustainable financial basis that allows ESE to grow and fulfill its educational and clinical strategies and projects. I can be contacted at dirk.de-rijdt@ese-hormones.org for all your ideas and suggestions.

Alex Harrison: Scientific Programmes Manager

Alex Harrison: Scientific Programmes Manager

Working with ESE since 2015, in my role as Scientific Programmes Manager I have responsibility for ESE’s educational and clinical activities the organisation and function of the Clinical, Education and Science Committees as well as the ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS) and ESE Focus Area Networks. I also support the ESE Executive Committee in the development and delivery of the society’s strategic aims and objectives. I have a background in academic research, obtaining my PhD in Regenerative Neuroscience from Cardiff University in the UK.

Andrea Davis: Governance and Office Manager

Andrea Davis: Governance and Office Manager

I have been working with ESE since their launch in 2006. In this time, I have been involved in all activities of the Society, from committee formation and management, membership activities, overview of the congress and training courses, communications including the website, newsletters and email alerts. This experience has provided a solid foundation which now enables me to provide the effective delivery of governance, financial management and procedures for the Society.

Victoria Withy: Sales and Marketing Manager

Victoria Withy: Sales and Marketing Manager

My key role is to ensure that all ESE's sales and marketing activities are cohesive and focused as well as support and enhance the Society's mission, objectives and activities for both our members and stakeholders as well as the overall area of endocrinology. I hold responsibility for all sales efforts related to the European Congress of Endocrinology, as well as supporting the business developments efforts towards the ESE membership and industry partners. I have a wealth of experience in the area of charity, association and life sciences conferences and marketing (Chartered Marketer - MCIM). I am a New Zealand national, based in Scotland. I welcome your thoughts, comments and ideas around how we can enhance our marketing and membership activities – please contact me at victoria.withy@ese-hormones.org

Mischa van Eimeren: EU Liaison Officer

Mischa van Eimeren: EU Liaison Officer

As EU Liaison Officer I support ESE in further developing their profile at the EU level and shaping their input to the political debate around issues relevant for the ESE Community while extending the ESE (political) network at the European and Global level. Another key aspect of my work is informing the ESE Community about the many existing EU Funding Opportunities out there. If you would like to exchange views on the role Public Affairs should play within ESE or have any other questions or comments on this subject, do not hesitate to contact me at mischa.vaneimeren@ese-hormones.org.

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