Contact NSA Head Office

Phil Stocker Chief Executive Phil Stocker Phil Stocker Phil joined NSA in 2011, taking the role of Chief Executive and leading the UK’s specialist membership organisation for those interested in sheep and sheep farming. Previous to that he spent well over 20 years in practical farming and farm management, followed by 15 years leading the Soil Association’s support for its farmer and grower members. Phil’s vision for the NSA an influential and respected organisation leading the UK sheep industry, which is forward-thinking yet maintaining the traditional and cultural aspects that are so valued. Efficiency will be a key part of this future with a strong focus on health, viable markets, and an attractive and healthy environment. Outside of work, Phil immerses himself in things practical and hands on, from coppicing woodland, keeping poultry, growing veg and various building and DIY projects. Email: [email protected] Tel: 07792 355503 / 01684 892661
Julie Jennings Association Secretary / PA to the Chief Executive Julie Jennings Julie Jennings Julie’s day to day tasks as Association Secretary include being the primary point of contact for the NSA Management Board of Trustees and NSA Finance and General Purposes Committee. Julie's involvement in governance communication also sees her work alongside the Chief Executive on special projects and ongoing NSA activity. Julie takes general enquiries that come into the office, including P&O bookings. Outside of work, Julie enjoys walking and generally being in the outdoors. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01684 892661
Gill Callow Membership Secretary Gill Callow Gill Callow Gill plays a vital role in the NSA office, maintaining the NSA membership database and ensuring all NSA members receive relevant correspondence regarding their membership subscription in an accurate and timely manner. She is also at the end of the phone for any queries relating to membership and processes application forms for new members. Gill also contributes to the smooth running of the NSA office, taking general enquiries and P&O bookings. Outside of work, Gill enjoys running, walking and generally being in the outdoors. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01684 892661 / 07946 356984
Katie James Communications Officer - Event Publicity and Online Presence Katie James Katie James Katie works four days a week as Communications Officer. Katie’s role involves developing and expanding NSA’s online presence, which includes managing the NSA website and various social media platforms. She also manages event publicity and receives enquiries from the general public, journalists and researchers. Katie works alongside Ellie Phipps, Communications Officer in charge of all press enquiries and activity and production of The Sheep Farmer magazine in the production of the NSA Weekly Email Update. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her young family which often involves working with their small flock of pedigree Ryeland sheep, attending local agricultural shows and events.  Email: [email protected] Tel: 01684 892661 / 07748 151235
Ellie Phipps Policy Officer and Sheep Farmer content Ellie Phipps Ellie Phipps Ellie's role involves supporting NSA's policy work, including producing and updating policy papers, meeting with other organisations and Government on behalf of the organisation and working closely with NSA members and committees to help ensure NSA's work is reflective of its members. Ellie is also responsible for managing NSA press relationships and receiving enquiries from the general public, journalists and researchers. She also supports the production of Sheep Farmer magazine for members. Ellie works alongside Katie James on the production of the NSA Weekly Email Update. Outside of work, Ellie enjoys walking, politics and visiting historical sites. Email: [email protected] Tel: 07799 408351
Helen Roberts Corporate Sales Manager Helen Roberts Helen Roberts Helen carries several responsibilities for NSA, splitting her time between working for NSA Head Office and for NSA Cymru/Wales Region. In her role as Corporate Sales Manager, Helen is the person to speak to regarding advertising in Sheep Farmer magazine, sponsoring NSA as a Corporate Supporter, and developing and maintaining relationships mainly between commercial companies and NSA. Helen also organises the national biennial NSA Sheep Event at Malvern. Her position as NSA Cymru/Wales Region Development Officer sees her manage regional activity in Wales and organise NSA Welsh Sheep. Helen has always been actively involved in the sheep sector, annually attending shows and events in pursuit of prizes for her father’s pedigree flock of Suffolk sheep. Regional sheep events other than NSA Welsh Sheep are organised by NSA regional committees, for which you can find contact details on the map on the left of this page. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01691 654712 / 07976 803066
Louise Hart Operations Director - Maternity Cover Louise Hart Louise Hart Louise joined NSA part time in January 2020 as one of the pair covering Joanne Briggs maternity leave. Her role is primarily related to Head Office whilst Dave Gregory covers Regions and Events. Alongside the NSA Louise is a self-employed rowing coach. She lives on a Charollais sheep farm with her parents and cycles a lot! Email: [email protected] Tel: 07790 770407
Chris Adamson Activities and Campaigns Officer Chris Adamson Chris Adamson Chris’s role involves expanding and organising events and initiatives to raise the profile of the association, directly leading to the recruitment of new members. He manages NSA's presence at NSA events and agricultural shows, ram sales, other NSA activities, Gift aid and NSA partners (Industry organisations, Corporate supporters and Breed Societies). He also works alongside Communications Officer Katie James in delivery of the Next Generation Programme, particulary in supporting and enhancing activities and the NSA Next Generation Shepherds competitions iat regional and national level. Outside of work, Chris enjoys working with his small flock of pedigree Kerry Hill sheep where you may see him competing at shows and events throughout the country. Email: [email protected] Tel: 07718 691119
Nicola Noble Technical Officer Nicola Noble Nicola Noble After returning from maternity leave, Nicola’s title has changed to NSA technical officer. Her role still focuses on research within the sheep sector but also encompasses technical enquiries, communicating with other organisations on technical matters and attending workshops/seminars on behalf of NSA to ensure that the outcomes are appropriate to the industry. Nicola works part time for the NSA and spends the other half of her time being a mummy. Outside of work, Nicola is a sheep farmer, managing a flock of 100 Romney ewes. With a love for the outdoors, Nicola likes to relax through mountaineering, rock climbing and triathlons.    Email: [email protected] Tel: 01684 892661
Karen Sumner Bookkeeper Karen Sumner Karen Sumner Karen’s role is based at NSA Head Office where she is responsible for all of the financial administrative functions for the Association. This includes accounts administration, financial analysis and reporting as well as support for budget preparation when required through the year. Outside of work, Karen is a keen gardener. She also enjoys knitting and spending time with her family.   Email: [email protected] Tel: 01684 892661