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: 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: 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: Tel: 01684 892661
Hannah Park Communications Officer Hannah Park Hannah Park Hannah’s role involves managing NSA’s online presence, which includes the NSA website and various social media platforms. She also manages press relationships and receives enquiries from the general public, journalists and researchers. Hannah supports overseas the production of the NSA Weekly Email Update and supports the production of Sheep Farmer magazine for members. Outside of work, Hannah is a keen member of her local Young Farmers Club and enjoys helping out on the farm whenever time allows. Email: Tel: 01684 892661
Katie James Communications Officer Katie James Katie James Katie works three days a week as Communications Support 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 press relationships and receives enquiries from the general public, journalists and researchers. Katie supports the Communications Offier in the production of the NSA Weekly Email Update and Sheep Farmer magazine for members. 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: Tel: 01684 892661
Abi Swaffield Membership Recruitment Officer Abi Swaffield Abi Swaffield Abi’s role as Membership Recruitment Officer see’s her devoted to all things membership related at NSA. She is responsible for planning and managing a number of projects to relay the value of being an NSA member and plans NSA’s presence at several shows and events through the year. Abi is the first point of contact for new and existing members with any queries relating to membership. Outside of work, Abi is a member of her local Young Farmers Club and a keen horsewoman, competing regularly through the summer and hunting weekly with her local hunt during the winter months.  Email: Tel: 01684 892661
Helen Davies Corporate Sales Manager Helen Davies Helen Davies 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: Tel: 01691 654712 / 07976 803066
Nicola Smith LIVESTOCK RESEARCHER Nicola Smith Nicola Smith Nicola recently joined the NSA as a livestock researcher, taking on a brand new role devoted to research within the sheep sector.  At the moment Nicola is focusing her time on the “Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe”, a project also known as iSAGE.  Due to her commitments to the project, she works part time for the NSA but spends the other half of her time working on the same project at the Organic Research Centre (Elm Farm), based in Newbury.  Outside of work, Nicola is a sheep farmer, managing a flock of 200 breeding Romney and Llyen ewes.  With a love for the outdoors, Nicola likes to relax through mountaineering, rock climbing and Triathlons.  Email: 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: Tel: 01684 892661