Consultants and Employees

CEO and National Treasurer

Michael Bell
Michael Bell






PR Manager

Caroline Bramwell

The PR Manager is appointed on a part time basis, as a self-employed consultant and the provision for services is managed through a contract with IA. The PR Manager is responsible for the Public Relations and Communications for the charity, and fundraising initiatives. This entails creating the strategic marketing campaigns for the charity and liaison with the press and media to ensure positive messages about living with an ileostomy or internal pouch is properly portrayed. The role also requires participation on external committees and panels representing patients, and supporting the regional branches and Young IA with events, PR and marketing guidance. Attendance at industry events is also part of the role, to ensure the charity maintains its visibility with Stoma Care Nurses and Gastroenterologists, representing the voice of ostomates.


Journal Editor

Ashleigh Condon

The Journal Editor is a full-time employee at the IA National Office in Rochford, Southend-on-sea. The Editor is responsible for all editorial aspects of the journal, the sales of advertising space, and for the designing, printing and distribution of over 9,000 copies both nationally and overseas. Editorial responsibilities include the collation of personal interest stories and features, proofreading, formatting, and liaison with writers and contributors. The editor will work with advertisers on fair rates and nurture those relationships to ensure they are mutually beneficial. She is responsible for all communications regarding the journal, and monitors and arranges content for all social media channels. The Editor reports to the Board and works alongside the PR Manager on all communications, campaigns, and outreach.


Matthew Batt
Matthew Batt

The webmaster is appointed, on a part-time basis, as a self-employed consultant and the provision for services is managed through a contract with IA. The nature of the post is such that regular availability is necessary in order to ensure that the IA website is kept updated and monitored.

The webmaster is responsible for managing all aspects of IA’s website technically and to ensure that content is relevant and current; maintaining and developing the existing site in keeping with the aims of IA; overseeing moderation and administration of the forums; supporting member organisations with websites set up as local pages on the main IA site; third party liaison with RBS WorldPay, ostomy manufacturing companies, design companies and maintenance of reciprocal website links with relevant organisations; budgetary control, forecasting and administration.

The webmaster is required to attend executive committee meetings, National Council, communications sub-committee meetings and any other such meetings which may, from time to time, be arranged and at which the webmaster’s presence may be necessary.