Trustee Board

The Student Publication Association Trustee Board are a team of journalism industry professionals who offer advice and support to the Executive Committee in running the SPA.

Four Trustees are elected at the Association’s AGM during the annual National Conference, while three are appointed by the Board.

Two members of the Executive Committee also sit ex oficio on the Board. For 2020/21, these are Ben Warner (Chair) and Uditi Singh (Sponsorship Officer). Details of them can be found on our Executive Committee page.

The other teams that comprise the SPA are our Executive CommitteeRegional Officers, and Project Officers.

Our current Trustee Board is comprised of the following individuals. Previous trustees can be found here.

Trustees hold no legal responsibilities for the Association or its finances. The Board hold no voting rights at SPA meetings or AGM. 

Jem Collins

Jem is a former Chair of the SPA and has served as a Trustee since 2016.

She is the Director and founder of Journo Resources, a non-profit which helps to diversify the media industry, as well as freelancing for outlets including the i Paper, PinkNews,, and others.

Jem is passionate about helping young journalists and is keen to help the organisation develop new resources and research

You can find Jem on Twitter.




Aubrey Allegretti

Aubrey is a former two-term Digital Media Officer and has served as a Trustee since 2017.

He works for Sky News as a Political Reporter and occasional Westminster news editor. Previous employers include HuffPost UK and The Times.

He is passionate about the SPA being as clever and creative as possible in how it communicates with members on digital platforms.

You can find Aubrey on Twitter.




Geri Scott

Geri has served as a Trustee since 2018.

She is the Westminster Correspondent for The Yorkshire Post and has previously worked at the Eastern Daily Press as a journalist.

Geri is a former Editor-in-Chief at Concrete, the University of East Anglia’s student newspaper.

You can find Geri on Twitter.




Conor Matchett

Conor has served as a Trustee since 2020.

He is a Political Reporter for The Scotsman, as well as a former writer and Sport Editor for The Student, the University of Edinburgh’s student newspaper.

Conor is also a former Regional Officer, Development Officer and Chair of the SPA

You can find Conor on Twitter.