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.

Trustees are elected at the Association’s AGM during the annual National Conference.

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.






Elliot Davies

Elliot is a former SPA Development Officer and has served as a Trustee since 2016.

He is currently working at Habito as a Software Engineer and was previously on the digital team of The Times & Sunday Times as a Newsroom Developer.

During his time as Development Officer, Elliot wrote the SPA constitution. Since then he has been a long term supporter of the Association and continues to support the executive committee both in terms of long term strategy and tech.

You can find Elliot 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.





Sian Elvin

Sian is a former SPA Marketing Officer and has served as a Trustee since 2018.

She is Assistant News Editor at the news website and won the Kent Young Journalist of the Year award in 2018. She has also been named one of 30 journalists under the age of 30 to watch in the UK.

Sian was previously Deputy Editor at The Boar, the University of Warwick’s student newspaper.
You can find Sian 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.