Executive Committee

The Student Publication Association is run by a team of five Executive Committee members, elected annually at the SPA’s National Conference.

The other teams that comprise the SPA are our Trustee BoardRegional Officers, and Project Officers.

Our 2021/22 Executive Committee is comprised of the following individuals. Previous officer teams can be found here.

Chair – Charlotte Colombo


Charlotte graduated from the University of Southampton in 2020, before starting a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism at City University.

Charlotte served as Editor-in-Chief of Wessex Scene while in Southampton, and was shortlisted for the Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment in 2020. Her work has appeared in The Independent, Metro, iNews, Journo Resources and Digital Spy. 






Training & Opportunities Officer – Bethany Dawson


Bethany is the Editor in Chief of Incite, final year politics and sociology student and a freelance journalist.

She has work in the BBC, The Independent, The Times, VICE, Refinery29, Private Eye and more. She was highly commended as best reporter at SPANC 2020.







Communications Officer – VACANT


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Conference & Events Officer – VACANT


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Sponsorship Officer – VACANT


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