Roy Allkin, Co-founder and Director, Wolfestone Translation Ltd
ATC Chairman
Chair ATC Membership Committee
Chair ATC Ethics Committee
Member ATC Conference Organising Commitee

Roy Allkin is the co-founder and Operations Director of Wolfestone Translation Ltd Ltd. Roy studied History for his first class Honours Degree before going on to achieve a Masters Degree with distinction in Business. He is currently studying CIMA Management Accounting.

Vice Chairman

Jesper Sandberg, MD, STP Nordic

Vice-chair ATC
Chair ATC Conference Organising Committee
Member ATC Membership Committee

Jesper Sandberg graduated in Denmark in 1990 with a vocational Master's degree in technical, legal and commercial translation and interpreting and is a state-authorised EN-DA-EN translator and interpreter under the Danish system.



Cherie Plaice, MD, Wordfish Translations
ATC Treasurer
ATC's EUATC Representative 

Cherie Plaice is the founder and MD of Wordfish Translations (formerly SBC Translations).  Cherie holds a degree in Applied Language Studies (Spanish, German, Linguistics and Economics) and gained a distinction in Hispanic Studies at post-graduate level.

General Secretary

Geoffrey Bowden, General Secretary

Geoffrey has served the Association of Translation Companies for over 30 years.

Council member

Isabella Moore CBE, Co-Director, Comtec Translations
Chair, PR & Public Affairs Committee
Member ATC Ethics Committee

Isabella is Co-Director of Comtec Translations , which Isabella originally founded in 1986, sold in 20002 and re-acquired with daughter, Sophie Howe, in 2007,

Council member

Paul Stewart, Director, Wessex Translations
Member ATC ISO Advisory Panel

Member ISO Mirror Group

Paul Stewart is director of Wessex Translations Limited, the longest standing member of the ATC. Paul holds the National Diploma in Agriculture from Harper Adams University College, and a Diploma in Management Studies.




Council member

Levent Yildizgoren, MD, TTC wetranslate
Member ATC Conference Organising Committee

Levent is the Managing Director of TTC wetranslate . He is a seasoned English-Turkish translator and a PRINCE2 qualified project manager. Levent has been in the translation industry since 1992.


Council member

Lynn Everson, MD, Lifeline Languages
Member ATC ISO Advisory Panel

With an MA in Translation, Lynn is MCIL (Spanish) and MITI (French) and founded Lifeline Language Services in 1990 to provide emergency response language to the haulage industry. Lifeline is now a one-stop LSP with an international client base providing comprehensive interpreting and translation services plus full supporting multimedia capability.

Council member

Ruth Partington, Founder, RP Translate
ATC Membership Committee
Member ATC Conference Organising Committee

Ruth Partington graduated in 1986 with a degree in Russian and Italian from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.  She became a part-qualified Chartered Accountant before moving into Customer Service and working for Tom Jones’ sound engineer in the field of Audio Consoles.

Council member

Mark Robinson, MD, Alexika
Member of the ATC PR and Public Affairs Committee

Mark has a degree in German Studies from the University of Lancaster, a Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists and an MBA from Cranfield University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.


Council member

Christine Weightman, CEO ETLS International

Member PR & Public Affairs Committee
Member ATC Ethics Committee

Christine Weightman, the Chief Executive of ETLS International, has been working in the translation profession for more than 25 years, after an earlier career in management.


Co-opted Council member

Co-opted Council lead on standards

Raisa McNab is Quality & Training Manager at Sandberg Translation Partners (STP). She is responsible for the company’s quality management system and translation services standard certification, and is actively involved in translation industry standards development.



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