Meet the Team
Apart from being passionate about translation and the many other topics related to it, the people who work at Comms are the ones who make the company what it is. Click on a name below to read a little bit more about each of our staff members.
President & CEO
Vice President, Business Development
Annalisa Di Nicola
Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Sonia Sala is our Operations Director, with responsibility for ensuring that all our projects run smoothly. Sonia is a Spanish national, who has a Degree in Translation and Interpreting from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain in English, Italian and Danish. She also has some knowledge of Portuguese and German.
Sonia is an excellent manager of people and really enjoys running the Operations Department. It is her job to ensure that projects run on time, to budget and to the satisfaction of our clients!
Sue Orchard is the President/CEO and founder of the company. Her professional life has been spent in International Sales and Marketing. Sue is a languages graduate in German and Russian, has a good knowledge of French and Spanish, and a working understanding of most European languages.
Sue is a member of several professional organisations, including the Chartered Institute of Linguists, International Test Commission, the Chartered Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and the Institute of Directors.
Graham Morris is a Director of Comms Multilingual and member of the management team. He has experience in IT, Finance, Sales, Support and Administration.
At Comms, Graham handles a variety of different areas, including business development, IT systems and security, finance and administration. He can be seen at various conferences during the year as well
Ivan’s native language is Bulgarian. He is also fluent in English and can understand Russian and other Cyrillic languages. He holds a BA in Digital Media from Coventry University, and he constantly keeps track of innovations in marketing, technology and new trends in the media industry.
Ivan is responsible for managing our trade shows and campaigns. He develops all of our marketing materials, plus our branding, design and copywriting. He produces our promotional videos and is involved in all stages of the production process. Ivan also assists our Sales team and is passionate about our niche markets. He is very tech-savvy and manages our website.
Karolina Cisek-Ndlovu comes from Poland. She holds an MA degree in English Studies from UMCS in Poland, and an MA in Translation from the University of Surrey.
Always curious about the world and how things work, she has a particular interest in science, technology and computing, which is why she concentrated on scientific and technical translation and translation technology during her studies. With a can-do attitude, she loves challenges and takes pleasure in finding solutions to problems.
Annalisa Di Nicola
Annalisa Di Nicola comes from Sicily, Italy, where she graduated from the Advanced School for Translators and Interpreters. She also holds an MSc in Technical, Scientific, Audiovisual and Medical Translation from Imperial College, London.
She has lived and worked in Spain and France for extended periods of time before moving to the UK. She is an experienced subtitler and a language enthusiast with a genuine interest in and passion for translation, especially in the audiovisual field.
Laura is a native speaker of Galician and Spanish. She also speaks English, Portuguese and can understand a little Korean. She holds a BA in Translation and Interpreting and an MA in Multimedia Translation from the University of Vigo (Spain), and her passion is subtitling and audiovisual translation in general.
Having visited South Korea twice, she is interested in all aspects of Korean culture and hopes to learn the language properly.
Samantha is a native English speaker hailing from London but with roots in Uruguay. She is fluent in Spanish, and has some knowledge of German. She holds an MA in Translation and Interpreting and a BSc in Mathematics and Spanish.
Ever the eternal student and with a thirst for learning, Samantha is soon to embark on a part-time PhD in Pyscholinguistics while working for Comms.
Steffie comes from Lille, France. She speaks fluent English and Italian, some Dutch, and is currently learning Russian. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages applied to Business, and recently graduated from the University of Lille with a Master’s in Specialised Multilingual Translation.
She is passionate about managing translation projects that focus on psychometric content, and even wrote her final Master’s dissertation on the subject.
Monica comes from Valencia in Spain and is a native speaker of Catalan and Spanish. Holding a BA in Translation and Interpreting, she is fluent in English and German and has some knowledge of French.
She has lived in Germany and England for a few years and really enjoys working with languages. Psychology is one of her passions too and currently she combines her studies in this field with working at Comms.
Manda is a native Gujarati speaker, who has over 20 years of experience in office administration, a large part of which has been with Comms.
She handles all our Client and Supplier invoices and ensures that all our suppliers are paid in a timely manner.
Shahrzad is a native speaker of Farsi/Persian. She speaks English and German and understands some French and Japanese. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Translation and graduated with a Master’s in Computational Linguistics.
She has lived in Austria and England for a few years, so she is passionate about various languages. She is also interested in machine learning and machine translation that are related to her background.
Nika is a native speaker of both Russian and English. She also knows Spanish. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from The Open University.
She has predominantly lived/worked and studied in the UK, but has also spend a considerable amount of her life in Russia.
She enjoys finding out about the history and culture of different countries and the history of languages.
Lucy is a native English speaker from sunny Eastbourne on the south coast of England. She also speaks Spanish and Russian and has a basic knowledge of French.
She holds an MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and a BA in Spanish and Russian from the University of Bristol. She has previously worked abroad, teaching English as a foreign language, including a year in Spain and two years in Russia.
Olivia is a native speaker of Chinese. She also speaks English and Japanese, and is currently studying French. With a passion for intercultural communication and a love for languages, she pursued her education in three countries – the UK, the US and China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology and an MA in Interpreting from the University of Surrey.
Olivia is an experienced and CATTI-certified English-Chinese Translator/Interpreter with industry practice in IP, ICT, Medicine and Multimedia. She has also accumulated some Project Management experience in patent localization with law firms in Beijing.