Natalie joined Memoria in September 2018 as Administrator and has recently taken on the role of Manager. She has 27 years’ customer service experience in a variety of industries. She takes great pride in her role in providing a professional, respectful and an exceptional standard of service to the bereaved families that use the crematorium and gardens of remembrance at South Oxfordshire Crematorium & Memorial Park.
Olivia joined Memoria in October 2023 as the Administrator for South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park. Olivia comes from a career working within Recruitment and Retail Management and hopes to fully utilise all her administrative and customer service skillset & experience to good effect within her latest role.
Head of Grounds Maintenance
Prior to joining Memoria in July 2022, Ryan attended Worcester University, for 4 years studying sports science. After completing his time in education, Ryan found a new calling in grounds maintenance and landscaping. After initially working for 2 years in contract landscaping in Worcester, he made the decision to move to Oxford and take-up his role with Memoria.
Chapel Attendant / Cremator Operator
Looking for a career change Karen joined Memoria South Oxfordshire in May 2023 initially as the sites’ Administrator. Prior to that Karen worked for many years within the financial sector.
After a short spell Karen then changed position to become Chapel Attendant / Cremator Operator when the position became available after a fellow member of staff retired. Karen takes great pride in being the first female to take on this role within the company.
In conjunction with Memoria Limited Andrew Sells set up South Oxfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium in late 2013. From 1992-2002 he was Chairman of Westerleigh Group, which is a group of crematoria and cemeteries specialising in joint ventures with Local Authorities.
Andrew was previously Chairman of The Garden Centre Group (formerly Wyevale) which consists of 122 garden centres across England and Wales with sales of some £250 m. and 4,500 employees. Andrew has been Treasurer of two charities: the Royal Horticultural Society and Policy Exchange, a think tank. He was Chairman of Linden Homes from its start-up in 1991, through its full listing in 1996, its MBO in 2000 until its sale in March 2007. His early career was spent investment banking with Schroders before he moved into venture capital in 1983. For the ten years 1990 – 2000 he was Managing Director of Sovereign Capital Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the London Business School.