JP Agrawal

JP has substantial experience in international finance and banking. In 2012 he founded Derivatives Value Advisor Ltd (DVAL), providing advisory services on derivatives and financial market solutions. Previously, JP has worked for global banks including Lloyds Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. JP has a Masters in International Finance (MIF) from University of Amsterdam, and a Master of Technology (M. Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.

Sarah Blakemore

Sarah is an international NGO Director with a 15 year track record of driving creative and tactical programmes for change, at all levels from grassroots to global. An advocacy and communications specialist, Sarah has extensive experience of research, policy analysis, lobbying, coalition-building and communications. Sarah is currently Director of Keeping Children Safe. Previous roles have been at International Campaign to Ban Landmines, End Water Poverty, Save the Children UK and Oxfam. Sarah has also worked as a freelance journalist and has gained post graduate qualifications in Environment and Development.

Deborah Botwood Smith

Deborah is Director of Marketing at the Association for Financial Markets in London, which represents a broad range of European and global participants in the wholesale financial markets. Deborah has advised companies at the most senior level on reputation and governance issues, marketing, thought leadership and crisis management for over twenty five years. She has an MA in law from University of Cambridge. She is married with one son.

Meg Braddock

Meg is a specialist in sexual and reproductive health and rights, with wide experience in programme design, management and technical assistance in developing countries.  She has worked in the public and NGO sectors and has 25 years practical experience in programme development in SRHR, public-private partnerships, work with adolescents, and innovative financing methods.  She has also worked on integrated rural development, housing and micro-credit programmes.  She has Masters degrees in Operational Research and Economics.  She lived and worked in Latin America for over 20 years, and now works as a freelance consultant.

Carol Bradford (Chair)

Carol is an independent consultant in sexual and reproduction health, with field experience in Latin America, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. With technical expertise in reproductive health, including family planning and abortion, maternal health, HIV/AIDS and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, Carol has extensive experience in organisational development, monitoring and evaluation and strategic planning. Carol  has worked for a wide range of organisations and clients in the USA and the UK including Marie Stopes International, DFID, International Planned Parenthood Federation and the World Bank and has an MA in Sociology and Demography from Georgetown University in Washington DC. 

Peter Clokey (Treasurer)

Peter is a consultant to the corporate finance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive international experience, having led a World Bank project in Tanzania and advised clients in the Middle East and across south-east Asia, where he lived for several years. He previously sat on the Board of Directors of a listed company and currently sits on the Council of the Society of Share and Business Valuers.

Patricia Croll (Vice Chair)

Patricia has 21 years’ experience as a senior international development executive and manager operating at a strategic level in the voluntary sector. As Director of External Relations and Resource Development at Marie Stopes International (MSI), she built from scratch the External Relations and Resource Mobilisation team, evolving the structure, systems, procedures and setting strategy. Her work on Public Affairs, Media and Parliamentary Advocacy, Publications Production aimed at both positioning MSI as the leading agency in its field and building awareness of a range of complex issues among a variety of audiences. Prior to working at MSI Patricia had many years experience in education, counselling and training. Patricia also serves on the Board of Pupil Parent Partnership, which works with young people and their families in West London.

Meera Dodhia

Meera has five years’ experience in various roles in finance under the NGO sector particularly in sexual, reproductive and maternal health. She has been heavily involved in producing statutory reports, monthly reporting and has more recently been a regional finance advisor in ensuring there is compliance to accounting policies and understanding of the SORP. Prior to this she has had 5 years working in the social housing sector where she was specialized in Capital and component accounting.

Roz Marsh

Roz qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has worked in a variety of commercial and compliance departments for organisations such as Mercer Ltd and WorldPay. Roz is currently working for Lloyds Banking Group as a senior lawyer in the commercial cards team, where she has gained experience of advising the board and senior stakeholders on complex legal issues. Roz has a first class degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and has completed the Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme.

Audrey Prost

Audrey is a senior lecturer at UCL's Institute for Global Health. She works closely with the Indian civil society organisation Ekjut in eastern India. Together they have conducted two large cluster randomised controlled trials of participatory women's groups to improve maternal and newborn health in largely tribal areas of Jharkhand and Odisha. They are currently working on expanding the use of participatory approaches with community groups to improve child health and nutrition beyond the neonatal period, as well as adolescent health. Audrey is an associate editor of Trials, and interested in the design and analysis of trials of complex social interventions.

Laura Salisbury

Laura is the Head of Community and Volunteer Fundraising at VSO based in London. Laura has over 10 years of experience working in the charitable fundraising sector for a range of organisations including Amnesty International UK, The Free Tibet Campaign and Concern Universal. Laura feels strongly about social justice, and particularly issues pertaining to gender equality and has an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the LSE. 

Esther Sharma

Esther has been a midwife for over 15 years and is a member of the Royal College of Midwives and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.  She has a wide range of experience in working in a range of midwifery settings across London as well as previously holding management responsibilties in public health roles and working in Afghanistan to improve maternal health.  Esther currently works as a National Facilitator for Best Beginnings, a charity working to give all UK babies the best start in life.  She is married with two children.

Jo Torode

Jo is a Consultant and Coach, working in the legal sector. She is a Barrister and experienced litigator with particular experience of high profile, local and cross-jurisdictional investigations and proceedings in the criminal, regulatory and civil aspects of financial and corporate wrongdoing, money laundering and asset recovery and her legal practice encompasses each of these areas. Jo has lectured extensively in all her areas of expertise, was previously Chair of the Female Fraud Forum (a networking organisation for female professionals working in financial crime and regulation) and continues to mentor junior lawyers. Jo also works as a Business and Executive Coach, offering both one-to-one coaching and a business consultancy service addressing all aspects of business development and practice strategy.

Anthony Williams

Tony is a retired consultant paediatrician who worked in neonatal intensive care at St George's Hospital for over twenty-five years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and of the Royal College of Physicians. He has occupied a number of advisory roles with governmental and non-governmental organisations, particularly in the field of child nutrition.