Trustees

The trustees oversee the work of the charity, giving support and advice using their experience in fundraising, communications, finance and project delivery.


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Carol Bradford
Chair of Board

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.  

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Meera Dodhia
 

Meera has over 5 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.
 

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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, WorldPay and Lloyds Bank. 

Roz currently works for Barclays Bank as a senior lawyer in the Operations, Technology & Commercial team, gaining experience of advising senior stakeholders on complex legal issues.

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Audrey Prost


Audrey is Professor of Global Health and Head of Doctoral College at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Her expertise in her research is around designing and evaluating community interventions to improve maternal, child and adolescent health in India. These include interests in participatory interventions and community engagement methods, as undertaken by Women and Children First.

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Louise Morris


Louise has spent over 10 years fundraising, having increased income and profit for a range of causes.

Specialising in philanthropy, Louise now helps charities - both large and small - raise more money by launching and improving their major gift and capital appeal fundraising.

Louise is also a keen rock climber, leads her local Beaver Scout group and loves spending time with her husband, boys, cat and chickens!

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Christopher Thorpe


Christopher is an IT expert with extensive project and programme management experience. His skills and expertise lie in enabling business to achieve their goals and thrives on making a difference. 

Christopher has a background working in the private, commercial and public sectors. He is currently working for Rosebery Housing Association, where he is Head of IT. 

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Laura Bessell
Treasurer

Laura is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and currently the COO of the Argonon Group, an umbrella group for 12 brands producing television. She is responsible for Operations, Finance, Legal, Post Production, IP exploitation, M&A and Integration.

Laura has also worked at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Shed Media, Sky and as an Audit Manager at PwC.

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John Davis


John is a business leader and expert in banking, SMEs and technology. After time at Lehman Brothers and Sky, he worked for 10 years as the Marketing Director for Barclays Business before running a scale up company called BCSG.

John now acts as a NED, Trustee and consultant to a range of companies and charities. He also spends time with his wife and three daughters.

 


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