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Key People

Family Action is driven by a team of passionate, dedicated and innovative leaders, with a wealth of experience from across sectors. The day to day running of the charity is led by the Executive Group, who are governed by our Board of Trustees – a group of individuals that bring financial, social and legal expertise in order to support the development and success of Family Action.

Our Patron is the Queen and we are supported by our Vice Patrons, all leaders in their fields of work.

Executive Group

  • David Holmes CBE

    Chief Executive

  • Anja Bailey

    Director of Development and External Affairs

  • Helen Cantrell

    Director of Services and Innovation

  • Funke Fatunla

    Director of Finance

  • Ricardo Gomes Da Silva

    General Counsel and Director of Systems

Heads of Department

  • Caroline Lane

    Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Clare Lawson

    Deputy Director of Quality, Performance and Safeguarding

  • Heather Kearney

    Head of Fundraising

  • Fiona MacGillivray

    Head of Grants

  • Brendon McCoy

    Head of Digital Systems

  • Nicola Dolton

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation

  • Claire Meek

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation North

  • Sue Harper

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation South

  • Sam Hoskins

    Interim Deputy Director of Services and Innovation Central

  • Heidi Leybourne

    Acting Head of HR

  • Ayse Hassan

    Head of FamilyLine

  • Jan Slater

    Deputy Director PAC-UK

  • Laura McGann

    Head of Business Development and Partnerships