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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 HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and we are supported by our Vice Patrons, all leaders in their fields of work.

Executive Group

  • David Holmes CBE

    Chief Executive

  • Funke Fatunla

    Director of Finance

  • Helen Cantrell

    Director of Services and Innovation

  • Anja Bailey

    Director of Development and External Affairs

  • Ricardo Gomes Da Silva

    General Counsel and Director of Systems

Heads of Department

  • Claire Meek

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation North

  • Catherine O’Melia

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation Central

  • Amy Brooke

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation South

  • Clare Lawson

    Deputy Director of Quality, Performance and Safeguarding

  • Heather Kearney

    Deputy Director of External Engagement

  • Laura McGann

    Deputy Director of Business Development

  • Brendon McCoy

    Deputy Director of Technology

  • Fiona MacGillivray

    Head of Grants

  • Christopher Aslett

    Head of Facilities

  • Ayse Hassan

    Head of Helpline

  • Katie Milne

    Head of Human Resources

  • Matthew Dennis

    Head of Digital

  • Stacey Warren

    Head of Insight and Influencing