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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

    Acting Director of Development and External Affairs

  • Helen Cantrell

    Director of Services & 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

    Assistant Director – Safeguarding

  • Heather Kearney

    Head of Fundraising

  • Fiona MacGillivray

    Head of Grants and Deputy & Trustee Services

  • Brendon McCoy

    Head of Digital Systems

  • Alex Spragg

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation Central

  • Claire Meek

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation North

  • Sue Harper

    Deputy Director of Services and Innovation South

  • Heidi Leybourne

    Acting Head of HR