Liz Campbell - Chair
Liz joined the Board of Trustees as Chair in April 2020, with a wealth of experience across the sector including 9 years as the CEO of Wellbeing of Women, Chair of Air Ambulances UK, and Trustee of law reform and human rights charity, Justice. Liz also sits on the Advisory Board for Cambridge Global Health Partners. Read our interview with Liz here
Tracey Hammonds - Treasurer
Tracey has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, having worked at a top 5 accountancy firm and currently working for one of the UK’s largest clearing banks. Tracey was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2014 having suffered with symptoms for many years and has had undergone 6 surgeries during that time. Not long after Tracey’s diagnosis she moved to London and found incredible support and invaluable friendships through the London Support Group run by the Charity. Tracey applied for the role of Treasury of Endometriosis UK as she is passionate about the Charity and believes the work the Charity does is so important; not only for the sufferers of Endometriosis but to also ensure there is change for the next generation of those with the disease. Tracey is passionate about living well. With a real zest for life, Tracey enjoys travelling the world, spending time with her friends and family and watching her favourite football team, Hull City!
Andrew (PhD FRCOG) is an internationally renowned endometriosis expert and Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health. He is also an author - and co-authored "Endometriosis: The Experts Guide to treat, manage and live well with your symptoms". You can read an interview with Andrew here.
Arvind is a Consultant Gynaecologist working at University College Hospital plus an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. He is the current Chairman of the Endometriosis Centres Committee of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He has particular expertise in minimal access surgery, endometriosis, hormonal problems and pelvic floor health. He participates and organises training programs, advanced surgical workshops, lectures nationally and internationally and is involved in research studies and projects to improve delivery of Women’s Health.
Cassia is our young trustee, representing young people and people in education with endometriosis on the board. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2019, having suffered symptoms throughout secondary school and university. Cassia is currently finishing her MSc in Global Politics at LSE, and has previous experience in a few different roles within the third sector, and in environmental and LGBT+ campaigning. She is particularly passionate about menstrual education and helping young people with endometriosis to advocate for themselves. When not working, studying or volunteering, Cassia can often be found cooking, looking after her houseplants or reading a favourite novel.
Sanchia Alasia is the former mayor for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. An award winning specialist in equality diversity and Human Resource she currently works at Brunel University as their equality and diversity manager. She was first elected to the Council in 2010 and was the first of three Black women to be elected there. She has held a number of positions - School Governor, chair of the health and adult services scrutiny committee and chair of the planning committee. Sanchia was diagnosed with stage four endometriosis in 2010 and has used her political position to raise awareness of the impact of the condition on her and others who suffer from it.
Anna is a professional fundraiser, specialising in high value fundraising. She’s worked at a number of health charities in her 18 yr career, including Age UK and Mencap and is currently working at Versus Arthritis. Anna brings experience of developing income generation strategies and growing income on the ground. She is passionate about relationships - and forging strong relationships with donors, bringing them closer to the cause. Anna was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis in 2012. Outside of work, Anna has twin girls and she loves running.
Nick is a freshman trustee who has worked in digital marketing, advertising and online retail for fifteen years. He specialises in fast-growth businesses, and optimising small teams for success. He is passionate about helping to grow the charity and facilitating the spread of information on this disease.
He came to be involved with Endometriosis UK through his wife, who was diagnosed 15 years ago after displaying symptoms since age 12. Her experiences within the NHS systems inspired Nick to get involved with advocacy and raising the profile of a condition that effects so many people yet remains relatively unknown.
Emma Prach is a campaigner with expertise in communications and project management. They are the founder of non-profit, Project Sonrisa, which aims to take an intersectional approach to tackling the stigma surrounding mental health. Over the years, Emma has worked with organisations such as the European Commission, Youth and Environment Europe, The British Youth Council and The Scottish Youth Parliament.
Emma advocates for young people’s meaningful engagement and participation emphasising the unique views, perspectives and experiences young people bring to overcoming barriers and issues. Emma’s personal experiences with endometriosis is what drove them to become a Trustee for Endometriosis UK.
Dr Anne Connolly
Anne has worked as a GP with special interest in gynaecology and also developed strategic commissioning insights as the Bradford and Airedale CCG clinical board member with remit for maternity, women’s, children and young people’s healthcare.
Anne is passionate about the need for quality women’s health care delivered in primary care by the multi-disciplinary team. In addition to front-line clinical duties she developed and delivered training to thousands of health care and allied professionals through courses and events; locally, nationally and internationally. Anne is one of the founder members of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and has recently resigned her position as Chair. She has also been the RCGP Clinical Champion for Women’s Health where she worked closely with Endometriosis UK to develop educational resources on menstrual disorders for GPs and is co-editor of Women’s Health in Primary Care.
Anne was honoured to be awarded an MBE for her work in women’s health in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List.
Catherine has volunteered with Endometriosis UK since 2013. She has been an online support group leader and a webchat volunteer and taken part in many Endometriosis UK activities. She is a former member of the Women’s Network, the lay persons committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and was joint vice chair of the network from 2017 to 2021. Her professional life is in communications. For many years she has worked within NHS organisations, but previously held senior roles in communications consultancies and in the voluntary sector. She is a keen knitter and has an interest in all fibre crafts.
Jenny has been in Marketing and Advertising for 25 years. She is currently leading Marketing Science for a global social media platform, having previously held senior roles in Advertising Agencies, TV, Retail and Telecoms. Based in London, she has worked globally for many years, with a specialism in digital, technology and data. Jenny was diagnosed with Endometriosis as a teenager and has felt the effects of living with the condition whilst trying to navigate education and her career. She is passionate about using digital and social media to help the charity reach new and relevant audiences. A North Londoner born and bred, she can be found on the weekends running around the park with her dog, with some wild swimming on the side.