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!
Veena is a GP with Special Interest in Gynaecology, as well as a GP Appraiser and Tutor on GP courses. Veena has additional training and qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Always passionate about improving women’s health, Veena decided to change career a decade ago to become a GP as she felt that many common gynaecological conditions could be treated in primary care, and in 2007 decided to provide a specialist gynaecological outpatient service in Primary care.
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.
Sarah’s professional expertise is in advocacy and communications, with sustained experience of all disciplines including digital, media and brand. Currently CEO for the Social Mobility Foundation, Sarah has extensive experience as a charity trustee, developing strategy, offering constructive challenge and leading change.
Andy has worked for a number of different charities in campaigning and public affairs roles, including Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care and Age UK. He is passionate about the role of voluntary sector organisations in influencing change and improving health services.
Originally from London, Andy has recently moved to the South Wales Valleys with his wife, Leanne. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011, having experienced a delayed diagnosis and poor treatment and care. This is what motivates Andy to be support Endometriosis UK
Sera has 18 years professional experience as a marketing, brand and business strategy consultant, working globally but based in the UK. As co-founder of The Fawnbrake Collective she specialises in working at a senior strategic level across the digital, brand and experience design space. Previously an elected member of the IPA Council, Sera has an MBA, lectures regularly and is a respected commentator and contributor in her field. Passionate about the potential role of communications in behavioural change, Sera looks to combine her professional expertise with her personal endometriosis story to empower others to share their own, educate others to recognise and hear them when they do and ensure the charity receives the support it needs to achieve its mission.
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.