Angela has over 15 years experience in the voluntary sector working for organisations such as Diabetes UK, Save the Children, National Autistic Society and Family and Childcare Trust. She has a particular interest in volunteering, public affairs and ensuring service users’ voices shape policy and care.
Angela has previously served as a trustee of the Fawcett Society and YWCA and is currently also a trustee of Art Against Knives, which runs creative projects with young people living in areas affected by violent crime. She is currently studying for an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School.
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I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked for PwC for over 20 years, mostly as an auditor, but more recently in a variety of internal roles which have given me a greater breadth of experience and skills. I live in West London with my husband Peter. My interests include yoga, nutrition, travelling and time spent with family and friends. I have recently completed a science access course which has helped me to understand the more scientific aspects of the disease, which I hope will be beneficial to me as a trustee.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2000, aged 27 and have had two surgeries and various hormonal treatments. Recently I decided to try a more ‘complementary’ path in managing my symptoms. I hope that as a Trustee I will be able to contribute to the overall mission of the Charity and help to ensure that women receive the appropriate support and treatment to minimise the impact the disease can have on their lives.
Melissa Longley has over 25 years’ City experience in investment management, including as a director at Kleinwort Benson and with ten years at Lehman Brothers. She is a motivated and practical business director and manager and has the additional experience of running her own successful specialist investment management firm, Longley Asset Management, which provides portfolio management and advisory services to private and corporate clients. Melissa is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI).
Outside her City career, Melissa has undertaken a number of voluntary roles, including most recently as a Non-Executive Director of the Lansdowne Club. Having suffered from endometriosis herself, she has actively supported the Trust for many years.
Melissa has a keen interest in ballet, as a participant as well as a spectator, and is an active member of several City associations. She is married and lives in south west London.
In 2013 at the age of 18, she became Young Ambassador for Endometriosis UK to help the charity to continue to educate, empower and break down the taboos surrounding endometriosis in anyway that she can, particularly for young women...
As a Leicester farmer’s daughter, Alice started her career by founding Alice’s Eggcellent Eggs – she currently has 200 chickens. She became one of Lord Sugar’s apprentices in Young Apprentice 2012, and experience that has given her the confidence to be a motivational speaker. She recently helped Carol Pearson in her inspirational “Rewriting Red Riding Hood” presentation on endometriosis given to sixth formers at Hurstpierpoint College.
She is passionate about volunteering her time as an autonomous and conscientious member of the community and produces a regular blog which aims to empower women who have endometriosis.
Alice is an avid theatre-goer, traveller and a county golfer.
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Sonya Timms FRSA
Sonya has been a professional fundraiser for 17 years and has led teams to increase income from strategic and corporate partnerships, major giving, trusts and foundations, special events and community fundraising. She has been Director of Magic Bus UK since 2012 and prior to this she was Head of Special Events and Leadership Support at NSPCC. She has previously worked at CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie Cancer Care, the National Autistic Society and Save the Children.
Sonya is a Full Member of the Institute of Fundraising, a mentor and regular speaker at conferences.
Prior to her career Sonya completed a BA Honours degree in English at the University of Surrey and gained a post-graduate diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Sonya is a member of Endometriosis UK and continues to fundraise for the organisation. She is passionate about the cause and her personal experience with endometriosis reinforces her commitment to improving the lives of those living with this disease.
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Jayne Tullett has been involved in the world of endometriosis for 12 years now, first as a patient and secondly as a trustee and volunteer for endometriosis charities. She was a Trustee and Chair of Trustees for Endometriosis SHE Trust (UK) and got into the charity side of endometriosis when first diagnosed in 2003 with severe endo. The condition resulted in Jayne having to give up work full-time; the volunteering helped her to fill the gap caused by the disease. Doing charity work helped her to deal with the impact of the disease and initially helped her to find a positive out of this predominantly negative condition.
Jayne is a scientist by training, and qualified with a PhD in chemistry and pharmacology. She planned to work in research, but as often happens, endo got in the way. She now works in the primary care sector of the NHS as the Governance Manager for an organisation which runs a number of healthcare services in the South Birmingham area.
She is leader of a local Brownie unit amongst other things, enjoys eating out, theatre and music.
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