Meet the trustees

Meet the people who steer our work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

Our trustees

Sonya Branch, Chair of Trustees

Sonya is Executive Director at the Bank of England and the General Counsel for the Bank’s Legal Directorate and sits on many of the Bank’s Boards and Committees. Sonya was previously an Executive Director/Board member at the Competition and Markets Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. She has also held several leadership roles across Whitehall, including at the Cabinet Office and DEFRA. Prior to leadership roles across Government, Sonya was a Partner at the global law firm Clifford Chance LLP. Sonya was listed in the Cranfield School of Management/EY Women to Watch 2022. In addition to her work with Target Ovarian Cancer, she is a trustee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the national charity, NowTeach.

Raj Bhogaita, Honorary Treasurer

Raj is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer. He has over 30 years' experience in listed (FTSE, Nasdaq), blue chip and private equity organisations including Exova, Invensys, Sony and Unilever. His sector experience includes technology, fast-moving consumer goods, food and beverage, transportation and construction. A number of members of Raj's family have been impacted by cancer, and his wife's grandmother died from a gynaecological cancer. 

Joanna Barker MBE

Joanna founded Target Ovarian Cancer in 2008 and has over 30 years' experience in business and finance. Joanna's mother and sister died from ovarian cancer in 2005. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours for services to people with cancer. 

Miriam Jordan Keane

Miriam is a marketer and communications expert with over 30 years' experience in the UK and international markets. She was the New York-based Chief Brand Officer of Weight Watchers and has held senior positions at Saatchi & Saatchi and British Gas. Having been CMO and Chief Brand Officer at NCS Trust, she is now Public Affairs Advisor to the CEO and the Board. Miriam sits on the Board of Trustees for Voice 21 and Leukaemia UK, where she chairs the Acceleration Committee. She has a Master's degree in English from Trinity College, Dublin. She lost her mother and one of her closest friends, way too young, to cancers that particularly target women and is passionate about the vision and mission of Target Ovarian Cancer and proud to be a trustee. 

Anabel Fielding

Anabel is a successful entrepreneur and business leader with over 30 years' experience working in music, entertainment and luxury events. She is currently Founder-CEO of ALITE, a business that supports high level assistants to realise their full potential. Anabel is a recipient of the First Woman Award for Tourism and Leisure and has helped to raise over £20m for charitable causes. She is a proud champion of LGBTQ+ initiatives and excited to help support Target Ovarian Cancer in creating unique experiences to drive awareness, fundraising and lasting impact. 

Saswati Saha Mitra

Saswati is Director of Research at WhatsApp. Her teams enable businesses around the world to use WhatsApp as an impactful means of customer acquisition and value creation. Saswati’s passion for global inclusion, using technology to better connect and serve large populations and allow newcomers to  leapfrog into a more agile future, have led her to drive innovation and growth for some of the world’s most innovative companies  – Uber, Google, Vodafone, Intel, Nokia and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Outside of work, Saswati supports children of migrant backgrounds, helping them integrate in society for Family Action. She is on the Board of an upcoming children's theatre (Peut-Être Theatre) and mentors multiple tech and non-tech start-ups, including those in the healthcare sector both in the UK but also globally.  

Angie Ma

Angie is a physicist by training, and brings nearly two decades of experience in science and technology to the forefront. She co-founded Faculty: Europe’s leading applied AI firm and a world leader in AI safety and responsible AI deployment. Having worked on transforming organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-first AI in the past decade, she is well-versed in navigating the intricacies of technology’s role in driving impact and achieving strategic goals for organisations. 

Jo Paice

Jo is a Clinics Director at Bupa Health Clinics where she has worked for 20 years. Formerly she was Finance Director, having qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte. Bupa Health Clinics specialise in wellbeing services such as health assessments, along with primary care through GP appointments, menopause and period plans, physiotherapy and mental health services. One of Target Ovarian Cancer’s key focus areas is supporting primary care professionals with education and training to diagnose ovarian cancer as early as possible, and Jo hopes to use her expertise in both finance and the healthcare industry to help the charity achieve its ultimate goal – to save more lives. 

Directors Emeriti

Our Directors Emeriti are former trustees of the charity who continue to play a key role in the achievements of Target Ovarian Cancer.

Emma Kane

Emma was first appointed as a trustee for Target Ovarian Cancer in March 2015. She is the CEO of SEC Newgate UK, Head of EMEA, and Deputy Group CEO. She is Deputy Chair of The Elton John AIDS Foundation and a Director of Green Finance Institute. Emma's stepchildren's mother, Heather Ash, died from ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 52.

Lisa Attenborough

Lisa is Director of Communications at Arla Foods. Lisa has held senior communications positions at major international companies and her experience covers a wide range of sectors and all communications disciplines. She has managed significant strategic initiatives working with boards for 25 years across global plcs, private equity and non-governmental organisations. Previous senior level roles include Premier Foods, Mondi, Marks and Spencer, Siemens, Hilton Hotels and the Financial Times. Lisa's mother died of ovarian cancer in 2008.

Margaret Chamberlain

Margaret is a consultant at the London City law firm Travers Smith LLP, where she was a partner for 25 years. She's a solicitor specialising in the regulation of the financial services industry and has experience in non-profit-making, charity and professional services environments. Margaret is also a trustee of Parkinson's UK. Margaret has lost two beloved friends to ovarian cancer and this drives her to support Target Ovarian Cancer's work on early diagnosis, more research and support for those with ovarian cancer.