Governance

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

Emma Kane, Chair of Trustees

Emma was first appointed as a trustee for Target Ovarian Cancer in March 2015. She is the Chief Executive of Newgate Communications and Deputy CEO of SEC Newgate. She is Vice Chair of The Elton John AIDS Foundation and Chair of its Global Development Board, and a trustee of Nightingale Hammerson. Emma's stepchildren's mother, Heather Ash, died from ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 52.

Shona Spence, Honorary Treasurer

Shona is an experienced chief financial officer with over 25 years' experience working in the financial services sector. She's a member of the audit and risk committee of an age-related charity, and was previously a trustee of a defined benefit pension scheme and a non-executive director of a not-for-profit housing association as well as being a member of its audit and risk committee. Shona is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Immunology from London University.

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. She's a lay member of the Council of Durham University, which awarded her an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) in 2012. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours.

Raj Bhogaita

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. 

Sonya Branch

Sonya is General Counsel at the Bank of England and the Executive Director for the Legal Directorate. She's responsible for providing legal advice to both the Bank and its subsidiary, the Prudential Regulation Authority. Sonya has previously played a key advisory role in several government key policy initiatives including the Health and Social Care Act, and was a partner in the corporate department at the global law firm Clifford Chance LLP. She is also a trustee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of NowTeach, and a former trustee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Alexandra Cran-McGreehin

Alexandra is the Chief Operating Officer at the Whitehall and Industry Group. She previously spent 12 years in the civil service and was a senior civil servant at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and at the Department for Education. Alexandra's mother, Penelope Cran, died from ovarian cancer in 2014.

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. She is now the Chief Brand Officer at NCS Trust. Miriam sits on the Board of Trustees for Voice 21 and has a Master's 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.

Anabel Fielding

Anabel is a successful entrepreneur and business leader with over 30 years' experience working in music, entertainment and luxury events. Anabel has worked in 73 countries around the world, she is known for making ideas happen and for creating and delivering high-quality activations and services. 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 achieving our goals.

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.

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.