Emma Kane, Chair of Trustees
Emma was first appointed as a trustee for Target Ovarian Cancer in March 2015. She's the Chief Executive of Newgate Communications and Deputy CEO of SEC Newgate. Emma is also Chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust, a trustee of Nightingale Hammerson and Deputy Chair of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Her stepchildren's mother, Heather Ash, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 52 in 2007.
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 the University of Durham, which awarded her an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) in 2012. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours.
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 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. Previously Sonya was Executive Director and member of the Board and Executive Committee at the Competition and Markets 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 Now Teach.
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 women with ovarian cancer.
Alexandra is the Chief Operating Officer at the Whitehall and Industry Group. She was previously a senior civil servant at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and at the Department for Education. She's also a governor of Queen's Gate School, and has previously worked in HM Treasury and as Head of Secretariat for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. Alexandra's mother, Penelope Cran, died from ovarian cancer in 2014.
Andrew is Head of Investor Relations at Silverfleet Capital, a leading European private equity firm specialising in mid-market buyouts. Previously Andrew was an investment banker with Credit Suisse. Andrew holds an MBA from Imperial College London and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. He has been a long-standing supporter and fundraiser for Target Ovarian Cancer since his mother-in-law died from ovarian cancer suddenly in 2010.
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.
Our Director Emeritus is a former trustee of the charity who continues to play a key role in the achievements of Target Ovarian Cancer.
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.