Tommy's welcomes new Chief Executive Kath Abrahams

We’re delighted to announce Kath Abrahams has joined Tommy’s as CEO, bringing over 20 years experience from the health, social care and higher education sectors.

Today, we're delighted to be welcoming Kath Abrahams into the Tommy's family. After more than 20 years’ senior leadership experience across health and social care focused charities, as well as higher education, Kath is looking forward to working with our community to help save more babies' lives.

From 2016-2022, Kath was Director of Engagement and Fundraising at Diabetes UK, where she led a transformation in the charity’s approach to engagement, driving up the public recognition of diabetes as a serious condition, building a highly engaged community of support and achieving significant growth in income.

She is also a former Executive Director of Fundraising and Supporter Development for King’s College London and King’s Health Partners; Director of Engagement and Income Generation at Breakthrough Breast Cancer; and Development Director at the NSPCC.

Prior to moving into the third sector, Kath was General Manager of the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

On joining Tommy's as CEO, Kath said:

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I feel enormously privileged to take on the leadership of such an important cause. Our research to save babies’ lives by reducing the rates of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth is achieving tremendous impact. And the support we offer to people on their sometimes-devastating pregnancy journey is outstanding.

But our work is a long way from being done. Far too many pregnancies continue to end in loss and there is so much more we need to do to make pregnancy and birth safer for everyone no matter who you are or where you live. I look forward to working alongside our wonderful community of researchers and supporters and our many partner organisations to save more babies’ lives.

Kath joins us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and continue in our mission to make the UK the world’s safest place to give birth. We can only do this by funding vital research into causes and treatments of pregnancy loss and providing parents with the latest information, advice and support for a happy and healthy pregnancy.