Chief Executive: Jane Brewin
Jane joined Tommy’s in 2000 after spending 16 years working in the food Industry for Asda and Rank Hovis where in her last role she was Marketing and Strategy Director for the Bakery business. Jane has a BA(Hons) in Geography from Manchester University and also attended INSEAD.
Since joining Tommy’s Jane has sought to ensure the charity operates professionally on a sustainable basis and in so doing the charity has gone from funding one research centre to four research centres and has established an award winning pregnancy information service for parents.
Jane represents the charity on various Department of Health groups advising on antenatal care and representing the views of parents. She is also involved on the steering groups of many research studies ensuring that results are widely disseminated to parents.
Jane helps many parents to get the care they need and enables them to help others affected by miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
Jane lives in Bucks with husband Kevin and various labradors, dressage competition horses and an abandoned pony called Cassidy.
Please call her on 0207 398 3450 or [email protected]
Race Director (London Landmarks): Lia Bowman
Lia is a Mathematics graduate from The University of Leeds and has been working at Tommy’s since 2008. During her first seven years at Tommy’s, Lia was responsible for heading Tommy’s marketing, individual giving and challenge events programmes. In September 2015, she was challenged with growing the charities income by launching a new major event. The London Landmarks Half Marathon launched in February 2017 and as Race Director Lia is responsible for the overall successful delivery of the event.
Lia is a keen salsa dancer and runner. She has previously spent a year living in both Paris and Japan and has also worked as a dive boat Chef on the Great Barrier Reef.
Marketing Director: Kate Davies
Kate has worked in the marketing team at Tommy’s since 2014, following several years working in digital, marketing and communications in the charity and higher education sectors. Prior to Tommy’s, she worked at King’s College London and Macmillan Cancer Support. Kate graduated with a BSc in Sociology from University of Southampton, and has an MA in History from University College London.
Kate has responsibility for the organisation’s pregnancy information service, and is proudest of her work on Tommy’s information campaigns ensuring pregnant women have up-to-date advice that can reduce their risk of baby loss.
Kate lives in Ealing, where she loves running, and recently completed the London Marathon (the hottest one on record!) for Tommy's. She also enjoys walking with her rescue Staffies, Dot and Gruff.
Fundraising Director: Jacqui Clinton
Jacqui is responsible for Tommy’s fundraising, leading our philanthropy, partnerships and sporting events teams who raise vital income for Tommy’s work.
Jacqui graduated from Leeds University with a BA in French and Psychology and has an ATT qualification from BPP University. She has worked in fundraising and marketing for 15 years with charities in London. Jacqui returned to Tommy’s after a five year break providing interim and consultancy support to the charity sector. She previously led Tommy’s philanthropy and marketing teams including the fundraising campaign which launched Tommy’s research centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2008. She is passionate about Tommy’s work to save babies’ lives and improve pregnancy care and advice for parents in the UK.
Jacqui lives in Sussex with her husband Mike and their two children. In her spare time she’s a keen jogger, swimmer and yoga enthusiast.
Research and Policy Director: Lizzie D'Angelo
Lizzie is responsible for Tommy’s research and policy agenda, working to ensure these areas underpin Tommy’s mission to improve maternity care in the UK and save babies’ lives. Lizzie was previously Interim Marketing Director, so brings an understanding of how to translate research breakthroughs and policy frameworks into engaging, public-facing campaigns which inspire people to take action.
Lizzie graduated from the University of Oxford with a MA (Oxon) in Ancient and Modern History and has a postgraduate MA in Classical Studies from The Open University. After previous roles in the City, Lizzie has worked in the charity sector since 2009, holding communications and marketing positions within healthcare organisations. Prior to joining Tommy’s in 2018, Lizzie was Head of Communications & Marketing for The Sick Children’s Trust.
Lizzie lives in leafy South East London, which provides the perfect location for her regular countryside walks and day trips to heritage sites. She is a keen gym-goer and an enthusiastic member of Tommy’s lunchtime run club, most recently completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Team Tommy’s. Lizzie is also a Trustee of iprovision, the benevolent fund for communications professionals.
Chief Operating Officer: Amy Thomas
After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2003 with a degree in History, Amy joined Deloitte's Birmingham office, where she trained as a chartered accountant while working as an auditor. Once qualified, she transferred to Deloitte New Zealand for a year and then enjoyed a year off, during which time she visited a range of countries including Australia and Japan.
On her return to the UK, Amy initially worked as an accountant in the commercial sector before joining Tommy’s in 2013. Having seen a number of friends and relatives go through the heartbreak of pregnancy loss and premature labour, Tommy’s is a cause that is especially close to Amy's heart. She enjoys the challenge of driving efficiencies within the charity and pushing to maximise income levels to better enable Tommy's to fulfil its objectives. Common to many roles in the charity sector, Amy's spans a number of job-descriptions involving not just the supervision of financial matters, but also managing IT, patrolling health and safety, helping to manage the recruitment of monthly donors and cheerleading at marathons.
Amy lives in Brixton and enjoys yoga, cooking and theatre. She has so far resisted calls to run for Tommy’s.
HR Director: Jenny Bradic
Jenny has worked closely with Tommy’s since 2004 as HR Manager, joining the team on site every week. A Psychology graduate from Durham University, she was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2005. Jenny has worked independently as an Employment Consultant since 1999 and divides her working time equally between charitable and for-profit clients.
Her job in Tommy’s is to guide and assist with appointing, rewarding, motivating, developing, and managing Tommy’s team. A cappella singing, journalistic and creative writing, country walking and keeping fit occupy her spare time.
Who were the remarkable men and women who set up what is now Tommy's charity, 25 years ago? Read on to find out more about the founders of Tommy's.
Our Trustees and patrons
We are very lucky to enjoy the fantastic support of our patrons and trustees.
Our Research Centres and Teams
Who are the dedicated scientists and researchers behind everything we do?
We fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. We want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.
Find out who the trustees and patrons of Tommy's are.
Our vision is a future where the UK is the safest place in the world to give birth and excellent pregnancy care is available for all. We fund pioneering research to find causes and treatments for pregnancy complications to prevent baby loss and improve maternity care across the UK.
Our vision is a world where no parent is left devastated by the loss or premature birth of a baby. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. 60,000 babies are born prematurely. We research causes and treatments so we can make pregnancy and birth safer for all.