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]
Director: 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.
Fundraising consultant: Richard Sved
Richard Sved has worked and volunteered in the charity sector for over 20 years and led the fundraising team at six national charities.
In his spare time, Richard is the event director of St Albans parkrun, plays the cornet in a brass band and set up a crowdfunding event for local Hertfordshire charities that has raised £23,000 for eight small organisations in its first 12 months.
Finance director: 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 Manager: 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?
From a homemade campaign run from a broom cupboard in St Thomas' Hospital, to the UK's largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. See what Tommy's has achieved in 25 years!
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 and 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.
Tommy’s exists to save babies’ lives. That’s why we give over £1.5 million every year to our four research centres to carry out vital work on preventing pregnancy loss.