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.
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: Caroline Gormley
Caroline is responsible for Tommy’s fundraising, leading our events, community, corporate, major donor and trusts teams who raise vital income for Tommy’s work.
Caroline graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a Bsc in Marketing and Management and has worked in fundraising for 12 years with health charities in both Ireland, and the UK. Prior to joining Tommy’s, Caroline worked at King’s College London & Health Partners including Guy’s & St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Arthritis Ireland, mainly in the areas of events, community and corporate fundraising. Caroline’s enthusiasm for charities stems from her time living in South America and volunteering with and fundraising for charities in Peru and Bolivia. Her previous role at Leonard Cheshire Disability left her with a passion for disability sport and even inspired her to do her first ever triathlon.
In her spare time, Caroline loves Pilates, cooking and volunteering with a local refugee charity in her new home town, Tooting.
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.