Who's who at Tommy's

Senior management staff at Tommy's

Chief executive: Jane Brewin

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 jbrewin@tommys.org

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 director: Danae Leaman-Hill

Danae Leaman Hill

Danae joined Tommy’s in 2014, after 11 years at ChildLine and the NSPCC, where she focused on corporate partnerships, statutory fundraising and high-value strategic partnerships

Danae has a degree in English and History of Art from the University of Leeds, as well as a masters degree in European Cultural Policy and Administration from the University of Warwick. Upon graduating, Danae spent time in the fine arts and various creative marketing agencies, before following her heart into the charity sector.

Her interests in pregnancy health stem from her own family experiences. She and her husband have two small children, Esme and Rocco, who have strengthened her resolve to help give all babies the best possible start in life. When she has time – which isn’t very often – she likes to travel, read and fill her home with unnecessary junk shop finds.

Finance director: Amy Thomas

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 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.

Read about our research centres and teams here
Read about our National Pregnancy Information Service Advisory Board here

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    We fund research into pregnancy problems and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.

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    Why we exist

    Tommy's exists to save babies' lives. We fund research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide pregnancy health information for parents-to-be.

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    What we do

    Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to empower parents to have a healthy pregnancy. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.