Ruth has substantial experience in marketing and international market research building on an early start in public relations for the Family Planning Association. She is a Fellow of the Market Research Society and a frequent speaker on research and evaluation. She was a director of Research International (now TNS) and for many years undertook research for Business in the Community on corporate attitudes to social responsibility. Ruth also served on the board of trustees of international NGO, Practical Action, for ten years.
Sophia is a Partner in the Global Non-Profit practice of Perrett Laver, an international executive search firm advising on leadership across a range of sectors. She holds a BA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies and an MPhil in International Relations from St Antony’s College, Oxford. She spent her early career working in the House of Lords and for the Foreign Press Association.
Professor Judith Stephenson
Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health
Judith is the Margaret Pyke Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health at University College London (UCL), Head of the Institute of Women’s Health at UCL and Honorary Consultant in Women’s Health at University College London Hospitals. She has over 20 years’ experience of leading research in sexual & reproductive health, including screening for sexually transmitted infections, improving sex education and use of contraception. Her most recent areas of interest are in pregnancy planning, the links between population and climate change, and a life course approach to women’s health care. Read more about the Margaret Pyke Professor’s latest ground-breaking SRH research here.
A communications specialist with nearly twenty years in European in-house and agency roles, Amanda is Director of Marketing, Communications and Events at Digital Catapult. Amanda’s previous experience includes international roles with VisionFund, Visa Europe and Motorola. Amanda was a Director at the Financial Inclusion Forum UK and a trustee of Community Risk Services, the UK’s first Council-facilitated insurance offering to community groups and non-profits.
Professor Susannah Mayhew, PhD
Susannah is Professor in Reproductive Health, Health Systems and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Previously, Susannah worked at the Nuffield Institute of Health, University of Leeds until 2001 when she joined the Centre for Population Studies at LSHTM. In 2012 she moved to the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. Susannah lived in West Africa for a number of years and has conducted research across sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. She has conducted research at policy, programme and community levels focusing on the integration of sexual and reproductive health into health systems policy.
Patrick has a background in financial, marketing, business development and fundraising activities. Over a period of 42 years, Patrick worked in senior management roles for a major clearing bank and for two national charities. Now retired from full-time work, Patrick is a trustee of the Friends of Gunnersbury Park and is Vice President of the Durham University Society and President of the Hatfield Association.