Chief Executive: Ann Chalmers

Ann has worked with the charity since 1996 and became its Chief Executive in 2003. She holds a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a University Accredited Diploma in Bereavement Counselling, and has been involved in multi-disciplinary training of professionals in the area of loss and bereavement for over twenty years. She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. Read more

Chief Financial Officer: Kieran Cronin

Kieran joined the charity in April 2012. Prior to that he held a number of senior finance roles at Trafalgar House, Kvaerner, Skanska and Avent. He has over 30 years’ experience in strategic development, financial planning and control and system development. He has applied these skills to help create a platform to enable the charity to grow with confidence. He is a bereaved child and a bereaved parent and believes that there is much to do to ensure our society is better able to support families. Read more

Director of Bereavement Support and Education: Sarah Harris

Sarah is a Qualified Registered Child and Family Social Worker with over 20 year post qualifying experienced working with children, young people and their families.  Prior to becoming a Qualified Social Worker, Sarah worked in social care and the voluntary sector, working within the areas of Adult Mental Health and Disability. Read more

Director of Communications: Jane Keightley

Jane has a background in marketing, having worked at Diageo for 16 years building global brands, including Bombay Sapphire, Piat wines, Croft, Smirnoff, J&B Whisky and Guinness. In 2004, Jane was seconded by the Diageo Foundation to Youth Business International, part of the International Business Leaders’ Forum, and to The Prince’s Charities, where she developed a brand identity for its group of 16 charities and Duchy Originals for HRH The Prince of Wales. Read more

Director of Fundraising: Tegan Jones

Originally, from Brisbane, Australia and moving to the UK in 2010, Tegan joined the charity in January 2018. As a career fundraiser he has led teams to raise over £200m. Before joining Child Bereavement UK, Tegan was Director of Fundraising at SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity and spent 3 years as Head of Fundraising at St John Ambulance. Tegan has had more than 15 years’ varied management experience in the non-profit and charitable sector. Read more

Executive Manager: Sue Randall

Sue joined the charity in 2005 from a background of sales and marketing in pharmaceuticals. Sue works closely with the Chief Executive, manages all the office locations around the country and has taken the lead on a number of the charity’s major fundraising events. Sue also acts as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Read more