Simon Williams, Chief Executive
Simon joined as Chief Executive in November 2021 having previously been Head of External Affairs at HEART UK The Cholesterol Charity.
Simon led successful campaigns for better services and access to medicines for people with heart disease, as well as playing a leading role in transforming the charity’s communications, commercial partnerships and income generation.
Sarah Baker, Campaigns Manager
Sarah is a health professional with over 40 years of experiencing working in the NHS as a Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor and latterly as an Executive Director in Community Health Trusts.
Sarah is a trustee at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.
Sarah brings a personal perspective of allergies to the Anaphylaxis Campaign as she has multiple food allergies and carries adrenaline, which enables her to appreciate the physical and psychological aspects of severe allergy and anaphylaxis for both children and their families.
Sarah has been leading the Anaphylaxis Campaign campaigns working closely with the information team and will provide insight into the development and impact of these today.
Lesley Ingram, Business Manager
Lesley is our Business Manager and joined the Anaphylaxis Campaign in September 2018. Having studied with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and with a long career working in finance & accountancy, Lesley brings many years of financial experience to our charity.
Hannah Bell, Information Officer
Hannah joined the Anaphylaxis Campaign as an Information Officer in October 2019 and works on our Helpline providing support and information to individuals as well as those who work in education, healthcare or the food industry on all issues related to allergies and anaphylaxis. Hannah also works to keep our website and materials up to date with the latest research and evidence and contributes to our ongoing campaigns and projects. Hannah holds BSc and MSc degrees in Nutrition and has previously worked with a diverse range of clients on a variety of nutritional issues. She is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.
Kayleigh Cardnell, Information Officer
Kayleigh joined the Anaphylaxis Campaign in March 2021 as an Information Officer. Kayleigh has a biology degree from the University of Manchester and is also a qualified science teacher. With her life sciences and education background, she enjoys developing our information resources using the latest scientific research and providing allergy information and support through our Helpline.
Fundraising and Outreach
Carla Stimson, Fundraising Manager
Having proudly worked in the charity sector for 10 years, Carla joined us in March 2021 and is committed to make a positive difference to those living with severe allergies and anaphylaxis by raising much-needed income to fund our work. Carla will be supporting our wonderful fundraisers to help them spread the word about the Anaphylaxis Campaign and reach their fundraising target, and is also responsible for developing relationships and identifying new opportunities with supporters, corporates, and members to encourage continued support.
Kate Latchford, Outreach Coordinator
Following a degree in Politics Kate worked for Surrey County Council in their Adults Services and then their Children’s Services departments. At this time Kate gained her qualification in Social Work at Royal Holloway University of London and her focus was working with children in need and child protection. Kate joined the Anaphylaxis Campaign as Outreach Coordinator in February 2019 and works to support our volunteers and Support group leaders that give their invaluable time raising awareness and assisting others that have severe allergies and Anaphylaxis.
Marketing and Communications
Joanna Buston, Marketing and Events Manager
Joanna is our Corporate Marketing and Events Manager. A marketing graduate from the University of Surrey, Joanna has extensive marketing expertise and has been with the Campaign since 2015. Joanna is responsible for our two flagship Conferences, internal and external events, overseeing all marketing activities and developing and maintaining our Corporate Membership Scheme.
Megan Harding, Communications Manager
Megan Harding joined Anaphylaxis Campaign in November 2019 as our Communications Manager. A journalism graduate from Coventry University, Megan has previously worked in local and national press, and as part of a communications team in local government. Megan will be working closely with all departments to deliver our core messages, and raise awareness of our information and support services across the allergy community.