Meet our Trustees

Our services are overseen by a board of trustees who meet regularly and work closely with our CEO and staff team.

Jill Thompson – Chair. Jill is a perinatal psychotherapist and relationship therapist with over 30 years’ experience. Her career has included assessing and supporting families who were engaged in fostering and adopting children in care in Lambeth and setting up, delivering and expanding a perinatal mental health service for Battersea Counselling Centre. Jill also worked as a school counsellor at a Wandsworth SureStart Centre and as a visiting clinician for the Tavistock’s Parenting Together Service.

Grishma Patel.  Grishma has over 13 years’ experience working in U.K. Equity Capital Markets. She has advised a range of companies on growth strategy and fundraising, from early stage to FTSE 350. She is a mum of two under 3’s, and is passionate about mothers receiving quality help when they need it.



Renu Assi. Renu is a Global HR Leader with over 16 years experience in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, ranging across Technology, data, financial services retail and digital gaming. Her corporate experience spans HR Generalist, M&A, Business partnering and Operations.

Renu also runs an online business in Personalised and Branding business Clothing. She is a mum to 2 boys under 10 and strongly believes in the importance of raising awareness about perinatal health and making services like this more accessible to diverse groups and populations.

Clare Harland. Clare is an integrative psychotherapist working in private practice in London and online. Before training in counselling and psychotherapy she held research, consultancy and grant management roles in the charity sector, and her experience includes reviewing charities’ impact and writing applications and reports for funders.

Zenah Shuhaiber. Zenah is Equities Fund Manager at JP Morgan.  Her skills include financial analysis and risk management, fundraising and strategic planning.  Sharply solution orientated and able to focus and drive forward with clear decisive influence and determination. She is passionate about women’s health and excited to be working with MumsAid to put more focus on the wellbeing of women, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of society.


Victoria Wright. Vicki is Director of Finance and Operations at New Economics Foundation, and was previously Chief Operating Officer for ThinkForward. She has experience of overseeing financial processes and ensuring compliance with SORP and Charity Commission guidance and has a track record of securing high value tenders, trust and grant income. She is also a former trustee of Charlton Toy Library.

Dr Nupur Yogarajah. Nupur is a GP who qualified from Royal Free and University College Medical School in 2006. Over the years she has developed an interest in women’s, children’s and mental health. Nupur is the South East London Perinatal Mental Health Champion 2019, which has given her the opportunity to raise awareness of Perinatal Mental Health with primary care teams locally. She also works for Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, giving her knowledge of local health structures and funding.

Hazel Pearson. Hazel is a senior lawyer experienced in advising companies and in law firms on UK and EU law, with a focus on competition law and other regulated areas. Currently, writing on EU law and Brexit at Thomson Reuters, her previous roles have included advising at C-suite and board level at Royal Mail and with Sidley Austin LLP in Brussels. Her focus is on governance, legal risk management and compliance issues

Steph Pickerill – Steph is a marketing and communications specialist with experience setting up and managing marketing efforts in tech, finance, wellbeing and professional training. She has worked for startup brands and global organisations and is currently a freelance consultant.


Margaret Carney – Margaret’s background is in education working in inner city schools in London, as a teacher and Headteacher until she retired four year ago. She led and managed a successful Children’s Centre as part of a local primary school in Greenwich. When Greenwich Council first commissioned out its Children’s Centres services she set up a Schools Company, with colleague headteachers and governors, to run services across 4 Children’s Centres in Central Greenwich. (CGCC). It was as a trustee for CGCC that Margaret became familiar with the valuable work undertaken by Mums-Aid, who provided services through the Children’s Centre. Margaret joins us as a trustee and has special interest in governance and safeguarding.