Charlotte is the Chief Executive of National Voices. She came to London in 1997, after completing a law degree in Germany, to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of London. She holds a PhD in law and medical ethics. Charlotte has held senior positions in health and research policy – in Parliament, for national regulators, and in the charitable sector.
Since starting at National Voices, Charlotte has led a strategic reorientation of the organisation towards a more visible role for its members – their insight, practice and innovations – and towards grounding National Voices’ influencing work more explicitly in the experience of people who live with ill health, disability or impairment.
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Aleyah has a background in the education and mentoring charity sector space focusing predominantly on work with young people from impoverished communities. At National Voices, she is responsible for centralising marginalised voices by liaising with key stakeholders to develop methodologies of co-production under the umbrella of long-term health conditions. Aleyah also has a vested interest in leading on community engagement and mobility projects; in her own time, she provides targeted support in voluntary positions to Black women, refugees, asylum seekers and other minority groups.
Jen is a chartered accountant who has worked in charity sector for the last 15 years, initially working with regional sight loss charity and more recently supporting several smaller charities whose work spans mental health and holistic employment support of young women largely from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic Groups. Jen is also a Trustee of Birth Companions, who work to improve the lives of women and babies who experience inequalities and disadvantage.
Pavi is the Policy and Insight Officer at National Voices. She has just completed her Masters in Global Health and Social Justice at King's College London. She works to combat health inequalities, particularly for minority ethnic and other often marginalised community groups, and has a keen research interest in digital exclusion. She is assisting on furthering the work of the Health Inequalities conference in Spring 2021, including an upcoming health inequality campaign and racial justice workshops. Outside of her work at National Voices, Pavi also volunteers with a student-led think tank, Generation Maastricht, working to encourage youth participation and engagement in health and social affairs issues.
Andrew joins National Voices as Head of Operations on a part time basis while he wraps up being Operations Director for the Institute of Food Science and Technology, where he had been for over six years. His background stems from a range of management roles in charitable, charter, professional membership and regulatory bodies. He has a degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. At National Voices, Andrew will be overseeing many of the enablers of our work, such as finance and operations.
Esme joined National Voices as Operations Officer in November 2021 through the Charityworks programme. She supports the everyday running of HR and Finance processes alongside supporting the management of Membership and Governance & Board. She holds a degree in International Development from the University of East Anglia and has experience volunteering with a range of charities. Esme has previously worked in Education as a teacher of English as a second language and in Education Technology systems.
Rachel is an experienced health professional with clinical, research and leadership experience, specifically in patient and public engagement and involvement in healthcare research and quality improvement. She is committed to working with diverse teams including patients, carers, service users and community representatives to improve healthcare systems. Rachel is an Alumna of the King’s Fund Top Manager Programme and NIHR Leadership Programme.
Rosie is Communications Manager at National Voices. She joined the team in 2021 with a background in communications in the heritage sector and a Masters degree in History. Rosie oversees and leads on the organisation's communications channels across social media, email campaigns and webinars. She also devises communications strategies and plans across all of National Voices' work, and ensures that the fantastic work National Voices does reaches the right audiences by managing media relations.
Lucy joined National Voices in March 2022, in the role of Communications and Membership Officer. She has a range of formal education aligning to the role, including a BA in Visual Communication, and a MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition. Lucy also has previous experience in the charity sector, in addition to a keen interest in tackling gender inequities in healthcare and accessibility inequalities. She supports the delivery of member updates, manages our social media platforms, and coordinates publication production, amongst a breadth of other responsibilities across communications. She also acts as the main point of contact for our many members, actively providing support and event outreach.
Rebecca is Head of Policy at National Voices. She is responsible for influencing key decision-makers across the health agencies. She works to embed person-centred healthcare and to ensure our members’ experiences and concerns shape policies. Her experiences span policy and campaigns work and academic research. Prior to joining National Voices, she worked at Maternity Action and co-chaired the Maternity Voices Partnership at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. She also co-founded the successful Campaign for Equal Civil Partnerships. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Oxford.