Who we are

Who we are. Meet our wonderful team of dedicated staff and trustees.

Our Patrons

David Astor
Sir Hugo Brunner
The Rt Hon David Cameron
Roger Graef
Lady Heseltine

Lord Hurd
Ian Marber
Jon Snow
Joanna Trollope

Staff

David Bowman
David Bowman

Job title - Director of Finance

BA, FCA David works at The Mulberry Bush two days a week. He acts as part-time Finance Director for a small number of ...

John Diamond
John Diamond

Job title - Chief Executive

BA (Hons.), MA in Therapeutic Child Care, MA in Consultation & The Organisation. John is CEO of the Mulberry Bush Organisation. ...

Marya Hemmings
Marya Hemmings

Job title - Head of The Mulberry Bush Third Space (MB3)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, cert. group work, MA Philosophy Marya Hemmings has been with MBO since 2018 when she took on the role of ...

Nigel Main
Nigel Main

Nigel is Charity Resources Manager for the Organisation and joined the Mulberry Bush in 2009 having previously worked in a similar ...

Joanna Mitchell
Joanna Mitchell

Job title - Head of Fundraising & Marketing

Joanna works at The Mulberry Bush three days a week, managing the charity’s fundraising and marketing. Her original background was in ...

Dr Caryn Onions
Dr Caryn Onions

Job title - Head of Research

DClinPrac, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip in Applied Social Studies, Dip Infant Observational Studies, Cert FEd. Since 2004 Caryn has ...

Dr Dave Roberts
Dr Dave Roberts

Job title - Head of Outreach

DipSW, BA (Hons.), MA in Therapeutic Child Care, PhD A qualified Social Worker, and organisational therapist, Dave has worked in ...

John Turberville
John Turberville

Job title - Chief Operating Officer

BSc, Int. Cert. in Family Therapy & MA in Therapeutic Child Care Formerly the School Director, John is now Chief Operating ...

Trustees

Margaret Eynon

Job title - Trustee

Following a sociology degree, Margaret undertook a professional training in psychodynamic casework and qualified as a Medical Social ...

Zoe Lattimer

Job title - Chair

Zoe got her degree in Human Biology at London University and then went on to do a PGCE at Goldsmiths College. She began work as a ...

Rosemary Lilley

Job title - Trustee

Rosemary’s working career was entirely within the children and family’s sector primarily with national children’s charities in both ...

Simon Peacock

Job title - Trustee

Simon has over thirty years of professional experience in working with children and families in residential care, a therapeutic ...

Hugh Pidgeon

Job title - Trustee

Hugh trained and qualified originally as a secondary school teacher and subsequently as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. He now runs his ...

Heather Price

Job title - Trustee

Prior to becoming a trustee, Heather worked for many years as a lecturer at the University of East London. She led two qualitative ...

Chris Pugh

Job title - Trustee

Chris received his degree in Economics and Statistics from Southampton University in 1992 before going on to become a Chartered ...

Richard Rollinson

Job title - Trustee

Richard was the Executive Director of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust (now The Planned Environment Therapy Archives and Special ...

Michael Sarrington

Job title - Trustee

Michael has a background in business and learning & development. Michael runs his own business offering facilitation and ...

Savi Sondhi

Job title - Trustee

Savy comes from a marketing and finance background. She has also been involved in start-ups in the area of personal development, gender

Mark Thomas

Job title - Trustee

Mark has worked in Social Care since graduating from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1988. He spent his first 5 years at the Cotswold ...

Help us transform troubled lives

We rely on your donations for building improvements, many outreach services, research, new service developments or any of the fun, extra-curricular activities which many other children take for granted and which emotionally-traumatised children so desperately need.