Who we are

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

Our Patrons

David Astor
Lord Cameron
Stephen Fry

Lady Heseltine
Lord Hurd
Ian Marber
Rahul Moodgal

Jon Snow
Joanna Trollope


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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Dr Caryn Onions
Dr Caryn Onions

Job title - Head of Research & Deputy CEO

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

Sarah Paget
Sarah Paget

Job title - Head of Mulberry Bush Consulting

Sarah has worked in, with, and alongside Therapeutic Communities and Enabling Environments for the past 35 years. As an experienced ... Read more

Dr Dave Roberts
Dr Dave Roberts

Job title - Head of Outreach & Deputy CEO

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

John Turberville
John Turberville

Job title - Chief Executive Officer

BSc, Int. Cert. in Family Therapy & MA in Therapeutic Child Care Formerly the School Director & Chief Operating Officer, ... Read more


Hannah Chapman

Job title - Trustee

Hannah Chapman received her PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in addressing inequity and ... Read more

Vicky Snow

Job title - Trustee

Victoria received her degree in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2009 before going on to complete a masters in ... Read more

Keith Bird

Job title - Trustee

Keith has worked in the education sector for over 15 years in a number of marketing and communications leadership roles. He has ... Read more

Geraldine Akerman

Job title - Trustee

Hon. Professor Dr. Geraldine Akerman has worked in prisons for 26 years. The majority of this time has been in HMP Grendon therapeutic ... Read more

Lucy Whitehouse

Job title - Trustee

Lucy Whitehouse is the founder of award-winning youth sex education charity Fumble. A digital journalist and a Relationships, Sex and ... Read more

Margaret Eynon

Job title - Trustee

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

Zoe Lattimer

Job title - Safeguarding Link Trustee

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Simon Peacock

Job title - Trustee

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

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 ... Read more

Chris Pugh

Job title - Chair of Trustees

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

Richard Rollinson

Job title - Trustee

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

Michael Sarrington

Job title - Deputy Chair of Trustees

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

Savy 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, ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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.