Meet the Team

Partnership for Children is based in the United Kingdom, but has a global perspective. Its small office in Kingston upon Thames, south west of London, is the hub of a large international network of partners, all concerned with promoting the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.


Wendy Tabuteau
Chief Executive

Wendy has worked in the international charitable sector for over 20 years, most recently as Director of an NGO working with disabled children in Russia. She is a Trustee of a grant making trust which supports charitable projects internationally.

Caroline Egar
Programme Director

Caroline is a trained teacher and has also worked in educational publishing. She oversees all Partnership for Children's programmes, and travels extensively to visit Partnership for Children’s partners and promote the programmes.

Hannah Craig
Programme Director

Hannah leads on our UK programme and our projects with vulnerable children internationally. Hannah has experience as an Assistant Psychologist whilst studying for her degree and also worked in quality improvement for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Ben McGrath
Finance and Operations Manager

Ben is a charity accountant with over 30 years in the sector across a number of national organisations. He has worked with various support organisations making representations to government to improve the environment charities work in. 

Helen Danby
Design and Web Manager

Helen manages the design and print of all our printed materials, from teachers' booklets to fund raising leaflets, and also designs and maintains this website. Helen has many years of experience in graphic design and worked in magazine publishing for over 15 years.

Liz Bowles
Programme Officer

Liz has 9 years experience of secondary school languages teaching and health coaching. She supports the management of the UK programmes and creates content for Partnership for Children’s social media channels.

Sue Staton

Sue worked for 10 years in the education sector as a secondary school administrator before joining the team at PfC. She has also volunteered in classrooms at a local primary school and is a trained teaching assistant.

Board of Trustees

Caroline Spicer

Caroline is a qualified accountant (CGMA, ACMA) and a former Executive Partner with IBM. She is an experienced consultant in business transformation and leadership, with over 30 years of advising clients in the public and private sectors and running significant projects.

Davide Antognazza

Davide Antognazza is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of education and learning at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland, Locarno. His research and academic interests focus on socio-emotional learning, teacher education, personal development, and life skills.

Mark Boulding
Vice Chair

Mark Boulding was appointed to the Board for a three-year term. Mark is Director of Strategy in the London office of an international healthcare communications agency, and has also held senior positions in charities working in mental health and international development.

Juliana Fleury

Juliana runs her own consultancy in Brazil and has an MBE in Social Responsibility and the Third Sector. For the past 10 years she has been helping ASEC, the agency that runs our programmes in Brazil, to build and nurture their strategic supporter network and governance structures

Neil Humphrey

Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include children’s mental health, social and emotional learning, and special educational needs. Neil has written extensively on SEL, including the book, 'Social and Emotional Learning: A Critical Appraisal' (published by Sage). When he is not working at the University, Neil moonlights as an unpaid taxi driver for his three daughters.

Hein Marais

Hein is a Partner at PWC based in London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Hein understands the importance of good mental health, having lost his mother to depression and seeing the impact of poor mental health on friends and colleagues.

Miranda Novak

Miranda Novak is an assistant professor at the Department of Behavior Problems at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her expertise involves mental health promotion, socio-emotional learning, prevention of internalized disorders and implementation science.

Prof Panos Vostanis

Panos is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Leicester and Visiting Professor at University College London. Panos has published extensively on the impact of trauma on child mental health, and has long standing clinical experience with vulnerable children.


Chris Bale

Chris was the Director of Partnership for Children from 2002 to 2016. He is a former director of Oxfam Hong Kong and Befrienders International and former Chair of the Trailwalker Charitable Trust, and was awarded the MBE for services to charity.

Sandra Mak

Sandra is a leading communications and strategy consultant in Hong Kong. A former Trustee of Partnership for Children, she takes a special interest in our programmes, in particular the China programme where she has taken part in teacher training.

Doro Marden

Doro has many years of experience as a trainer in parenting education. She co-authored ‘Raise Happy Children’ which has been translated into Polish, Chinese and Arabic. She is a former Chair of Partnership for Children and advised on the development of our Zippy at Home programme for parents.

Randi Talseth

Randi was the General Secretary of Voksne for Barn (Adults for Children), Norway’s leading agency for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, from 1993 to 2019. She has extensive international experience and is a former Chair of Partnership for Children.


Teresa Zargouni
Programme volunteer

Teresa has over 10 years experience in events and conference management. Previously she worked in product marketing and business development in France.

Previous team members

Marion Panis

Marion Panis, member of the Partnership for Children Board and Director of our partner organisation in the Netherlands, passed away in January 2020, aged 55. Read our obituary here.