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.

Staff

Wendy Tabuteau
Chief Executive

Wendy has worked in the international charitable sector for over 30 years, most recently as Director of an NGO working with disabled children in Russia. She is a Vice Chair of a grant making trust which supports educational projects and livelihoods across the world.

Hannah Baker
Programme Director

Hannah manages our UK and international programmes. Before joining Partnership for Children 5 years ago, she worked in quality improvement of Mental Health Services and has experience as an Assistant Psychologist whilst studying for her degree. Hannah is also a School Governor where she is responsible for special educational needs.

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
Project Manager

Liz leads on some of our key UK projects and supports our work with UK schools and international partners. She also manages PfC’s social media channels. Liz has 9 years of experience of secondary school teaching and health coaching.

Sue Staton
Administrator

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
Chair

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
Trustee

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.

Juliana Fleury
Trustee

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
Trustee

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
Trustee

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
Trustee

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
Trustee

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.

Advisers

Sandra Mak
Advisor

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
Advisor

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.

Volunteers

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.

In memorium

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.