Chair of the HENRY Board
Samantha is the Deputy Director for Social Work Reform within the Department for Education (DfE). She is responsible for advising, designing and implementing social work reform to secure policies, promote pilots, commission accredited assessment standards, and create a new social work regulator, Social Work England. She chairs the department’s disability group, focusing on improving inclusion and diversity.
She is a passionate skier and supporter of her kids playing rugby, cricket and hockey, and loves to cook.
Jo works for FareShare, a charity who redistribute surplus food to those in need, drawing on her commercial background and experience in the food industry.
She also has experience working as a consultant, including acting as an adviser to the Department of Health supporting their work with industry to promote healthy eating and combating obesity across a broad range of issues.
She enjoys cycling and has undertaken a number of long distance fund raiser cycle rides.
Anne works for the European Society of Medical Oncology and is a Senior STM consultant able to drive business transformation and innovation. Prior to this she worked for Elsevier as a Publishing Director in the medical journals division where she was responsible for winning, managing and developing high level Global Journal Programmes.
She enjoys walking, cycling and playing tennis and badminton.
Tom is a previous employee of HENRY and has returned to become a trustee. He is committed to the vision and mission of HENRY and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to support families to lead healthy lifestyles. Throughout his career, Tom has worked in and with local government in a range of roles delivering large transformation programmes that improve outcomes for communities. He is currently working as Lead for Learning and Development at Camden Council.
Dr Anne Coufopoulos is currently Executive Dean at University College Birmingham, leading the School of Health, Sport and Food. Prior to this she was Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial) at Coventry University, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. Earlier in her career, Anne has been employed in a number of academic roles across the course of her career in nutrition and public health.
Anne is also a registered dietitian and an accredited workplace dietitian with the British Dietetic Association. Over recent years Anne has also been focussing upon workplace health and has been working closely with the rail industry in the North-West of England to improve the nutrition related health of employees. This work has been recognised as an example of good practice in managing railway workers’ health by the independent regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Anne is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, with particular emphasis on nutrition in the workplace.
Following a sixteen year career in the finance industry, Dawn spent the following four years as a senior finance consultant, predominantly within the charity sector - including consulting for HENRY - and has now returned as a Trustee. She is currently the Chief Finance Officer for The Bell Foundation.
Nigel is a qualified accountant with wide-ranging financial, commercial and operational experience working for large private and public-sector organisations. He has operated at board level for the last 11 years, including six years for two large charities.