Our team

CEO
Susan leads the team at EIDA, working with our employer members and other organisations to achieve our vision of every employer in the UK taking effective action on domestic abuse.
Previously, Susan spent her career at global law firm, Hogan Lovells, where she was the Managing Partner for the UK and Africa, a member of the global executive, and the firm's first Global Managing Partner for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Responsible Business. She is a Non-executive Director of the MindForward Alliance and Chair of 50:50 Parliament.
Head of Resources
Catherine manages the governance, people, operations and finances of EIDA with responsibility for individual projects.
Previously Catherine worked for the What Works Centre for homelessness (CHI), supporting the charity and the CEO through a period of rapid growth. She also led operations at FareShare and has held diverse project management roles across the non-profit sector.
Membership & Partnerships Manager
Ayesha manages EIDA's engagement and relationship with members, EIDA Beacons, domestic abuse sector partners and group of EIDA Ambassadors. Previously, Ayesha worked as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate and violence against women and girls strategic lead within the City of London.
Communications and Engagement Coordinator
Kristin is responsible for EIDA’s communications outputs, branding, its website and social media content - liaising with members, sectors partners, and government. While she previously worked in security and Defence research, her main background is in gender equality advocacy and sexual violence prevention. In addition to her work with EIDA, Kristin is the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Conflict. She co-leads the Women in International Security (WIIS) UK network and gives guest lectures on international terrorism.

Board

Our Board guides our strategic and operational decisions. It includes representatives of employers within our membership network, as well as individuals with skills that add value.

Sarah Newton

Chair
Formerly Director of American Express Europe, Director of the ‘think and do’ tank ILC-UK and Director of Age Concern (now Age UK), elected Member of Parliament and former Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office

Helen Lamprell OBE

Vice-Chair
General Counsel and Company Secretary AVEVA Group plc

Andrew Chadd

Treasurer
Former CFO of Annington

Oli Housden

Head of Non-Proliferation (Deputy Director) - Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Steve Maule

McDonald’s Franchisee, FCIPD

Tahani Saridar

CEO, Think Through Nutrition; Advisor, Tyson & Blake; Non Executive Director, The Wellness Food Group

Patrick Ryan

Chief Executive, Hestia

Pamela Zaballa

Global Executive Director, No More

Advisory Council:

Elizabeth Filkin CBE

President. Founder of EIDA, Former Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards 

Dr Olumide Adisa

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Social Justice and Crime at University of Suffolk; Founder of the Domestic Abuse Research Network for the East of England Region

Dr Peter Aitken

National Clinical Director: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, NHS England 

Dame Inga Beale

Businesswoman, speaker and portfolio director (NN Group, WTW, Crawford & Company)

Samantha Beckinsale

Actress, writer, film producer. Patron Broxtowe Women's Project, Surviving Economic Abuse Ambassador, SafeLives and NDVC supporter

Dame Carol Black

Physician and academic; Chair of the British Library; Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better. Former President of the Royal College of Physicians; Former Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

Fiona Cannon

Chair, Surviving Economic Abuse. Former Group Sustainable Business Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Fraser Duncan

Non Executive Director Velocity Juice 

Andrew Dunnett

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, e&. Former Director Vodafone Foundation; Former Group Director ESG Sustainable Business & Foundations, Vodafone 

Lisa Felton

Group Foundation Director and Chief of Staff External Affairs, Vodafone

Baroness Hale of Richmond

Judge, Former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick

Chair, SOAS University of London; Prof of Leadership – Huntsman Business School, USA. Former BBC Head of Public Affairs & KPMG Global Head of Citizenship   

Nicole Jacobs

Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales. Former CEO, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

Sukhvinder Kaur

Founder and Chair of Trustees, Sikh Women’s Aid

Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws KC

Barrister, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). Former President of SOAS, University of London; Former Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford; Former Chair of the Justice Council

Meena Kumari

Founder, Director H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy

Dr Stephen Lee

Senior Teaching Fellow, Bayes Business School. Former Chief Executive, CentreForum; Former Director of the Institute of Fundraising (IOF) 

Theresa May MP

MP for Maidenhead. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 

Jess Phillips MP

MP for Birmingham Yardley

Sir Trevor Phillips

Co-Founder and Director, Webber Phillips; Chair, Green Park Group; Chair, Index on Censorship. Former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC); former President of the John Lewis Partnership 

Sandra Pollock

CEO of Inclusive Companies Consultancy; Founder of The Women’s Awards. Former National Chair, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Women in Management Network

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Principal of Somerville College. Former Leader of the House of Lords 

Jabbar Sardar

Global HR Director, BBC Studios

Jo Todd

CEO, Respect

April Dawn Ventour

Director, Creating Equalz a Race, Gender & Health Inequalities consultancy; Domestic Abuse trainer and coach

Baroness Verma

Businesswoman and Parliamentarian; Chair of UN Women UK.  Former Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls; Former Chair of European External Affairs Sub Committee.

Lord Nicholas Wilson

Former Justice of the Supreme Court