We are delighted to welcome three new trustees, Anna Hamilton, Mary-Rachel McCabe and Diana Sutton to our Board. They join in our 50th anniversary year and will help to refresh the charity’s strategy to help and empower disabled children, young people and their families.

Anna Hamilton has a background that includes eight years in the Department for Education in a range of strategy, policy and delivery roles and currently works for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Anna’s family have benefitted from KIDS’ support; her youngest daughter received portage home-learning and they have all enjoyed the many activities and outings our KIDS Southwark team.

Mary-Rachel McCabe is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She specialises in mental capacity and community care law, with a focus on children and disability rights cases. Prior to joining the Bar, Mary-Rachel worked at children’s rights charity, Just for Kids Law and also sat on the Board of Trustees at Hackney Community Law Centre from 2012-2016.

Diana Sutton is an award-winning charity leader with over 30 years in UK and international disability and children’s charities.  Currently Director of The Bell Foundation, a Cambridge based education charity, she has previously worked in different leadership, senior management, public policy, government relations and campaigning roles in the third sector. She also has personal experience of disability as a sibling.

KIDS Chairman, Stephen Unwin said:

“I’m so pleased that these three remarkable women are joining the Board of KIDS. They bring enormously valuable and diverse skills and experiences, and are also driven by a deep commitment to the cause of disabled children, young people and their families. I’m greatly looking forward to working with them and I know they’ll be very helpful to the charity as it embarks on its 50th year.”

We will now be seeking a Treasurer to replace Chris Stefani, Chief Financial Officer at DWF Group plc, when his term ends in next year. The executive search firm Society is assisting with the search.

Read our Trustees full bio’s here