Joanna Barker MBE (Chair)
Joanna founded Target Ovarian Cancer in 2008, and has over thirty years’ experience in business and finance. Joanna’s mother and sister died from ovarian cancer in 2005. She is a lay member of the Council of the University of Durham, which awarded her an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) in 2012. In 2014 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Alison is a co-founder and Director of The Storytellers - an innovative practice which uses storytelling to engage businesses in strategy and vision to accelerate the pace of organisational change. Coming from a family of doctors, Alison is also closely connected to the medical world. She has been an active fundraiser for many charitable causes over the years, even managing to cycle from London to Paris in three days.
Anabel is the founder and CEO of events management company, Quintessentially Events, with a professional background in high-end music and events management. She has been voted in the Top 15 most influential people within the UK Events Industry, and has helped raise over £20m for charities. Anabel is a winner of the First Women Award for Tourism & Leisure, a founding member of the Soho House Group and was involved with setting up The House of St Barnabas, the world’s first philanthropic members’ club.
Emma was first appointed as a trustee for Target Ovarian Cancer in March 2015 and is the Chief Executive of Newgate Communications and Deputy CEO of SEC Newgate, Chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust, and a trustee of Nightingale Hammerson. Emma's stepchildren's mother, Heather Ash, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 52 in 2007.