Our People

Survivors and Patients

The survivors who engage with our services are at the heart of what we do. We learn from their experiences, ask for their expert feedback.

Trustee Board Members

The Katie Piper Foundation has a committed Board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers.
Katie Piper
Nick Rudgard
Jackie Martin
Joanne Mackie
Andrea Sofield
Caryn Owen
Mark Roberts
Allyson Ballard
Annie Perez
Laura Rolley
Helen Jeremiah

Staff Team

Our full time and part time staff members bring an abundance of experience to their roles.
Kate Naish
Chief Executive
Johanne Harrison
Head of Patient Support
Susan Lea-Gerrard
Accounts Manager
Veronica McBain
Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Kanika Phillip
Digital Marketing and Communications Officer
Catrin Pugh
Amy Oulton
Patient Services Coordinator
RuthAnn Fanstone
Service Design Lead
Vanessa Black
Wellbeing practitioner


Simon McCabe

Simon is a qualified Surveyor with many years’ experience in the property industry. He heads up the Property Development and Investment Portfolio for Scarborough Group International Limited, throughout the UK. Simon is a Director of Sheffield United Football Club where he has been instrumental in raising club sponsorship and he sits on the Football Executive Board.
As a keen charity supporter, Simon has partaken in numerous marathons to raise money.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is an A&R executive, producer and star of the highest rated television shows in the world.

Simon has been patron of the Katie Piper Foundation since the charity was set up in 2010, and he is delighted to help raise funds and awareness of the work that Katie and the Foundation does to improve the lives of people living with burns and scars.

Nicola Murphy

We are delighted to welcome Nicola Murphy as our new Patron. Nicola is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and charity leader. Nicola has been a trustee of our charity for over 9 years, making a significant contribution to our development.

Events Committee

The Katie Piper Foundation is delighted to have the support of the Events Committee chaired by Sarah Newell. Our committee members are: Vanessa Cook, Georgina Juma, Syarifah McDonough, Jay Scott and Kellie Turner
Sarah Newell

All our successes are thanks to, in addition to our current team, all the volunteers, Trustees and staff members of the past.  Whilst we were establishing the direction of the charity and building our staff team expertise and resource, we have been honoured to have been steered and guided by professional voluntary advisors in areas of camouflage make-up, clinical psychology and scar management.