Tommy’s names next chief executive

Tommy’s, which funds research into the causes of miscarriage, premature births and stillbirths, has named former Diabetes UK director Kath Abrahams as its next chief executive.

Abrahams joins after five years with Diabetes UK as its director of engagement and fundraising.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in senior charity roles including a stint as executive director of fundraising and supporter development for King’s College London and Kings Health Partners.

Her other charity sector roles include director engagement and income generation at Breakthrough Breast Cancer as well as a sting at development director at the NSPCC.

Among her priorities will be overseeing the charity’s 30th anniversary events and campaigning.

“I feel enormously privileged to take on the leadership of such an important cause,” said Abrahams, who is also a former general manager of the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

“Our research to save babies’ lives by reducing the rates of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth is achieving tremendous impact.”

“But our work is a long way from being done. Far too many pregnancies continue to end in loss and there is so much more we need to do to make pregnancy and birth safer for everyone no matter who you are or where you live.

“I look forward to working alongside our wonderful community of researchers and supporters and our many partner organisations to save more babies’ lives.”

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