Meet our Trustees
Chair – Steven Bramley oversees the smooth running of the board and also works as a lawyer for Central Government. He joined Carers Network as a Trustee in 2013. Steven is married with three grown up sons and lives in Buckinghamshire.
David Evans retired from employment in March 2013 after a career in the public and voluntary sectors. David is an HR specialist with experience in a variety of roles. Posts held include Assistant Education Officer for LB Hounslow, Deputy Chief Executive for Citizens Advice and last role as HR Director for Land Registry. His interest in the role of carers comes from supporting his father who was his mother’s carer. Apart from being a Trustee for Carers Network, David is also a steward for Shakespeare Globe, and governor at Sunbury Manor Secondary School.
Jihan Salha currently cares for her daughter who has arthrogryposis. She is an active steering group member on the Brent Advocacy Group and Westminster Parent Participation Group. Jihan is passionate about raising the voice of carers. Jihan also teaches at an Arabic school for 4-16 year olds.
U Hla Htay (Htay) has been supporting the work of carers since 2000, during and following his own experience of caring for his wife with dementia. He is a Carers UK carer Ambassador and a member of Carers Action and has extensive experience of representing carers in a range of arenas including the health service, GP surgeries and dementia care in the community. Htay regularly contributes to dementia research at the UCL, KCL and is a member of Brain for Dementia Research and Brain Tissue Grant Committee at KCL and Newcastle University.
Nadia Taylor is a Graduate in Politics and International Relations and has over 7 years’ experience as a Paralegal having worked as a Contracts Manager within the legal department of a brand management company. She currently serves as an elected Governor Representative on the Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee for Hammersmith & Fulham. She is a full-time carer for her mother who has a severe visual impairment and physical mobility difficulties. Nadia lives in Hammersmith and is also a School Governor. She hopes that by becoming a Trustee of Carers Network, she can help us to shape our services to reflect the needs of carers in Hammersmith and to help us reach out to more carers under 60 in particular.
Liz Adair – Liz has substantial experience of clinical and senior management in the NHS and the private healthcare sector. She currently works as Head of Quality for Viapath who provide pathology services. Liz originally trained as a nurse and has worked with a number of hospital trusts, in the community with families and CCGs. She has carer responsibilities for members of her family, and is passionate about delivering the highest possible standards of care to patients, their carers and families.
Emma Snow – Emma has spent her career in EY’s (Ernst & Young) Corporate Finance practice supporting private sector and public sector organisations going through periods of change, specifically through delivery of carve-outs, integrations and performance improvement programmes. Emma is committed to using her skills to give back to the wider community and has undertaken two non-profit, skills-based secondments with EY: three months in Ghana in 2014 and two months in Palestine in 2016, supporting small, passionate organisations that make a tangible difference within their society. Back in London, Emma has supported Carers Network since 2016 in a strategic advisor capacity, primarily with our developing CN’s vision and mission, and took on a Trustee role in March 2017.
Linda McHugh – Linda has extensive experience of leading organisations and has been chief executive of six private sector companies. She is currently a Parole Commissioner for Northern Ireland, Chair of the Finance and Planning Committee of Westminster Cathedral and a member of the Audit Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a trustee or Board member of a number of other organisations, including Westminster-based Woman’s Trust. and Westminster Amalgamated Charity. Linda has expertise in management, marketing, finance and strategic planning.
Jenny Ousbey – Jenny lives in Hammersmith and is Head of Health at communications and public affairs consultancy WA Communications. Jenny has a background in politics, policy and media and substantial experience of the health sector. Jenny was previously senior political adviser to the former Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP.
Punam Birly – Punam is a solicitor and partner at KPMG. She is head of Legal – Employment & Immigration at KPMG and her wider experience includes managing organisational change and helping clients to anticipate and respond to changes in the UK and global business environment. Punam has a keen interest in talent development and career counselling and is passionate about supporting carers.