Meet our amazing trustees that help to keep the Swan Centre going in their own free time. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything that you do for us. 


I have been a veterinary surgeon and leader for almost 15 years, with the majority of her work supporting animal welfare charities. I spent 11 years living in Liverpool and saw the vital work mental health support groups provide in communities here. I am delighted and privileged to support the Swan Women's Centre with my background in veterinary and business. 


I have volunteered at various charities throughout my life, taking on roles such as serving meals, answering phones, creating social media profiles, writing for disability publications, fundraising, and public relations. 

While volunteering with Healthwatch Sefton as the Bootle locality representative, I learned about The Swan Women's Centre and their impactful work. When asked to become a trustee at The Swan Women's Centre, I eagerly accepted because I believe in the importance of women's mental health and well-being. I am committed to my trustee role and aim to leverage my extensive volunteer experience to help Swan continue developing its services and supporting the community.


I have been a Trustee at the Swan Centre for two years. I currently work for the EFL Trust as National Lead - Start Well, where I support the charities connected to the 72 EFL football clubs in developing health interventions for children and young people. My career over the past 15 years has focused on supporting local communities to improve health and reduce health inequalities, especially within marginalized groups. 

This passion for community health is a key reason I wanted to be involved with the Swan Centre, as it not only provides vital support to women but also empowers them to take control of their well-being and thrive. Outside of work, I enjoy staying active through mountain climbing, beach walks, and cycling along the canal near my home. I am a live music enthusiast, always having a gig or music festival lined up. 


I have been a trustee/treasurer with SWAN since January 2023. I’m a Chartered Accountant and my professional background is predominately finance based. I’m a massive foodie so in my spare time I love going out to eat and trying new restaurants. 

 Maintaining good mental health is a priority of mine. I have always enjoyed volunteering, supporting woman and the local community. SWAN combined all this for me, and was one of the keys reasons I wanted to get involved!


Andrea has been a Trustee with SWAN Womens Centre since March 2022 and brings extensive commercial knowledge and HR and people management experience to the Board.  Andrea runs her own HR consultancy which has a particular focus on providing support to non-profit organisations.  Andrea volunteers for several charities and CICs; she is also a member of the Merseyside Sports Partnership advisory board, a mentor with The Girls’ Network, and a trustee with another local charity, Community by Nature. 

Andrea was brought up in Litherland and spent many happy hours as a child in our current premises when it was Litherland Library.  Andrea is delighted not only to see the building now being used as a much needed supportive and safe environment for women and teenage girls in Sefton, and a place where they can get help with their mental health and wellbeing, but also to be able to contribute to helping SWAN continue to deliver the amazing services it does, now and in the future.

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