Zillah joined Rainbow Trust in January 2017, having previously been Chief Executive for Research Autism and Chief Executive at Sparks, the children’s medical research charity. Prior to the charity sector, Zillah was a successful corporate lawyer, spending 14 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Thereafter, moving into management consultancy working in mergers and business development.

Zillah was a trustee of cancer charity The Martin Paterson Foundation, Fulham Symphony Orchestra and an advisor to the Military Wives Choir Foundation. She currently is a school governor.

Zillah Bingley, CEO

Anne joined Rainbow Trust in July 2006. After training as a paediatric and adult nurse at Great Ormond Street and University College Hospitals, Anne worked as a Staff Nurse in London. She then trained as a Social Worker and worked for Sargent Cancer Care for Children at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

In 2003 she joined The Clic Charity as National Services Manager. When Clic and Sargent merged to form CLIC Sargent she became Head of Service for South West England and South Wales.

Anne Harris, Director of Care

Bob joined Rainbow Trust in March 2014. He is a commercial director, bringing substantial experience from a variety of high profile companies, including 18 years at Barclays Bank. Bob has broad experience of dealing with business, financial and technical issues and managing teams through periods of change.

He has responsibility for overall financial management, ensuring sound strategies and the effective provision of IT, facilities and communications services. Bob is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Bob Coyne, Director of Finance and Administration

Emma joined Rainbow Trust in August 2008 as Head of Fundraising, moving to her current post in March 2013. Following eight years in the pharmaceutical industry, Emma changed direction, and moved into the charity sector, initially working at the Royal Society of Medicine and then the Charities Aid Foundation, where she managed a team advising FTSE 100 companies on their Corporate Community Investment programmes.

Emma is a qualified member of the Institute of Fundraising and recently spent three years as a Governor at the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time in the snow, sand or sea with her family.

Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Gemma joined Rainbow Trust in August 2016 as Head of Human Resources, moving into the charity sector from the NHS. Gemma is a graduate from the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and spent 10 years developing her career in the NHS, latterly as the Head of HR at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. Gemma is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

Gemma Melhuish, Head of HR

We have nine teams of Family Support Workers based around the country. Our Family Support Workers, support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis. Our Family Support Workers are trained carers and work with each family according to their own set of needs.

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Meet our Family Support Workers

Our Trustees work together to develop a clear strategy for the future of Rainbow Trust and ensure that the work we do and goals of the organisation are in line with our vision. They each play a key role to the charities function and we have a very supportive Board who passionately believe in the services we provide to families, the professionalism and expertise that everyone brings to their role across Rainbow Trust.

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Meet our Trustees

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