Open quotes red    It is good to know you are not alone. Sometimes I used to think I was the only one who had been to hell and back many many times. Thank you for listening.   Close quotes red

A female survivor


NAPAC Staff, Trustees and Patrons

NAPAC is run by a board of trustees and staff members.



Peter Saunders, CEO, NAPAC

Peter Saunders was born and brought up in South West London. He left school at 16 with very few qualifications and had a number of jobs over the next few years.

He got the opportunity to go back to college in his early twenties and with the support of his first wife, was able to obtain a degree and a teaching qualification. He then taught for the next twelve years. The painful memories of his childhood abuse kept coming to the forefront of his mind and at the age of 38, he decided to set up a charity to help people like himself.

Pete just waits for the day when that big cheque arrives for NAPAC so that he can sleep at night knowing all the other survivors in this country can get the support and help that in the end, turned his life around.

Jon Bird, Chair of Trustees, NAPAC

Jonathan Bird was brought up in Hampshire and has been living in West London for twenty years. He has been involved in NAPAC since 1999 and was Treasurer from 2001 to 2003. He was elected as Chair of Trustees in May 2005 he recently retired from this role to come and join us in the office as An Operations Manager.

He was abused by several men during childhood and has spent many years in therapy and participating in support groups. He knows from personal experience how important it is to have the support of people who understand as we go through the process of recovery.

As well as having a PhD, he has now trained as a teacher and was working in secondary education. In his spare time, Jon enjoys sailing and keeps a small yacht on the Solent.



Sarah Kelly, Training and Development Manager, NAPAC

Sarah Kelly has been working with adult survivors of childhood abuse since 1997 in a variety of work settings. She has been working with NAPAC since 2002 in various roles and currently is the Training and Development Manager for the charity.

Sarah trained as a person-centred counsellor and uses person-centred principles in the work she undertakes for NAPAC. She is also actively involved in raising awareness with professionals of childhood abuse and the impacts of this in adulthood.

She firmly believes that with good understanding and support, adult survivors can heal from their childhood trauma and live fulfilling lives. By also raising awareness of childhood abuse within society, Sarah hopes that more people will be involved in keeping children safe from a crime which devastates so many lives.



NAPAC Trustees

Ken Newell, Treasurer, NAPAC

Ken Newell is a programme manager in the rail industry. He is a chartered civil engineer and has a Masters degree in project management. During the day he is involved in the development of the major infrastructure projects required to enhance the railway network in the Stratford area of East London for the 2012 Olympics.

Over the past 20 years he has been involved in many forms of youth work leadership, acted as a deacon in his local baptist church and is now seconded to the finance committee for a large church building project.

Ken has taken on the challenges of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and crossing the Sinai desert, all of which have benefited local and national charities. He is married with two teenage children and lives in South East London and is NAPAC's Treasurer.

James Badenoch, Trustee, NAPAC

James Badenoch is a barrister who practises from chambers in the Inner Temple.  He has specialised for over 25 years in clinical negligence, medical discipline, and medically related cases of every kind.  He also practises in human rights law, personal injury, mental health, and common law.  He is a deputy High Court Judge and a President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
He is married and has a daughter and two sons. In his spare time he enjoys travel, digital photography, and the study of herons. James became a Trustee in May 2004.


Tricia Wennell, Trustee, NAPAC

Dr Heather Davison is Development Director at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).  Her current responsibilities include policy, positioning and strategic partnerships.  She has wide ranging, senior level management experience and has specialised in working with national  bodies and practitioner networks advising on strategy and service development  - particularly in the areas  of education, training, continuous professional development and accreditation.

Heather has worked across several different professional domains during her career including Director of Education at the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Head of Marketing at the Securities and Investment Institute.  Her doctoral studies were in product development and innovation and she is past editor and author of British Qualifications (Koogan Page).

Heather has had many opportunities to develop her skills across her career and  believes it to be important to share this with  organisations who actively contribute to improving the lives of others.  NAPAC has an important mission that she fully supports and is dealing with areas she has had personal experience of.


Tricia Wennell, Trustee, NAPAC

Judy Heath has worked in the voluntary sector for almost 15 years and is qualified in Finance, HR and Charity Administration. 

She completed her masters in voluntary sector management 2 years ago and currently works for a disability charity.  She has 2 children and in her spare time likes reading and watching football.



Marjorie Jenkins - "Marjorie Jenkins immigrated from Jamaica to the Uk in 1971 to pursue a nursing career. After period of nursing in the NHS she joined the 
Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corps and served as a nurse. She later joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1987 and retired in 2011. 

She has spent 22 years of her service as a Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques Officer, including part of a newly formed specialist 
sexual offences unit, until her retirement. As a result she has considerable experience and expertise in assisting victims through the investigative 
and Judicial Process. 

This service has earnt her the Metropolitan Police Service Lifetime Achievement Award  2011.

She is in the process of forging a new career, providing training to bring awareness of the importance of early reporting of rape, a subject that she
is passionate about. She feels that it is a privilege to have been given the chance as a trustee with NAPAC, and hope that she will be able to contribute 
to the Organisation".



Ruth Buchanan - Volunteering Engagement Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support



Tricia Wennell, Trustee, NAPACNiki Tompkinson spent her career in government service, mainly in the fields of security and crisis management.  Her last appointment (2002-2010) was as Director of Transport Security and Contingencies, Department for Transport.  Prior to that, she held posts across a range of Government business, focusing primarily on security strategy, analysis and operations, but also Human Resources (recruitment, training and leadership) and Business Management.  Niki was awarded the CB in June 2007.
Since giving up the day job in November 2010, Niki has taken on trusteeships in the voluntary sector as well as a front-line volunteer role as an assessor with the Citizens Advice Bureau. 
In her spare time, Niki is a keen church bell ringer.  She and her husband also love hill walking, especially in the Lake District.


Brian Trustee Brian Douieb is a qualified, registered social worker with 25 years fieldwork experience working with children and families in child protection and children in care. He has an MA in Social Policy, BA (Hons) and a Diploma in Applied Social Studies.

Recently retired as a front line social work manager in Local Authority, he has also worked as a Guardian ad Litem, telephone counsellor for ChildLine and a charity trustee for Parents’ Lifeline, a crisis support service. Currently he is an independent child care consultant to charities, a social work Practice Educator and is a lecturer on Social Work and Early Years courses at London Metropolitan University.




NAPAC Patrons

Deidre Sanders, Patron, NAPAC

Open quotes As a Patron of NAPAC, I welcome everyone who supports their important work. All of us, from government through to individuals, need to work together to lessen the risk of abuse in the lives of our young people.

I am pleased to give my support to NAPAC. I know from my experience in working as an agony aunt how important it is to have access to information, support and advice.

I hope to see NAPAC flourish and continue its much needed work of assisting adult survivors of abuse in their recovery. Close quotes
Deidre Sanders

Jerry Hall, Patron, NAPAC Jim Harding, Patron, NAPAC
Jerry Hall Jim Harding Esther Rantzen CBE OBE
  Antony Worrall Thompson, Patron, NAPAC




Anne Nolan






Antony Worrall Thompson