Meet the Team

Partnership for Children is based in the United Kingdom, but has a global perspective. Its small office in Kingston upon Thames, south west of London, is the hub of a large international network of partners, all concerned with promoting the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.


Wendy Tabuteau
Chief Executive

Wendy has worked in the international charitable sector for over 20 years, most recently as Director of an NGO working with disabled children in Russia. She is a Trustee of a grant making trust which supports charitable projects internationally.

Caroline Egar
Programme Director

Caroline is a trained teacher and has also worked in educational publishing. She oversees all Partnership for Children's programmes, and travels extensively to visit Partnership for Children’s partners and promote the programmes.

Lizzie Poulton
Programme Manager

Lizzie manages our programmes in the UK as well as supporting our international partners in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Before joining Partnership for Children in 2016 she worked at various literacy and children’s charities and taught English as a foreign language. 

Helen Danby
Design and Web Manager

Helen manages the design and print of all our printed materials, from teachers' booklets to fund raising leaflets, and also designs and maintains this website. Helen has many years of experience in graphic design and worked in magazine publishing for over 15 years.

Hannah Craig
Project Manager

Hannah is managing our special educational needs programme both in the UK and internationally, she is also overseeing our projects with looked after children and the mental health of teachers. Before joining us, Hannah worked on a quality improvement project for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. 

Board of Trustees

Caroline Spicer

Caroline is a qualified accountant (CGMA, ACMA) and a former Executive Partner with IBM. She is an experienced consultant in business transformation and leadership, with over 30 years of advising clients in the public and private sectors and running significant projects.

Mark Boulding
Vice Chair

Mark Boulding was appointed to the Board for a three-year term. Mark is Director of Strategy in the London office of an international healthcare communications agency, and has also held senior positions in charities working in mental health and international development.

Juliana Fleury

Juliana runs her own consultancy in Brazil and has an MBE in Social Responsibility and the Third Sector. For the past 10 years she has been helping ASEC, the agency that runs our programmes in Brazil, to build and nurture their strategic supporter network and governance structures

Hein Marais

Hein is a Partner at PWC based in London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Hein understands the importance of good mental health, having lost his mother to depression and seeing the impact of poor mental health on friends and colleagues.

Miranda Novak

Miranda Novak is an assistant professor at the Department of Behavior Problems at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her expertise involves mental health promotion, socio-emotional learning, prevention of internalized disorders and implementation science.

Marion Panis

Marion Panis is a psychologist and heads Kids and Emotional Competencies (KEC), the agency which runs Zippy’s Friends in the Netherlands.

Prof Panos Vostanis

Panos is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Leicester and Visiting Professor at University College London. Panos has published extensively on the impact of trauma on child mental health, and has long standing clinical experience with vulnerable children.


Chris Bale

Chris was the Director of Partnership for Children from 2002 to 2016. He is a former director of Oxfam Hong Kong and Befrienders International and former Chair of the Trailwalker Charitable Trust, and was awarded the MBE for services to charity.

Sandra Mak

Sandra is a leading communications and strategy consultant in Hong Kong. A former Trustee of Partnership for Children, she takes a special interest in our programmes, in particular the China programme where she has taken part in teacher training.

Doro Marden

Doro has many years of experience as a trainer in parenting education. She co-authored ‘Raise Happy Children’ which has been translated into Polish, Chinese and Arabic. She is a former Chair of Partnership for Children and advised on the development of our Zippy at Home programme for parents.

Randi Talseth

Randi is the General Secretary of Voksne for Barn (Adults for Children), Norway’s leading agency for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. She has extensive international experience and is a former Chair of Partnership for Children.