We are governed by a board of trustees, many of whom have first-hand experience of fertility issues.

They provide the charity with a valuable skill set to help us meet our aims and objectives.

Meet our trustees:

Jo Binding
Chair
I have a background in strategy and marketing for media and digital companies (including Sky, BT, Discovery and Manchester City FC) and have sat on the board of several charities as both a Trustee, Finance Committee Chair, Chair of Trustees and a Non-Executive Director. I am currently Chair of Trustees for a small charity (The Student View) and a Non-Executive Director at the University of Exeter. I also volunteer for the baby bank charity Little Village. I have been through the fertility challenges myself and against the odds we had a baby in 2021 after an intensive period of IVF and a lot of fertility counselling.
Lucy Thorn
Treasurer
I’m delighted to take a trustee position which allows me to use my 12 years of professional experience in finance, to make a difference in an area that has been such a big part of my life over the last few years. Infertility is something that you just assume will not happen to you or someone you care about. It can be a difficult, isolating and often misunderstood life challenge. I hope that my contribution to Fertility Network UK can help to make the experience of all those going through similar struggles, a little easier. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate charity for me to support at this stage of my life.
Arti Shah
Trustee
I am delighted to be appointed as a Trustee at Fertility Network UK. I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team at Fieldfisher and act exclusively for Claimants on a wide range of matters. I am routinely instructed by patients in cases against the NHS and private sector, involving maternity and fertility issues. I have a particular interest in Asherman's syndrome and infertility arising as a result. I very much hope my day to day experiences with families who have been affected by fertility challenges will contribute to my role as a Trustee and the valuable work Fertility Network UK does in raising awareness, and providing support and guidance at challenging and highly emotional times.
Francesca Raine
Trustee
I’m so pleased to be taking on my first trustee role with Fertility Network UK. I initially trained and worked as a family lawyer, and have spent the last few years as Fundraising and Development Manager of a growing regional charity. Having experienced infertility and undergone extensive fertility treatment, I understand how valuable Fertility Network UK’s work is, and I hope that my contribution in the role of trustee can help the charity to continue providing vital support to those facing fertility challenges.
Isabel Traynor
Trustee
I am the Lead Nurse for Gynaecology and Assisted Conception Service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. I have worked in a variety of roles across North Glasgow NHS Trust, following this my post was Senior Charge Nurse in the Assisted Conception Unit in Glasgow Royal. I represent GG&C on the Scottish Government National Infertility Group and also have represented the Nursing Profession on advisory groups for the Human Fertilization and Embryology authority. I was the nurse representative on the British Fertility Society (BFS) training committee and also the Executive committee, influencing national policy and developing education within fertility between 2016 and 2018. I am the past chairperson of the Senior Infertility Nurses Group.
Isla Billett
Trustee
I am Head of Product at Pearson, accountable for the strategic direction and delivery of education products and services for schools and learners. I am also a school Governor and an Enterprise Adviser, supporting careers education in schools. I'm passionate about making a difference to people and I'm lucky to be able to do this in the work I do. I have experienced my own fertility struggles and I'm thrilled to now be able to support Fertility Network UK in its mission to make the journey of dealing with fertility challenges easier for future generations.
Rachel Bodner
Trustee
I am thrilled to be appointed as a Trustee at Fertility Network UK. As an only child through my parents’ secondary infertility and having experienced my own fertility challenges, infertility is a theme that has been interwoven throughout my life. I was a medical negligence lawyer and acted for patients in claims against the NHS and private sector for over 10 years. Since then I have worked in healthcare management, most recently as Director of Operations in a girls’ mental health charity . During the pandemic, I took the opportunity to explore online counselling training and I am in the process of training as an integrative therapist. It is my privilege to give back and be part of an organisation that supports individuals and families navigating these difficulties.