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:

Bala Karunakaran
I am a registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology with a specialist. I am passionate about helping couples experiencing difficulties with conceiving, and my PhD research thesis was titled improving reproductive outcomes in women with low ovarian reserve. I have also held number of national leadership positions in the past.
Ella Norden
In my professional life I work as a Head of Brand and Marketing Planning and so want to pass my skills and experience skill on to help raise the profile of the Fertility Network so that the organisation can offer more support to more people with fertility battles.
Hannah Grinsted
Co-Chair
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.
Sally Hinks
Co-Chair
I am delighted to be able to work with a charity so close to my heart.  As I recently went through my own fertility issues and treatment, I was struck by how many of us there are going through similar issues but how little we all talk about it and support each other.  Often, I would find myself opening up to one friend, or another, about what I was going through only for them to then share that they had actually been through a similar journey which at the time they hadn’t talked about.
Sarah Gilchrist
Victoria Hayes
I am thrilled my first stint as Trustee is with Fertility Network UK.  While I have not lived through fertility issues firsthand, I have witnessed how difficult the road to parenthood can be through my best friend's experience. A chronic patient myself, with fertility one of the complications, I fully appreciate how crucial health literacy is to get access to the best professionals, treatments and support networks, including charities like FNUK. I am a fierce advocate of putting physical and mental health on par - essential when building a family becomes a challenge. I strongly believe that shared decision making should be at the centre of every healthcare journey - no decision about me without me.