Richard became Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust in March 2023. He was previously the charity’s Campaigns Director and interim Head of Policy & Public Affairs.
Richard led a year’s worth of activity to mark 40 years since Terry Higgins became the first named person to die of an AIDS-related illness and our charity was established in his name. Other key successes include an integral role in securing £20million Government funding for opt-out HIV testing in emergency departments and leading on work to successfully overturn discriminatory exclusions in blood donation for gay and bisexual men and those primarily from the UK’s black communities.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Richard was previously Director at think tank Progress and worked with political leaders in both the UK and Australia. He also has a history of providing policy, communications and fundraising strategy advice to organisational leaders across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Glenda is a former nurse and midwife with a 15 year career in the NHS before moving into the charity sector. At Turning Point she focused on sexual health, including the co-production of sexual health promotion resources alongside migrant women. Then at children’s charity Barnardo’s, Glenda focused on the prevention of female genital mutilation and support for survivors. This work led to NHS England commissioning community hubs for survivors of FGM.
Glenda has a strong background of working with stakeholders within health and social care, including commissioners, NHS partners and other charities. She joined Terrence Higgins Trust as the service and partnership manager for the East of England before becoming Head of NHS Services and now Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to post-graduate qualification in public and sexual health, Glenda is now undertaking a PhD at Bristol Medical School exploring the drivers of HIV health inequalities and inequities in women of Black African heritage in the UK (funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research and Health Protection Research Unit).
In her role, Glenda raises the profile of EDI across the charity through providing advice, support and constructive challenge to senior management and reporting progress at Board level. Through collaboration with colleagues, the charity is on a journey to become an anti-racist and anti-sexist organisation.
Director of Communications and HIV Services
Dominic Edwardes joined the charity’s marketing team in 1999. Since then he has been responsible for the development of the Terrence Higgins Trust brand, has worked on over 30 behaviour change campaigns and led development of the charity's digital presence.
Dominic has a strong commitment to providing evidence-based, user-tested health and social care information. He was Co-Chair of the Executive Council of The Information Standard from 2012 to 2015 and Chair of the Advisory Board from 2015 to 2017.
Prior to joining the charity, he worked in academic publishing on a wide range of humanities and social science subjects.
Director of Finance
Caroline has over 30 years’ experience of financial and operational management at organisations in the UK and internationally. Previous not-for-profit roles include senior positions at Mildmay Uganda, Citizens UK and Publish What You Pay.
As well as a wealth of finance and operational management experience, Caroline is a member is the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and also has a master’s in International Development from the University of Bath.
As Director of Finance, she is responsible for strategic and operational financial management across the organisation, balancing the need for long term financial security of the charity (including its subsidiaries) and the importance of delivering services. Part of this role involves the monitoring and management of risk across the organisation, making sure that appropriate mitigations are in place to protect the charity.
Dr Kate Nambiar
Kate began working in the NHS in 1999 and has specialised in sexual health since 2003. She is passionate about ensuring good healthcare is a right and reality for everyone and has a wealth of experience, including working as a speciality doctor in sexual health and HIV at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and doctoral researcher at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Kate currently works as a Gender Clinician and Endocrinology Specialist at the Welsh Gender Service in Cardiff.
In 2012, Kate founded Clinic-T – a sexual health and contraception clinic led by and for trans and non-binary people in Brighton, in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust. The clinic provides an inclusive and non-judgemental service and addresses the gap in sexual and reproductive health information for this community. As Medical Director, Kate utilises her clinical expertise to ensure no one is left behind as we target ending new HIV cases by 2030.
Director of Income Generation
Christine joined Terrence Higgins Trust in September 2022 from Leonard Cheshire Disability, where she was Head of Trusts and Philanthropy.
With a strong background in Trusts and Foundations, including Comic Relief, City Bridge Trust, National Lottery Community Fund and Charles Wolfson Foundation, she has a keen interest in working with individuals and organisations to build exciting and sustainable partnerships which drive tangible change.She previously worked at Versus Arthritis and the Royal Anthropological Institute. Prior to moving the UK in 2011, Christine rode horses competitively in the sport of three-day eventing at an international level.
A graduate of George Mason University in Virginia, Christine also has a Master’s degree in anthropology and cultural politics from Goldsmiths in London where her dissertation explored abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland and abortion tourism in the UK. She spends her time between London and Chichester, often joined when working from home by her border collie Cooper.
Director of People and Corporate Services
Peter joined Terrence Higgins Trust in 2016, originally as an HR consultant before taking on the permanent role of people management in the charity. His role now leads on the overall people and corporate offering to the charity.
Peter has worked in the voluntary sector since 2008 and previously worked in mental health services as the Head of HR & Governance, and then the Deputy Chief Executive, of London’s largest Mind charity.
Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Adam started working at Body Positive in Earl’s Court back in 1994 where he first started providing support for people who were HIV positive. He ran peer support groups for those affected and established the organisation’s first recently diagnosed course to provide information about treatment options as they became available.
In 1999 he transferred to London Lighthouse, which was a residential centre for those with HIV. A couple of years later, Lighthouse became part of Terrence Higgins Trust where Adam managed a range of services including for those who didn’t respond to HIV treatment and whose choices were limited – with a focus on dignity and care. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Adam primarily provided support for those whose health was impacted either directly by HIV or as a side effect of the treatments.
Adam has now worked at Terrence Higgins Trust for over 20 years and has overseen statutory services across England, Scotland and Wales for the past five. He is responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of contracts to support the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services. As Director of Sexual & Reproductive Health Services, Adam’s priority is ensuring people have access to high quality local services and the information they need to look after their sexual and reproductive health by working in partnership with the NHS and other voluntary organisations.