IAC people

Founder and Chief Executive of IAC

Gill Haworth


Baroness Sally Hamwee


Barbara Hudson (Chair)
Ana Ansell
David Gray (Treasurer)
Tabitha Northrup
Frances Petterson
Katherine Samwell Smith
Gabrielle Shaw
Martin Waller

Our Staff Team

IAC’s staff is led by the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. The Senior Team includes the Operations Director, Management Accountant and Development Manager. The team are supported by three Adoption Managers, Senior Practitioners and Family Finders, as well as by a well-resourced administrative team.

In addition the agency employs Sessional Social Workers, Advisors and Trainers. All IAC Advisors and Social Workers and most of the trainers are adoption practitioners who bring diverse perspectives to the organisation. Some also have a personal connection to adoption.

Our Board of Trustees and staff team are assisted by an Advisory Panel which offers specialist expertise on matters such as adoption, notarisation and immigration law, counselling, child health and development, after adoption support, parliament and finance.

The staff team are always interested to receive comments and suggestions about the IAC services and to download our leaflet Comments, Complaints and Compliments.