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Grief Encounter Senior Management Team

The senior management team is made up of a very talented and dedicated team of professionals, who are the driving force behind this essential child bereavement charity.

Richard Fogelman

Richard Fogelman

Chief Executive Officer
Richard Fogelman

Richard attended Birmingham University, graduating with a Law Degree. With a unique numerical ability he pursued a career in the city, spending several years working across investment banks including UBS and Credit Suisse. He then chose to opt for a route out of the city and spent four years in the post of Finance and Operations Director working for the FTSE100 Company Hammerson (based at Brent Cross Shopping Centre). Richard joined Grief Encounter in 2013 as COO, and became CEO in October 2016.

Suzanne Turner-Jones

Director of Clinical Services
Suzanne Turner-Jones

Suzanne has been leading services that support the most vulnerable children, young people and families for over 20 years.  Her experiences range from supporting children in the early years to those who are care experienced, or who live with significant additional needs.

Her professional career includes leading services across statutory sectors providing children’s education, health and social care, as well as from  the voluntary sector.  During her career she has specialised in leading services that have children’s emotional, behavioural and mental health at the forefront of support provided from early education, family hubs, to specialised mixed orientation therapeutic teams.

Suzanne is a mother of four and currently lives at home in Bedfordshire with her partner and two youngest children. She trained as a mature student and graduated from the University of East Anglian when her eldest two children were still at primary school.  Her first degree is Early Childhood Studies and she is an advocate of ensuring that children’s early emotional and attachment-based experiences positively shape their future years.  She was awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to the University of East London, bridging the link between the early education and support to vulnerable children, through the development of a new foundation degree, Social, Communities & Families.

Lou Scott

Lou Scott

Head of Fundraising
Lou Scott

Lou was born and raised in Wolverhampton and graduated with a BA Hons in Business Enterprise and an MA in Events and Exhibition Management. Having volunteered for a local charity she was offered her first full-time job as a Trusts fundraiser. Other than 3 years working with a team of IFAs in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, she has dedicated her career to fundraising.

Lou has worked at the PDSA helping to develop their Major Gifts team, and Teenage Cancer Trust where she lead teams and committees responsible for raising funds to build and maintain the first ever Teenage Cancer Trust Units at Southampton General and The Royal Marsden hospitals. She joined Grief Encounter in July 2018 to strengthen and grow the fundraising department. Living in Lewes in East Sussex, she has 2 teenage children and a serious soft spot for chocolate truffles!

Anna Hoffman

Head of Marketing
Anna Hoffman

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons in French and Spanish, Anna started her marketing career at Hays Specialist Recruitment. After several promotions, she was headhunted to RBS where she managed the marketing and communications during a uniquely difficult period post financial crisis within the Corporate Banking Division. After five years, she then decided to join PwC and managed the marketing within the Assurance Division.

After having her two gorgeous daughters, Anna moved into the charity sector where she led the marketing and communications at Norwood, one of the largest Jewish charities supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, for 3 years.

Passionate about making sure every bereaved child has access to the best possible support and inspired by the charity’s efforts, Anna joined Grief Encounter as Head of Marketing in February 2021 to ensure the support services are promoted as widely as possible and help drive additional income.