Marcus Green BA (Hons), FRSA, MIOEE  Chief Executive Officer

Marcus joined the charity as CEO in 2016.  He is responsible for the day to day success of the charity and is based at the Evesham office on a part time basis.  He is a trustee of an anorexia charity, a member a United Nations University Advisory Panel, non-executive chairman of two companies and runs his own management consultancy advising charity leaders.


Rowan Thornton

Rowan Wiseman; BA PGCE | Education Officer

Rowan joined the charity in January 2013. As a qualified teacher, Rowan’s skills and experience in the education arena are a valuable asset to the APEC team.

Rowan takes up a part time post with APEC as Education Officer responsible for organising our invaluable pre-eclampsia study days and educational events. She is also developing and monitoring the online learning. Rowan juggles working at APEC with her other job: being mum to three lively boys.


Carol Tustin | Administration Officer

Carol joined the charity in January 2016.  Carol has been an administrator for over 40 years mainly in the educational sector and deals with finance and general administration for the APEC. She brings a wealth experience to the charity.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, swimming and looking after her young granddaughter.


Carol Cooper Nov 14

Dr Carol Cooper; MA MB BChir (Cantab) MRCP (UK)

Carol Cooper is a doctor, writer and parent. She works as a part-time GP in London and teaches at Imperial College Medical School. Her medical journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications and she broadcasts on TV and radio. She is The Sun newspaper’s doctor and president of the Guild of Health Writers. Her non-fiction books include a number of pregnancy and parenting books such as Twins and Multiple Births: the essential guide, and she is co-author of the award-winning student textbook General Practice at a Glance.

Carol is honorary consultant in family medicine to Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association).  Her other charity work includes Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, Arthritis Care, National Osteoporosis Society and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Carol has three sons (including twins)  who are now young adults.


Professor Andy Shennan; MBBS FRCOG MD (Chair of Trustees)

Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, based at St. Thomas’ Hospital. He is clinical lead of the Maternal and Fetal Research Unit, and specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, encouragement of normal birth and the use of blood pressure monitoring.

He chaired the Department of Health Committee on Blood Pressure Monitoring in clinical practice, and sits on the relevant committees for the International Standardisation Organization (ISO) and the British Hypertension Society (BHS). He also advises the World Health Organisation (WHO) on perinatal research.


Professor James Walker; MD FRCP

Professor James Walker is the Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of Leeds, working in St James University Hospital. His special interest is in High-Risk Obstetrics particularly Early Pregnancy Loss, Pre-eclampsia, Labour Ward Management and Obstetric Emergencies. He is the Obstetric Advisor to the National Patient Safety Agency and is Senior Vice President (International) of the RCOG. He is involved in various charities and advocate groups including APEC, of which he became a trustee of APEC in 1995 and is now the Medical Director.


Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy; MBBSMA, FRCP, FRCOG

Catherine Nelson-Piercy is a Consultant Obstetric Physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals Trust and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London. Her undergraduate studies were at King’s College, Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. She specialises in the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy. Professor Nelson-Piercy runs special joint clinics for women with renal disease, cardiac, and rheumatic disorders in pregnancy and offers pre-pregnancy counselling for women with pre-existing medical problems and those with problems in previous pregnancies.

Professor Nelson-Piercy has been involved in the development of several evidence-based National Guidelines, has over 200 publications, has edited five books and written the successful Handbook of Obstetric Medicine.

Professor Nelson-Piercy is the President of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and was the first Flexible Working Officer for the Royal College of Physicians of London. She is editor in chief of a new journal ‘Obstetric Medicine: the medicine of pregnancy.’ and is advisor to the British National Formulary for Drugs in pregnancy and in breastfeeding. In 2010 she was awarded the title of Professor of Obstetric Medicine at King’s College London. She became a trustee of APEC in July 2002.

Janet Bray 2014


Janet Bray has provided independent consultancy in pharmaceutical medicine and worked as a medical writer since 1991. Her interests are in Psychiatry, Neurology, Immunolog, Metabolic Medicine, Sexual Medicine, Rheumatology, Orphan drugs and Paediatrics. She has extensive experience in working with Pre-clinical and clinical data and statistics in drug development programmes and was a clinical pharmacist for 8 years before entering the entering pharmaceutical medicine and medical communications sphere. She became a trustee of APEC in May 2001.


Dr Kim Turner

Kim Turner is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialty trainee in the Northwest Thames Deanery. She has been involved with APEC since she developed pre-eclampsia during her first pregnancy in 1993. She initially worked as a local organiser and became a trustee in 2003.


Dr Philippa Brice

Philippa Brice received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Christ’s College, Cambridge, studying Natural Sciences (Pathology) and doing PhD research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. She worked in biomedical intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry before moving to a public sector role combining health policy development, health professional education, and science communication.

In her present role as Head of Knowledge and Communications for the genomics and health think-tank the PHG Foundation, Philippa leads on strategic communications and external relations with responsibility for all aspects of production, design and branding. She is editor-in-chief of the online Genomics and Policy News service, oversees the press office and marketing functions, including for the associated Born Healthy initiative, and writes, comments and lectures on genomics, biomedicine and clinical translation.

Philippa became a trustee of APEC in 2010, having been a member since 2004 following the extremely premature birth of her first son due to pre-eclampsia. She is a passionate supporter of the charity’s mission in improving awareness and care for the condition.


Ms Dianne Garland; SRN RM ADM PGCEA MSc

Dianne has been a practicing midwife since 1983, having qualified at Queen Charlottes Hospital in London. Whilst working in the NHS she developed one of the first Midwife Practice Development posts integrating clinical issues into areas of research/audit. She designed comprehensive in-house education programmes and clinical competencies in line with Agenda for Change.

Dianne supports student midwives, return-to-practice midwives and conversion course students and in 2005 launched, allowing her to pass on her experience and share ideas with the wider international midwifery community. Following years of continued clinical practice, international lecturing, freelance writing and provision of expert legal advice, Dianne became a trustee of APEC in 2010, followed by Director of Clinical Governance for Waterbirth International and Midwifery Consultant for Waterbirthing Services at Wenzhou Oriental Hospital, China in 2011.


Mr Rex Delicate; MA, Chartered MIPD

Rex is an experienced HR adviser. His past positions include Head of HR for two component manufacturing companies and a wide range of HR consultancy assignments.

His motivation for joining Action on Pre-eclampsia as a trustee? Rex would like  to “pay back” some of the success he has achieved and lay his business and people skills available to APEC.