Family Lives announces new Chair of trustees

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Neena Rupani

Family Lives is delighted to announce the appointment of Neena Rupani as Chair of Trustees with effect from March 2023. Neena Rupani takes over from Anastasia de Waal after 14 years in the role. Anastasia was appointed as chair in 2009 and has seen the charity through significant periods of change as well as the challenging years of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are hugely grateful to her guidance and dedication over these past years.

Neena Rupani has been a trustee of Family Lives for over six years, initially drawn to the charity by being impressed by the power of the support and interventions offered in supporting the entire family and the ability to improve life chances for parents and children. She understands the ups and downs of parenting and family life which everyone experiences, and believes that getting the right help at the right time can be pivotal for the entire family. She recognises that when families are experiencing issues like mental health or ongoing bullying, it’s easy to feel like you are on your own, but being able to reach out to someone else can make such a difference.  Family Lives’ helpline, chat services and website do just this. In this new role, Neena is keen to build on the excellent work Family Lives’ has done over the last few years and make sure that the organisation has a solid foundation so that it can enjoy a long, bright and sustainable future supporting even more families.

With a background in Economics, Neena has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms sector with roles in commercial management, pricing and regulation. As a parent, Neena feels strongly that having the right support available when you don’t know where to turn can make all the difference to families and a child’s future prospects.