Meet the team

Parenting UK is part of Family Lives. You can find more information about Family Lives' senior management team here

If you want to contact a particular member of staff concerning Parenting UK work, you can find our contact details here. For general enquiries, please contact our information service on or 020 7553 3080.

  • Pamela Park, Deputy Chief Executive, Family Lives
    Pamela joined Family Lives in 2012, having served as Chief Executive of Parenting UK since September 2008. Before joining Parenting UK, she was Deputy Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Westminster focussing on neighbourhood renewal, community involvement, partnership working and children’s centre outreach. Pamela previously served as faith communities development officer for the London Civic Forum. Pamela holds a post graduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a Masters degree from Lancaster University.
    Tel: 020 7553 3080
  • Rachel Tonkin, Director of Policy and Engagement
    Rachel joined Family Lives in 2012 following a merger with Parenting UK where she was Head of Communications. Before working at Parenting UK Rachel worked for The Stroke Association and Ofsted. As Head of Policy and Engagement Rachel oversees all Family Lives policy and engagement work with our wide variety of stakeholders through our suite of Family Lives websites, social media and press activity, our membership body Parenting UK and our policy work. She has a background in English Literature and Journalism.
    Tel: 020 7553 3089
  • Nishma Shah, Family Support Worker, Online Communities Co-ordinator
    Nishma works as part of the Policy and Engagement team across the suite of Family Lives programmes. Nishma has a background in online engagement as well as delivering our Positive Boundaries workshops to schools.
    Tel: 020 7553 3080 is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.