IAC people

Founder and Chief Executive of IAC

Gill Haworth


Baroness Sally Hamwee


Barbara Hudson (Chair)
Katherine Samwell Smith
Ana Ansell
Tabitha Northrup
Frances Petterson

Our Staff Team

IAC is staffed by a team of salaried workers, led by the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. The Senior Team includes Operations Director, three Adoption Managers (one job share role), the Agency Responsible Individual and the Training and Development Manager.

The team are supported by Senior Practitioners and Social Workers, as well as by the agency 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.