The Doctors in Distress Team

Ann Paul doctors in distress

Chief Executive Officer

Ann Paul

Ann has been working in the charity sector for nearly 25 years, having cut her teeth on a commercial career both in the UK and South East Asia. Her passion for leadership development was fuelled by many years of working with The Industrial Society (The Work Foundation) on numerous programmes.

As Chief Executive of Doctors in Distress, Ann hopes to grow the charity to achieve our goal of zero doctor suicides by 2025.

Marie Searle doctors in distress

Head Of Operations

Marie Searle

Marie is an experienced Senior Manager, who has worked for the NHS since 2005 as a commissioner and provider of Primary, Unscheduled, and Integrated services.

“The need for facilitated wellbeing support has never been greater and we are determined to achieve our aims to deliver a national programme for all healthcare workers.”

Susannah Lloyd doctors in distress

Head of Programmes

Susannah Basile

Susannah has a Masters in Governance and Political Development and speaks three languages. Before joining Doctors in Distress, Susannah worked for a high-profile Member of Parliament which gave her a passion for campaigning and helping others.
Eilean Crombie

Communications Lead

Eilean Crombie

Eilean joined the team in March 2021 to help support the growth of Doctors in Distress, enhancing digital communications and supporting the rest of the team. She comes from a creative background in arts and digital marketing and has experience in the commercial aviation and hospitality industries. Eilean has a keen interest in mental health support work.
Bertie Aspinall

strategy & partnership adviser

Bertie Aspinall

Bertie has prior experience as a consultant and in partnership management with Virgin Atlantic.

He has led the partnership with The Health Workers Foundation, building a significant network within the medical charity space.

Tyah Pinnock

Communications Adviser

Tyah Pinnock

Tyah is the communications lead volunteer for Doctors in Distress; she joined the team in April 2020. She assists with our website, social media and leads on the engagement and communications delivery of the charity.