About us

Our mission is to make life better for people affected by brain injury in north London. 

We have a clear vision of a community where survivors of brain injury have strong social support networks and live positive, empowered and healthy lives in a community that is aware of and understands brain injury and it’s impacts.

Meet the team

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Julie Bridgewater

Julie is the Vice Chair to the group and herself a survivor of a brain injury, following a road traffic accident in 1988. Julie has been involved with Headway for many years and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Headway, in December 2004, during Headways Silver Jubilee year. The award was in recognition of her achievements and commitment to Headway North London. Click here to read Julie's story.

Charlie Head

Charlie is an investment manager at Rathbones, providing specialist investment advice for recipients of personal injury awards and their legal representatives to ensure they are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life without compromising their financial security. Charlie joined the Board in June 2020 and is already providing both practical help and a positive, encouraging approach .

Sarayna Bilboa

Sarayna is a public sector accountant working as Finance Officer at an international organisation which promotes peaceful settlement of disputes. Sarayna has been volunteering with Headway North London since 2009 and provides invaluable support with the charity's banking, accounting and reporting responsibilities, ensuring bills are paid and our statutory submissions are made on time.

Ed Copeland

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Sam Waters

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Colin Shieff
Colin is the Chair of the group and a neurosurgeon. He has been involved with Headway for many years and has, as is evident by his role, a great deal of knowledge and professional expertise regarding the treatment of those with brain damage.

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Jill Greenfield
Jill is secretary to Headway North London. She is a solicitor and deals with claims involving injuries of the utmost severity. She is partner and head of the brain and spinal injury units within the personal injury department of Field Fisher LLP. Jill was nominated pro bono lawyer of the year and is currently campaigning for victims of terrorism.