Carla joined Allergy UK in May, 2015 with ten years senior executive experience leading complex services in the third and public sectors. For four years Carla had been managing a charity which provided specialist palliative hospice care at Pilgrims Hospices. This role involved working collaboratively with charity Trustees, clinicians and partner health and social care organisations. Before that she was involved in leading the management of community development and social and physical regeneration in the socially deprived areas of East Kent for Thanet District Council.
During her career Carla has chaired multi-partnership boards and worked closely with local communities, central government, and national and local partners across the public, private and third sector to achieve shared objectives.
Carla’s earlier academic career included research and lecturing at Canterbury Christ Church University on topics associated with early years development, the psycho-social aspects of health and the evaluation of the impact of the government Sure Start initiatives.
Carla is leading the strategic growth of Allergy UK, the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million people in the UK affected by allergic disease, and their families. She represents Allergy UK at influential organisations in the field of allergy both in the UK and across Europe, including the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Association (EFA) and the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI).