The FPA trustees delegate responsibility for day-to-day leadership and management to the Chief Executive and Senior Management team.
Audrey is currently Acting Chief Executive of FPA. She has been Director of FPA in Northern Ireland since 1988.
Audrey was awarded a PhD for her research into the theory and practice of relationships and sexuality education in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. She is co-author of two Northern Ireland wide research initiatives into sexual health and wellbeing, one of which focuses on people with learning disabilities.
In 2005 Audrey was awarded the OBE for services to health in Northern Ireland.
Natika took up the new role of Director of Communications, Health and Wellbeing in April 2013.
Natika has worked for FPA since 2008, previously as the Information lead. She now heads up the Communications functions – including media, digital communications, enquiry and information services – as well as a range of Health and Wellbeing projects, which include projects for young people and for people with learning disabilities.
Natika has worked in the voluntary sector for 17 years. She started her career as a helpline volunteer at SANEline, the mental health charity, before moving into the field of infant health and bereavement. Before working at FPA, Natika spent seven years at the Stroke Association, heading up their information services. Natika has a wealth of experience in health and information provision and an academic background in psychology and psychotherapy.