Our team

Find out more about the people who drive the great work done at Bliss, the premature and sick baby charity.

Bliss Chief Executive, Caroline Lee-Davey

Caroline Lee Davey

Caroline joined Bliss as Chief Executive in November 2014; she also sits on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, and is a member of the Maternal, Perinatal and Infant Independent Advisory Group. Before joining Bliss Caroline was the Director of Policy, Advice and Communications at Gingerbread, the single parent charity, where she led on policy and campaigning work as well as overseeing the delivery of multi-channel information and advice services. Caroline was previously Deputy Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns at housing charity Shelter. Caroline is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and was a trustee of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, from 2014-2020.

Caroline says: "It’s a real privilege to work at Bliss and contribute to the great work achieved by Bliss staff, volunteers and supporters over many years to improve the lives of babies born premature or sick; and I particularly value each and every opportunity I have to meet the babies, families and neonatal health professionals that we support to hear first-hand experiences of how we’ve made a difference, and what more we can do in the future."

You can follow Caroline on twitter at @carolinemdavey.

Services Director, Debbie Bezalel

Debbie joined Bliss as Information and Support Manager in March 2018 and moved into the Head of Services role in August 2018. As Head of Services she oversees our research work, the information we provide, support for parents from our volunteers as well as the training and development work with health professionals through the Bliss Baby Charter. She also represent parents' views on several NHS working groups such as the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group.

Prior to joining Bliss Debbie was Director of Community and Voluntary Services at Watford and Three Rivers Trust, Head of Information and Support Services at Target Ovarian Cancer and spent three years as a Regional Development Officer at The Lullaby Trust. She is also a Trustee of Herts Young Homeless and The Centre for Autism & ADHD Support.

Debbie says: "I’m passionate about the work that Bliss does to ensure the best outcomes for babies born premature and sick. Our support for parents and our engagement with health professionals goes a long way to making sure that we’re working together to secure the best outcomes for premature and sick babies and their families."

Finance and Operations Director, Kay D'Cruz

Kay joined Bliss in June 2019 as the Head of Finance and Operations. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with PwC in 2002.

Kay held Financial Controller roles at McDonalds UK and Carphone Warehouse UK before moving into the Charity Sector, where she held several Trustee positions for local and community organisations, in addition to working as a marker for some of the Chartered Accountancy Boards. She started at Bliss following 3 years as the Financial Controller at the Centre for ADHD and Autism Support, where she remains a Trustee.

Kay says: "I’m delighted to join Bliss as it launches it’s 3-year strategy to continue and build on the work it has carried out over the last 40 years, helping babies born premature or sick."

Fundraising Director, Richard Moody

Richard joined Bliss as Head of Fundraising in November 2020 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Institute of Data and Marketing.

Richard has been a fundraiser for over 25 years, working in both large and smaller charities including Crisis and WaterAid. Richard is also a trustee at Homestart Epsom, Ewell and Banstead, part of Homestart UK, who provide vital support to parents and their children facing difficult times.

Richard says “1 in 7 children are born needing neonatal care in the UK each year – and the numbers are rising. I am passionate that we all do everything we can to ensure the best outcomes for these children and their families. It is an absolute privilege to work with the incredible supporters of Bliss who make this happen.”