Our people Fawcett’s staff members are based in our office in Vauxhall, central London. We are supported by a team of volunteers and temporary staff who work from the office and remotely. Read more about us and find our contact details here. Our team Read more Sam Smethers Chief Executive Sam joined Fawcett in August 2015 as Chief Executive. Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus for over six years. Sam is no stranger to equalities and gender issues having worked for both the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. She also served as a Fawcett trustee between 2007 and 2010, was a trustee of Gingerbread for seven years and has nine years’ experience working in Parliament. Sam is passionate about equal representation, valuing and sharing care and closing the gender pay gap. She has made a big impact already and focused on creating a brilliant team, driving forward an intersectional approach to our work and devising an exciting programme to celebrate our 150th anniversary. Sam has four children so no time for much else.