Zillah joined Rainbow Trust as Chief Executive in January 2017. Zillah’s previous charity roles include Chief Executive for Research Autism and Chief Executive at Sparks, the children’s medical research charity. Prior to the charity sector, Zillah was a successful corporate lawyer having spent 14 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Thereafter, Zillah moved into management consultancy working in mergers and acquisitions and business development.
Since joining Rainbow Trust, Zillah has increased the emphasis on business development and supporter care and, in particular, how donors and potential supporters can benefit from their relationship with the charity. She is also focusing on developing partnerships and strong working relationship with other charities (such as children’s hospices) to ensure the services provided by each of them are complementary and reduce overlap.