Penny Junor

Penny Junor


Best known for her royal writing and broadcasting, Penny has been writing well-respected, best-selling biographies for over 20 years and is much in demand as a commentator on royal events. She also writes and broadcasts about consumer affairs and travel, and has spent many years interviewing and profile-writing in the national press. Penny is a trustee of the charity BEAT and patron of the Cirencester Eating Disorders Association.

Penny speaks at many events but this keynote address particularly exemplifies our work.

Sara Moger


Sara began her post-graduate business career in marketing, with positions at Surrey County Cricket Club and at Extrastaff, part of the Blue Arrow group. After 11 years she converted from the commercial to the charity world, where she has remained! A senior managerial position with the Lord’s Taverners led to her creating her own consultancy – and professional introduction to a range of healthcare charities. As the partner of a GP in SE London, she was already personally committed to the broader medical world.

After consultancy roles with Baby Lifeline, Women’s Health Concern and the British Menopause Society (BMS), she was appointed Chief Executive of the BMS in 2007. In 2011 WHC became the patient arm of the BMS. To date, Sara has served seven distinguished chairmen and is an ex officio member of the BMS Medical Advisory Council. She has transformed the BMS to a business with an annual turnover of close to £1 million and 1,400 members.

Sara sits on numerous healthcare committees and works closely with NHS England, RCGP, RCOG, and FSRH. She was a lay member of the NICE Guideline for Menopause Care, 2013-2015. With the rapidly increasing national and international profile of post-reproductive health, Sara has a key role, not only with healthcare professionals in the development of responsible menopause education and management, but with politicians and throughout the media.

Patrick Shervington

Patrick Shervington MBE


Patrick was appointed chief executive of Women’s Health Concern in 2006 after 10 years in the charity sector, having previously been an Army officer. He led a reorganisation of WHC and its move from London to Marlow in 2008. Since then he has worked on a voluntary basis becoming the patient arm director when the charity merged with the British Menopause Society in July 2012. At this time he was appointed a trustee both of the BMS and of WHC as, although integrated into the BMS, WHC retains its charitable status.

John C. Stevenson

Professor John C. Stevenson, MB BS, FRCP, FESC, MFSEM

Chairman of Board of Trustees. Appointed 2001

John is a consultant physician and endocrinologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and Reader in Metabolic Medicine at Imperial College, London. He lectures at scientific meetings and congresses throughout the world, and has presented academic research in over 350 scientific publications and nine textbooks. He is a trustee and past chairman of the British Menopause Society.