About Us

About The Women’s Council and its Trustees.

About the Women's Council

The Organization


The Council has 26 participating Asian/Asian Pacific member countries, and the female Heads of Mission or the wives of Heads of Mission to the Court of St James are the Patrons of the Council.


Doris, The Lady Butterworth of Warwick


Mrs Patricia Yaxley

Trustees ex officio

Mrs Patricia Yaxley, Mrs Elizabet Yates, Mrs Gerda Pope, Mrs Bina Sagoo, Mrs Jenny Habib

Trustees, Elected

Mrs Thelma Akrawi, Mrs Anam Al-Jumaili, Mrs Ruth Whitehouse, Miss Antonia Derry, and co-opted members

Honorary Advisor to the Training Programme

Dr Frances Moore MBE, Hon. DSc

The Council’s work is supported by a Committee which comprises the Trustees, Diplomatic Patrons or their representatives (all ex officio), Mrs Lena Freeman, Dr Lamees Ibrahim,  Mrs Pat Mellor, Princess Yasmien Abbasi, Mrs Nasim Khan, Mrs Fatimah Gammage-Sa’adon, Mrs Caroline Muir, Dr Rajni Rijal and co-opted members.

A brief summary of the 2019 AGM with pictures can be viewed under ‘Recent Events’ on the ‘Events’ page.