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


1. Mrs Jennifer Habib
2. Dr Rajni Rijal

Hon Secretary/Administrator

Ms Deepti Yadav

Trustees ex officio

Mrs Patricia Yaxley, Mrs Jenny Habib, Dr Rajni Rijal, Ms Deepti Yadav

Trustees, Elected

Mrs Thelma Akrawi, Mrs Anam Al-Jumaili, Dr Frances Moore

Trustees, Co-opted

Mrs Ruth Whitehouse, Mrs Elizabeth Yates

Assistant Treasurer

Miss Kate Taylor

Honorary Advisor to the Training Programme

Mrs Rachel Tainsh

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 Fatimah Gammage-Sa’adon, Mrs Caroline Muir (Diplomatic Liaison Officer), Mrs Anita St John Gray, Mrs Thana Saleh and co-opted members.


TWC Chairman’s Newsletter

Feb 2021: to view please click here

Please note that ADAPT’s interim report on the 2020 CII course can be viewed via the ‘Reports’ link on the ‘Courses’ page of this website.


TWC takes its responsibilities seriously. To see a copy of the Constitution please click here