Bob Greig

Bob founded OnlyDads in 2007 having recognised that there was a lack of quality on-line information and support for dads raising children on their own.

Bob is an honours graduate from King's College, London and prior to founding OnlyDads worked as a senior property manager for the Church of England. He now lives just outside Totnes with his two teenage daughters.

Rebecca Giraud

Rebecca joined Bob in 2009 in response to the number of mums contacting OnlyDads.

Rebecca has an MA from Exeter University and has years of experience working in social development both in the UK and overseas. She currently lives on Dartmoor in Devon with her partner and two children.

Advisory Board

Jolyon Maugham - Chairman

Jolyon is a graduate of the University of Durham (LLB: European Legal Studies, First Class) and Birkbeck College, London (MA: Modern Literature, Distinction) and a Queen Mother's Scholar (Middle Temple). He is a barrister, a member of the Bar Council, and a member of the Bar Council's Equality and Diversity Committee. He is a former Chair of the Fatherhood Institute and Gingerbread.  He is married with three young children.

Joelle Bradly

"After having my son at 17 and becoming a single mum at 19, I decided to research the transitions made by other young parents for my MSc dissertation and soon discovered all these incredible journeys that young mothers had taken, with little support, making me question the assumed and often accepted negativity and judgements towards young parents and the lack of real opportunities for their realities to be represented  - Everyone seemed to be speaking for them but their voices were rarely heard.

In 2009 I set up a website about young motherhood and I quickly found other young mums across the UK (or they found me!) who felt the same, and soon a network of young mums began to grow on social media. Recent opportunities for this group to get their voices heard have included features on BBC Radio 4's Generations Apart, BBC Radio 1's Sixteen Plus, appearing on the panel on BBC Newsnight, contributing to Tommy's Young Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, and working with Brook Charity on the cross-party inquiry into unplanned pregnancies. I began writing an online column for The Telegraph about the representation of young mums and in 2013 I was shortlisted as a finalist for Sexual Health Media Campaign of the Year in the UK Sexual Health Awards. 

You can find Joelle's blog Prymface here and you can follow her on Twitter @prymface. 

Rosie Shelley

Rosie Shelley is a qualified marketer, experienced writer and blogger and works at Google as the Google+ Community Manager for the UK parenting sector.

Self-confessed social media addict, Rosie has a background in retail management and now specialises in digital media and branding. Rosie has offered social media consultancy services to a number of leading UK brands.Rosie has been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and has written for Open Mind magazine, Britvic's parenting website Ready for Ten, P&G's website Super Savvy Me, and Tesco Magazine online. Rosie has been an official blogger for the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards for the last two years.

Rosie joined the Google team in October 2012 and divides her time between her office in London and her home in Nottinghamshire where she lives with her daughter. Rosie blogs at Rosie Scribble and can also be found on Twitter and Google +

Julia Thackray

Julia Thackray is a family mediator and trainer in family law in London. She spent 18 years as a solicitor, dealing with all aspects of family cases, many resulting from divorce and separation. She specialised in complex children law cases, including those involving international cross border movement of children, same-sex parenting issues and difficult parental disputes relating to all aspects of children's care. Her work also involved dealing with the financial consequences of divorce across a wide range of families, from those entitled to legal aid to those with significant and complex assets.

She now works with a training company delivering and directing family law training for lawyers. She also works with couples and former couples in mediation to help them find constructive solutions to their family issues without having to go to court. She supports the work of Only Mums and Only Dads by being a member of the advisory board.


Spencer Bruford - @ADadCalledSpen

Not a journalist or writer just a father to two amazing children. They say good things come in small packages and my children are proof that this is true. They are my world and I will strive, in everything I do, to make them proud of me.

After a career in IT I became a stay at home dad, something I did for 3 years and easily the best job I've ever had. My marriage ended and so did that job, but the times we shared, watching my children grow up and thrive, were the most amazing moments of my life. I count myself fortunate to have spent that time with them. Not everyone is so lucky.

I blog about life, parenting, divorce and mental health issues. I'm an Editor for Britmums and I recently won an award for my blog. Dunno how, I'm still waiting for them to come and collect it and tell me there's been some terrible mistake.

I tweet as @ADadCalledSpen and I'm honoured to support OnlyDads and OnlyMums in any way I can.

Marianne Miles

Marianne is a Communications and Public relations consultant ( She has an BA in Marketing communications and  a background in Music PR previously working for Warner Music and Universal Music Group International.  She now runs her own boutique PR agency specialising in Entertainment, Beauty and Consumer Lifestyle brands. She is a social media fanatic and and a writer, she has written a trilogy of  relationship books which she plans to release one day!  Marianne is a single mother of 2 boys. She tweets as @MeritPR. 

Camiila Khawaja

Camilla represents the educational aspect of our Team, her role will be to create awareness of topical issues within family law, to provide guidance and information to litigants in person and those with representation who seek an understanding and appreciation of how the system itself works. Camilla will also work with our media team such that she is able to educate the public on a wide scale and bring awareness of the FLP service to those whom need it the most.

Camilla was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998, after graduating with a Masters degree in International and Comparative Law. She began lecturing law in 1999 and continues to do so as a Visiting Lecturer In Law. She is also the Founder of The Women's Lawyer, a legal consultancy service which supports women whom would otherwise have the assistance of legal aid. Camilla lives near Watford with her two sons. @TheWomensLawyer


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