Zillah began her training as a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and went on to work with them for 14 years. She then moved into management consultancy, and most recently joined Sparks as chief executive in April 2014. 
During her career Zillah has been involved with a number of charities and arts organisations. She has been a trustee of a cancer charity, a trustee of the Fulham Symphony Orchestra, an adviser to the Military Wives Choirs Foundation and is a school governor.


Zillah talks about how Sparks can offer a research partner programme to other children’s medical research charities.