Trustees

Dominic Smulders Dominic Smulders
Chair

Dominic has worked on the river for over 30 years running his own boat businesses. He’s passionate about the river and has served on several industry committees and been chair of some. His practical experience of working on the river is invaluable and his knowledge and river contacts a big help. He’s always had rescue animals at home and became involved with the charity when he called Swan Lifeline to help with a rogue cob swan.
His vision is to make the charity environmentally sustainable and to pass his passion of the river onto the next generation.
Cindy Smulders Cindy Smulders
Trustee

Cindy has always been involved with animals, studied agriculture and has had ducks for many years, some of which were rescues. She also has rescue dogs, cats and a rescued Pygmy hedgehog. She lived by the river and is passionate about protecting its wildlife. Her professional area is public speaking, having been a global training consultant for 30 years. This strength helps us in our education programme, speaking to schools, community groups and the media.
Cindy is also the chair of trustees for FND Hope UK.
Hayley Lloyd Hayley Lloyd
Trustee

Niki Molnar MBE Niki Molnar MBE
Trustee

Niki has lived by the Thames for 30 years and became a Trustee of Swan Lifeline in 2021. After 15 years as an international marketeer, she discovered programming and has been a freelance web developer since 2001. Niki has been the Chair and President of a national women's organisation; is Treasurer of her local business committee; and is a member of Ashford & St Peters Hospital Trust.
Niki received an MBE in 2017 for services to women.
Roopa D'Almeida Roopa D'Almeida
Trustee

Rooopa has lived by the Thames for the last 14 years and loves kayaking on the river while observing the various waterfowl, in particular, the swans, as she finds them fascinating. After calling Swan Lifeline numerous times to report injuries, she applied to become a Trustee in 2022.
Roopa works in product management in technology and data. She is passionate about science, data and analytics and looks to use them for achieving the goals of the charity.
Natasha Zarach Natasha Zarach
Trustee

Much of Natasha's childhood was spent on the river as an active member of various Thames rowing clubs and Natasha remains passionate about Old Man Thames and the diverse natural ecology it supports.
With 25 years of experience as a global marketing leader in environmental and technology organizations, collaboration, problem-solving and connecting people are key strengths that Natasha brings to Swan LifeLine.