Our Office Staff

Karla Nicolaou – Intended Parent Application Manager

Karla Nicolaou has been involved with Surrogacy UK as the Membership Secretary since 2009.  She became involved with the organisation after good friends completed their family with the help of their surrogate/friend.  “Seeing friendships and families being created makes my job rewarding each and every day”.  Karla has a long background in office administration, and helps potential members by answering questions and making the joining process as easy and straightforward as possible.

Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen – Surrogate Application Manager and Surrogate Support Coordinator

Dawn Allen joined Surrogacy UK in 2008 and has been lucky enough to help create two families by acting as their surrogate.  After volunteering for Surrogacy UK for many years, Dawn became the Administration Manager, responsible for helping and guiding surrogates through the joining process, and coordinating the surrogate support network.

Hazel Palmer

Hazel Foreman – Operations Manager

Hazel joined Surrogacy UK in 2013 with her partner, after her consultant mentioned surrogacy as an option following her cancer treatment.  In 2015 Hazel’s daughter was born with the help of Sam and her family.  “We now have our little family which would not have been possible without the love and support of Surrogacy UK”.  Hazel enjoys working with the Surrogacy UK team to bring projects and initiatives to life so that they are implemented with the view of supporting members and the organisation.


Keely Saunders – Admin Assistant

Keely Saunders is one of our newest contractors with Surrogacy UK. After closely following one of her good friends surrogacy journey, and seeing how incredibly rewarding she felt being able to help a family make their dream of becoming parents a reality, she was very keen to get involved with the organisation. She has a long background in childcare, having worked closely with families and has always loved the administration side of various roles. Keely is happy to help with any enquiries or questions you may have in the hope of making your journey as smooth and easy as possible.


Alex Pye – Media and PR Officer

Alex Pye joined Surrogacy UK in 2018 with his wife Rena; they are currently in a journey helping a couple to become parents with a baby due in May of this year. Alex has an extensive background in graphic design and web development, has built numerous accounts for clients across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and has developed relationships in many areas of the media. He has recently been appointed as the organisation’s Social Media and PR Officer and looks to apply his expertise to help promote and grow Surrogacy UK.