John was previously the chair of Wandsworth & Westminster Mind and led the organisation through merger with Brent Mind. He is the Chief Executive of St Martin of Tours Housing Association and has 25 years experience of developing and managing services in mental health substance misuse, criminal justice and housing. He is a strong advocate of the Recovery Approach and Service User Involvement.
Anne’s experience spans national NHS development work and senior leadership roles across all healthcare sectors. She specialises in the provision of interim, consultancy, mentoring and coaching services to organisations and individuals in the public, voluntary and private healthcare sectors. Anne joined the previous board in 2008 and became a Vice Chair in May 2012. Her focus is on a effective board enabling the provision of high quality services to all.
Sue lives in Balham and, up until 2011, worked for Wandsworth Council developing projects that help young people back into education and into work. Before that she was a head teacher in Merton. Sue joined the previous board in October 2012 and since becoming a Vice Chair, has worked to ensure the quality of service and work environments and the delivery of high performing services.
Jonathan has worked for over 20 years as an investment analyst and as head of research in the City. He is currently working with the Royal College of General Practictioners as a senior GP Forward View strategist. As treasurer of the consolidated charity, he has used his analytical skills to contribute to the development of London Mind strategy and to further develop strategic planning for merged BWW Mind charities.
Mike was a career Social Worker in Children & Families before moving into Mental Health . He worked for many years in Westminster, first as manager of a Community Mental Health Team and later as a Mental Health Service Commissioner. Much of his work was related to mental health day services and has brought his experience around service modelling and quality to the board.
Richard is a North Westminster resident with a background in business. He has worked as a Management Consultant focusing on Marketing and Project Management since 2001 following work with British Rail as well as a number of large hospitality companies. Richard became a trustee of the previous Mind charities in 2002.
As a chartered accountant, Julian has operated at a senior level within commercial organisations and brings his financial skills to Brent Wandsworth and Westminster Mind. His aim is to ensure that the impact of financial issues on the charity are the subject of rigorous scrutiny. Julian has been a trustee of the previous Mind charities since 2003.
Maureen is a service user and volunteer of Mind services in Wandsworth. Before that she was service-user volunteer at Family Action. As a trustee of Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind she aims to bring the voice of the service-user to strategic debates and decisions.
Gavin’s professional background is in biochemistry and biophysics and he is an Oxford graduate. Gavin has been a Mind service user, trainer, mentor and volunteer and brings his valuable insight from this perspective to the Board.
Dr Gail Wingham
Dr Gail Wingham is a specialist clinical psychologist currently working in inpatient forensic services in London. She has extensive experience of working clinically with adults, adolescents and children in the community and in residential hospitals. She has a particular interest in preventative therapeutic interventions, particularly for young people.
Jessica works in HR Transformation Consulting, helping clients to attract, develop and retain employees at the best value and in line with business objectives. She has a particular interest in employee wellbeing and diversity. She is also involved with organising team corporate volunteering and fundraising for her current and previous employers. She is passionate about ensuring diversity of mental health service offerings so that everyone has access to support.
As Head of Programmes at Spice Rosie leads development and delivery in England. She works with Public, Community & Voluntary Sector partners to build strong and sustainable communities, supporting individuals and organisations to design and develop more co-productive services, and support health & wellbeing outcomes. Before joining Spice Rosie worked at Nesta developing innovative approaches to societies most pressing needs. She is a Psychology graduate, and also holds an MSc in International Development.
Dr Momotaj Islam
Momotaj is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Associate Fellow of the BPS) who has been working in the NHS for 22 years and as an external lecturer and supervisor on post-graduate courses at the University of Surrey for over 10 years. Her interests are in community development, especially around women’s issues, Asian communities, and mental health causes. She has been involved with the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network for a number of years, focusing on co-production work between the mental health trust and local communities.