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Executive Management Team

Our Executive Management Team has executive responsibility to manage Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster. The Team includes:

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Simon Thompson

Interim CEO

Interim CEO of Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster, Simon Thompson is an energetic, results orientated CEO/COO with over 25 years’ experience coupled with a broad knowledge base of successful commissioning and innovative health, housing and social care services. His roots are in clinical practice as a Mental Health Nurse in the NHS and he is passionate about the service user/ customer voice, enabling true co-production. He has a proven ability to build sustainable relationships through change and delivers on his promises. He was appointed Spring 2019.

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Ruvini Ranatunga

Interim Head of Finance & IT

Ruvini has spent 20 years in the finance sector. Having joined Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster in 2004, she was appointed Interim Head of Finance in December 2019. She leads the finance team and contributes towards the charities development, advising on financial matters relating to all areas of the organisation. Outside of work, Ruvini is volunteer teacher at the London Buddhist Vihara, an active member of the Sri Lankan cultural ensemble and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter who also volunteer to help those in need in Sri Lanka.

Harriet Kyekye

Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development

Harriet joined Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster in November 2018. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has been a HR professional for over 10 years. Harriet is a highly-motivated HR Professional with experience in Operational HR, Recruitment and Employee Relations, gained in fast moving commercially focused environments. Harriet possess outstanding interpersonal skills and is contributing her expertise in charities, non-for profit and creative industries successfully in her new role.

Mark Prior

Mark Prior

Interim Head of Operations

Mark is passionate about delivering quality services to meet the needs of our beneficiaries in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster. An experienced senior manager he has worked within the Financial Services Industry and Civil Society organisations. Mark has worked with Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster since 2018 and was appointed Interim Head of Operations in December 2019. Mark and his wife have children and grandchildren in the UK and Australia. He loves spending time with them all and is also a passionate gardener.

Jackie Cumming

Jackie Cumming

Business Development Manager

Jackie is responsible for making sure there is money coming into the organisation and helping us to deliver new projects that support more people to improve their mental health. Previous to working at Mind, she worked with YMCAs, Tamasha Theatre and Tate. Jackie is passionate about mental health and empowering people to be able to make choices in their lives. When she’s not working, she spends time with her family and volunteering with a children’s charity. Originally from Scotland, she likes being out in the country and feeling the grass under her feet.

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