Our people, Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team
Over 50% of our staff, volunteers and trustees have their own lived experience of mental health, helping them better understand the needs of those we’re here to support. Their experiences bring our work to life and make our services and support stand-out.
Board of Trustees
Meet our Board of Trustees. They all come from different backgrounds and the thing they have in common is a passion for the work we do. In common with most charities, our trustees are volunteers. They are passionate about enabling everyone to have positive mental health and wellbeing and voluntarily give their time and expertise to support, and fight for better mental health within the community.
Sue has helped secure mergers of Wandsworth, Westminster and Brent- making us one of the biggest London Minds. Through this challenge and that of Covid-19, she has provided leadership and strategic support and direction to an outstanding group of Trustees and a new and vibrant Senior Management Team. This enables our Charity to continue to grow, work well with other Minds with similar objectives and consolidate our offer around Children and Young People and Adult Services.
Jonathan has been Treasurer to Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind since 2017. In his past he was an investment analyst and head of equity research in the City. More recently he worked for the Royal College of General Practitioners as a Senior Strategist.
Rosie has 15 years supporting change makers and innovators, plus growing a successful charity from start up to a team of 50 with over 50,000 volunteers. A coach, trainer and consultant she works with leaders and teams to get clear on their purpose, develop happy healthy teams, and get the really big stuff done. She has also worked at Nesta developing innovative approaches to society’s most pressing needs.
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.
Darren’s own mental health journey lead him to Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster, where he is a very much valued Volunteer heavily involved in our work, representing the organisation at events, and sharing his support with others.
Tom is a clinician working within the Borough of Brent and was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of Mind in Brent.
Gavin comes from a medical background is in Biochemistry and Biophysics and he is in fact 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.
James has huge experience in the commercial sector having worked in both commercial agencies and for clients. He is currently a member of the executive of a global technology and software company. He specialises in Corporate Affairs, Business Strategy, Communications and Marketing.
Senior Management Team
Get to know our CEO, Simon Thompson, and his Executive Leadership Team. They are responsible for running the charity day-to-day, delivering strategic change and ensuring maximum benefit for those we are here to serve.
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 in Spring 2019.
Director of Finance & Resources
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.
Director of People and Organisational Development
Harriet joined Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster in November 2018. She is a Chartered 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 .
Dr David Spalter
David joined Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster in 2015 to deliver clinical oversight, support and training for our Talking Therapies division and was subsequently appointed to as the organisational clinical lead. He is a Chartered Integrative Counselling Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist.
Director of Adult Services
David Evers is a Chartered Manager and Leader with over 10 years management experience within the voluntary sector overseeing a range of mental health services. David has extensive knowledge and skills around operations, service delivery, mobilisation, and implementation, as well as governance, quality, and compliance. David is particularly passionate about parity of esteem, preventative, and early intervention of services. He is responsible for all working age adult services across our three boroughs.
Director of Children and Young People Services
Nada joined Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster in 2016 as a Service Manager for the Community Programmes and moved to Children and Young People services in 2019 to lead on development of Mental Health Support Teams. Before that, Nada has worked in third sector organisations, mainly in children’s services, such as Home-Start, Kids, The Westminster Society and Family Lives. Nada has developed and led several different services across Westminster primarily providing support for vulnerable children and families. Her extensive experience includes close collaboration and partnerships with other organisations in the sector, user groups, social services, and local authorities.