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Wandsworth & Westminster Mind is governed by a non-executive board. Board members oversee the direction and strategy of the charity holding the senior management team to account and scrutinising their decisions. Board members serve on a voluntary basis. None of them are paid.
We are fortunate to have a strong board of governers with diverse experience and skills. We are proud to include service users on our board, as well as people with experience in mental health, social care, finance, management and a range of other disciplines.
To contact the board of trustees directly please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our board of management as of 31 December 2015 includes:
John Thompson - Chair
John has been Chair of Wandsworth and Westminster Mind since 1st April 2015. Prior to this he was the Chair of Westminster Mind for 4 years. He is the Chief Executive of St Martins, a London housing association that works with people with forensic mental health backgrounds. He is a strong advocate of the Recovery Approach and Service User Involvement.
Anne Clark - Vice Chair
Anne’s experience spans national NHS development work with the most challenged NHS trusts and senior leadership roles across healthcare sectors and within health economies.
Anne specialises in the provision of interim, consultancy, mentoring & coaching services to organisations and individuals in the public, voluntary and private healthcare sectors. She is currently a tutor at Manchester University Business Schools on the MSc in Health Care Leadership.
Anne joined Westminster Mind in 2008 and became a Vice Chair in May 2012. Her focus is to ensure that the board functions effectively to enable the provision of high quality services to all.
Sue Williamson - Vice Chair
Sue lives in Balham and worked for Wandsworth Council up to 2011 setting up schemes, including Apprenticeships, to help young people back into education and into work. Before that she was a head teacher in Merton.
She is a Vice Chair of the new Wandsworth & Westminster Mind and is working to enhance services and premises in the new organisation.
Sue was pleased to become a trustee in October 2012.
Jonathan Lawlor - Treasurer
Jonathan was Treasurer of Wandsworth Mind from February 2011 through to the merger with Westminster Mind in April 2015. He previously worked for 20 years as an investment analyst and then as a head of research in the City. As the recently appointed Treasurer of the merged charity, he has been closely involved in the launch of the new website, development of the retail strategy, and is using his analytical skills to help further develop strategic planning for Wandsworth & Westminster Mind.
Mike was a career Social Worker in Children & Families for many years in East London before moving to Mental Health where he worked at Friern and in the community. He moved to Westminster to co-manage the Abbey Road Community Mental Health Team and after some years moved to City Hall as Commissioner of Mental Health Services as part of the then joint Local Authority & Health Commissioning Team. Much of his work was related to Day Services, particularly at Westminster Mind, so he was pleased to join the board when approached.
Sasha has been involved in Education access since 2000 managing the Pembroke House school engagement project on the Aylesbury Estate. She has held a number of advisory roles in the cultural and policy sectors working as an advisor to the Home Office, The Geffrye Museum, the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Rambert Dance Company and the Architecture Foundation. After returning from Washington in 2008 Sasha joined the Department for Education to become a manager and policy advisor on the Academies Programme, taking a special lead on Primaries work. In 2014 Sasha was based in the Cabinet Office as a foreign policy advisor working on the Trade and International Development portfolios. She has recently moved to the Department for Communities and Local Government to lead strategy on local audit and accountability regimes.
Richard lives on the Queens Park Estate in Kensal Rise and has a background in business, more specifically catering. 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 in 2002.
As a chartered accountant, Julian operated at a senior level within commercial organisations and brings his financial skills to Wandsworth & Westminster Mind. He helps continue to ensure that financial issues having an impact on the charity are the subject of rigorous scrutiny.
Julian has been a trustee since 2003.
Maureen has been a service user at Wandsworth Mind for two years. Before that she has been service-user volunteer at Family Action until the service closed down. The reason for being a representative on the Wandsworth & Westminster Mind board is to bring the voice of the service-user to strategic debates and decisions.