Our Trustees

Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the charity, its assets and activities.

We have a diverse board of Trustees who are leaders in their individual fields, who are appointed because of their commitment to mental health and their experience and skills which enable them to undertake the responsibilities of trusteeship of a professional and complex charity. They ensure we make the best use of the funds we receive and continue to carry out world-class research and activities, exclusively in pursuance of our charitable objectives. They play a vital role in ensuring the proper procedures and policies are in place to manage the charity’s resources effectively, provide long-term vision and protect our reputation and values.

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Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Chair of Trustees

Dinesh is currently Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

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Catherine McLoughlin CBE, Trustee

Catherine is chair of UK Rehabilitation Council and Vice-president of Age UK.

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Diane Moore, Trustee

Diane is currently a Senior Advisor for the Financial Services Authority and has occupied many senior policy and managerial roles within banking.

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Harry MacAuslan, Trustee

Harry is Vice Chairman EMEA of the international advertising agency, Leo Burnett and has  considerable experience in the field of communications.

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Kay Laurie, Trustee

Kay is currently the Deputy Director of Patient Experience for Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust.

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Douglas Blausten, Trustee

Douglas has a wide range of corporate and property experience and is Senior Partner of Cyril Leonard, a firm of Chartered Surveyors.

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Dr Stephen Beyer, Trustee

Stephen is the Deputy Director of the Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities at Cardiff University and has an extensive background in research on services for people with learning disabilities.

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Adrian Stott, Trustee

Adrian was an investment banking partner at Cazenove, and has worked on helping to reduce mental health suffering with a wide range of NGOs, think tanks and researchers. He is particularly interested in mental illness prevention.

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Paul R Hodgkinson CBE, Trustee

Paul Hodgkinson has been Chairman & Chief Executive of Simons Group Ltd., a privately owned construction, development and consultancy company, since 1986.

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Professor David Kingdon, Trustee

David is Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Adult Psychiatrist for the Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Keith Leslie, Trustee

Keith is a partner at Deloitte LLP, Chairman of BuildAfrica, a non-executive Director of The Tablet Publishing Company and a Fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust.

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Aniekan Umoren, Trustee

Aniekan is a Group Director at Metropolitan Housing Partnership and a Barrister.

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James O'Leary, Trustee

James was Head of Faculty and Senior Tutor at a large sixth form centre until 2007. He now works as a consultant, writer and trainer for the major public examination boards