Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive 2002-2013
Dr Andrew McCulloch was Chief Executive of the Foundation from 2002 to August 2013.
Jenny Edwards takes up the role of Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation from October 2013.
Before his appointment, Andrew was Director of Policy at The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health for six years, where he established a reputation as a leading authority on mental health policy. He was also a senior civil servant in the Department of Health for 16 years and was responsible for mental health and learning disability policy from 1992 to 1996.
He has spoken and published widely on mental health issues, chaired and served on a number of national advisory committees and has been a mental health adviser to a number of national and international agencies.
Andrew holds a PhD in the Psychology of Old Age from the University of Southampton and is Co-Chair of the Future Vision Coalition.
His previous experience also includes being a school governor, the non-executive Director of an NHS Trust, and the Chair of Mental Health Media, a charity dedicated to giving people with mental health problems and learning disabilities a voice.
In 2011, Andrew received the President’s Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to honour his career contribution to mental health.