Rosie Tressler OBE, Trustee

Rosie is the CEO of Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity. Student Minds develops innovative approaches to support healthy university communities, collaborates on research, and supports students, university professionals and connected communities to create change. Rosie has been working on the issue of student wellbeing for several years. She became Student Minds' Chief Executive Officer in 2015, and prior to this worked in a range of student facing organisations in roles involving campaigning, volunteer management, fundraising, and programme development.

Over the last few years, Rosie has overseen the development of the University Mental Health Charter, a  government-backed, research-led initiative which will reward universities taking preventative, whole-institution approaches to mental health. In addition, during the Covid-19 pandemic she oversaw the development of Student Space, a dedicated website for students providing a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the uncertainty of student life. She has been undertaking a Churchill Fellowship to explore preventative approaches to student mental health and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to Mental Health in Higher Education.

Rosie joined the Foundation as a trustee after taking part in the Foundation's Development Committee. She is particularly interested in bringing her experiences and interests in co-production, campaigning, health inequalities and charity governance to the Foundation, as well as her passion for developing inclusive workplace cultures. Outside of work Rosie enjoys being inspired by feminist, queer and historic books, shows and films.

Rosie Tressler