Mark Rowland

Chief Executive

Mark was appointed as the Mental Health Foundation's new Chief Executive in October 2018.

Prior to that, he was the Foundation's Director of Communications and Fundraising and brings a lived experience of being bereaved by suicide.  Mark has spent 15 years working in communications, fundraising and campaigning around human rights and international development with a particular focus on children’s rights and poverty alleviation. He has lived in both Asia and Africa and has an MBA from the Open University.

As CEO, Mark is focusing on building a vibrant organisation with a new strategy, focusing on the prevention in mental health and working with a wide range of organisations to ensure that people across the UK can live mentally healthier lives. He is a Non-Executive Director of Mental Health at Work, sits on the Government’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group, Vice Chair of Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund and a trustee of Partners Relief and Development. He is married with a teenage son and often found running as a vital way to manage his mental health.