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 international development focused on poverty alleviation in Asia and Africa and has an MBA from the Open University.

In his first year as CEO, Mark has focused on developing a vibrant organisation with a new strategy, focusing on the prevention of poor mental health and working with a wide range of organisations to ensure that people across the UK can live mentally healthier lives. He also sits on the Government’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.