Jenny Paton

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jenny works in the cultural and charity sectors in a strategic capacity and currently works for Mencap as their strategic programmes manager.

Her previous role for the Wellcome Trust – a global charity dedicated to improving health – had a remit to improve diversity and inclusivity with respect to its funding of public engagement with health research. Jenny’s previous experience spans 10-plus years in the arts and cultural sectors in a range of roles from PR to theatre producing. From 2011-2014, Jenny was Executive Director and joint Chief Executive of Camden People’s Theatre, a socially engaged theatre supporting up-and-coming artists.

Jenny continues to support a number of small arts organisations on an informal basis. Jenny has experience of mental health problems through her family and wider community and is passionate about a holistic approach to its prevention and management, including better understanding of its social contexts.

Jenny has an MA in philosophy and politics, and a postgraduate certificate in psychology.