Rosie Tressler OBE
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 empowers 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. 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 is excited to be joining the Foundation as a trustee after taking part in the Foundation's Development Committee over the last few years. 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 a feminist book, play or film.