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Meet the Trustees

Mind in Bradford is governed by a Non-Executive Board. Board members oversee the strategic direction of the charity and hold the management team to account. They serve on a voluntary basis and receive no payment for their services. We are lucky to have a strong Board of Trustees with a diverse range of skills, expertise, abilities and experience.

Ruth Chair Mind In Bradford

Ruth

Chair of Trustees

Ruth is an experienced CEO, Consultant, Coach and Board Trustee.  She has worked in the charity sector in leadership roles, frontline services management, fundraising and consultancy in national and local organisations. Through her work she sees the impact when people struggle with their mental health, on their lives and those around them.  She believes flexible, safe, tailored services delivered with care and kindness make a significant difference to peoples’ wellbeing. She volunteers with another charity visiting organisations to assess them for funding and sees fantastic projects bringing huge positive change in their local communities. With her husband and two sons their spare time is often filled with sports and outdoor activities.

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Annie Curie, Mind in Bradford

Annie

Trustee

Annie is the Sustainability Officer for a public infrastructure and asset management company. She has extensive experience in both ESG and financial services. Annie began her career as a chartered accountant, before moving roles to focus on environmental and social issues. She is passionate about improving mental health services and ensuring that everyone has access to the support they need for mental health and wellbeing.

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Andrew Hurst, Mind in Bradford

Andrew

Trustee

Andrew has lived and worked in Bradford since 1976 and is a partner in a law firm with offices in Bradford, Leeds and Huddersfield. He specialises in law relating to charities and educational institutions. Andrew is on the governing body of a local primary school and in his spare time enjoys motorcycling, Bridge, cooking and reading. He is married and has three adult children living in Cambridge, Kent and Brisbane.

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Parveen Malik, Mind in Bradford

Parveen

Trustee

Parveen is a Managing Director with Icreon, a global digital innovation partner for growth brands, helping businesses achieve exponential growth and operational efficiency. She has worked in the digital industry for more than 20 years, guiding organisations through digital journeys and working with a diverse range of brands. She can combine strategic, commercial and digital experience and is an expert in working with complex technology, project management, solution design, risk management and cross-cultural stakeholder relationships. Parveen wants to give back to her local community and our work in mental health, especially in the South Asian community, gives her the opportunity to do so. In her spare time, she likes to play cricket, walk, cycle and run. She is a Level 2 cricket coach, coaching young girls on a voluntary basis. 

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Karen

Trustee

Karen is the appointed Chief Nurse at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since August 2016, prior to this Karen has worked in Executive roles in three Hospitals and has over 15 years of experience at Board level.  An experienced nurse and service manager, she started her career as a paediatric nurse at Manchester Children’s Hospital before moving into general management and transformational work.

 Karen enjoys not just working and leading services at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust but also a wider role across the Bradford District and Craven Place.  Karen has a reputation for delivering, developing and initiating high quality services.  Karen is passionate about patient quality and the impact that well-led and motivated staff have on the care we are able to give to patients.

 She was named in the inaugural list of Health Service Journal’s LGBT leaders and takes a keen and active interest in the equality and diversity agenda. Karen is passionate about ensuring that people receive appropriate, targeted and holistic health care to enable people to be as healthy as they can be.

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Chris

Trustee

Chris is one of our longest-serving board members with extensive knowledge about our services.

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