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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.

John Vincent (Chair)

John has more than 20 years’ experience of working with and advising Boards of large public and private sector organisations, both as a senior UK civil servant and subsequently as a director and partner of strategy consultancy firms. Since moving back to Bingley with his family in 2007, he has been Managing Partner at April, an international human-centred strategy consulting firm. He has advised NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations throughout the UK, which led to his interest in mental health and wellbeing. In 2017, he cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Mind.

Michael Brown

Michael brown has a passion for mental health in Bradford and brings with him experience of working across the civil service and on several high-profile projects such as the government’s Global Action against Dementia before moving into the NHS where he is now a Programme Lead in Primary Care. He has worked with several Labour MPs in Yorkshire advising them on health policy.

Annie Curie

Annie has extensive experience delivering quality financial services to a diverse set of clients, ranging from charities, government agencies and biotechnology companies to large, multinational banks. She has a specific interest in leading cultural diversity initiatives, as well as a passion for supporting mental health initiatives. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the support they need for mental health and well-being.

Francesca Hill

Frankie has been a registered nurse in the NHS since qualifying in 1996 from Sheffield University. Since 2007 she has been a matron in both Community and Acute Settings. She has experience in Risk and Governance and Quality Improvement and has been driven to improve the care and experience of all patients throughout her career. Frankie has supported patients, staff and people close to her in mental health distress and with addiction. Mind has supported friends with their mental health and working with Mind in Bradford is an opportunity for her to offer support in return. Frankie is an active member of Clayton Village Women’s Institute and likes to run to manage her own stress and anxiety. She has a season ticket at Bradford City and enjoys having an allotment.

Andrew Hurst

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.

Andrew Richardson

Andrew has extensive management experience spanning several organisations including Virgin Media and the General Medical Council. Specific expertise includes project management, corporate risk analysis, operational leadership and leading teams. Andrew has had the privilege of supporting colleagues who have been effected by mental health concerns during his career and became a trustee to use his knowledge and experience to support the wider mental health community.

Louise Slater

Louise has been a trustee for a number of years at Mind in Bradford and has a background in the financial services sector locally. Having had a number of close family relatives affected by mental health conditions she is keen to utilise her skills and experience to support this sector. Her experience lies broadly in operations management, sales and distribution and process improvement with additional areas of interest being HR and organisational culture.

Chris Green

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

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