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