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Marilyn has been a Trustee for us for over 4 years. She has a wide range of experience in psychotherapy and has been a qualified psychotherapist since 1986. Marilyn has worked at Tolworth Hospital as an Honorary Adult Psychotherapist. She is also a qualified Social Worker and has extensive experience with families and adolescents.
Marilyn has taken on the role of Acting Chair with relish, and while this will be a temporary role, she is enjoying providing leadership and direction to the Board.
Gerard joined Mind in Kingston in 2016. He works for Credit Suisse as UK Investment Bank Head of Outsourcing and brings considerable experience in HR, marketing, management and finance to his role as treasurer and trustee. Gerard is, through family circumstances, very aware of the impact of mental health issues and is keen to use his professional experience to support Mind in Kingston. This is Gerard's first trustee role, and he looks forward to learning more about Mind in Kingston.
Gerard chairs the Finance Sub-Committee where he uses his professional skills to support the charity's financial planning.
Robyn has been involved with the voluntary sector for a considerable time. She works for a national charity supporting young people into employment as a Fundraiser, and she is also a Director and volunteer for the Surbiton Farmer's Market which is a monthly food market run by volunteers - this is how Robyn got to know about Mind in Kingston. She has extensive experience of working in the voluntary sector and has also worked for a substance misuse charity. Robyn has a good understanding some of the issues people with mental health issues face, and she is also familiar with the local community.
Robyn chairs the HR Sub-Committee where she is putting her experience of HR, Policies and Procedures and employment to good use. Robyn also sits on the Marketing & Fundraising Sub-Committee.
Kevin joined in the summer of 2017. He is currently working as a Consultant providing support to businesses with Strategy, Transformation and Organisational Development. He has previously worked for the Royal Borough of Kingston as the Capability Lead - Strategy. Kevin's extensive knowledge of Kingston Council and the borough in general, has been very useful to Mind in Kingston, as have his skills in consultancy.
Kevin is a member of the Finance Sub-Committee and the Marketing Sub-Committee.
Charles joined us at the same as Kevin and brings a wealth of experience in marketing, finance and commerce. Charles works as a Senior Consultant at AON Consulting, where he is also involved in promoting wellbeing and where he is a Mental Health Champion. He is about to complete an MSc in Workplace Health & Wellbeing and is passionate about mental health.
Charles is the chair of the Marketing & Fundraising Sub- Committee which supports the charity to raise its profile and its fundraising work.
Catherine joined the Board in November 2019 as a Trustee, bringing her extensive knowledge of HR with her. In her role as HR Director for a large company she supports employees with a range of work and health issues, including occupational health, and understands the importance of maintaining good physical and mental wellbeing.
Having had personal experience of mental health issues also means Catherine is aware of the challenges that people face, particularly stigma, and is keen to supoprt Mind in Kingston to reduce this.
Catherine is a member of the HR Sub-Committee.
Rory will join the Mind Kingston Board in January 2019. He currently works as the Head of Projects and Programmes at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Prior to joining the CAA Rory spent 7 years as a management consultant specialising in the delivery of Transformational Change initiatives. Through family experiences he has direct experience of the impact that mental health can have on individuals as well as their family and friends. This is his first Trustee position and he is excited to be bring his professional and personal experiences to support Mind in Kingston.