Tony has many years’ experience as a Board member and Committee Chair at a £2billion turnover Big 4 professional services firm. He retired from his position as lead Vice Chairman and Global Relationship Partner for key FTSE100 accounts of KPMG in September 2021. Tony has been a strong advocate for mental health and disability throughout his career having held the role as Board Sponsor for Mental Health and Disability and also member of the government’s Disability Confident Leaders Group.
Mandy has spent over 25 years working in Change and Technology, with nearly 10 years working for global Management Consultancy firms running projects for Financial Services clients. She also has over 15 years experience running large IT Business Delivery functions for Global Banks.
Frances qualified as a barrister, started at The Bar, moved to acting as a lawyer in the public sector and then onto senior management roles. Frances has extensive knowledge of public service delivery, particularly governance and privacy. She was attracted to volunteering with The Counselling Foundation as a locally based charity which provides critical services to help with personal wellbeing. “I like the fact that it combines training and counselling services and am interested in doing what I can to help ensure those services are brought to all sections of the communities we serve.”
Wendy is a highly experienced GP with many years working in the NHS, with a specialist interest in women’s health and wellbeing. With her background in wellness coaching and mindfulness teaching, she offers an integrated approach to her clinical and coaching practice. She has great appreciation of the many challenges faced by healthcare professionals on a daily basis; the mounting workload crisis and the soaring rates of burnout, stress, and depression.
Sue has been a manager of Counselling Services, psychotherapist, trainer, external examiner and supervisor with extensive experience in the voluntary, private and statutory sectors since 1994. She has been supervising individuals, teams and groups in different settings including Higher Education, the NHS, voluntary institutions and training organisations for over 15 years.
Seán was a head of communications at a large corporation and had senior roles in transformation, marketing and PR before becoming a freelance consultant. He also writes screenplays and his first film is due to be shot this year – though he’s less hopeful about his novel being published. He talks openly about his own mental health challenges in the past and is a vigorous champion of people’s right to recovery from addiction.
Richard is a senior adviser with a London based corporate finance boutique, having previously held leadership roles during his 30 years at KPMG, where he created a support network for partners who were parents of children with mental health issues and disabilities. For the past five years Richard has been a governor of a specialist maintained secondary school all of whose students have Education, Health and Care Plans (‘EHCPs’) with Asperger’s syndrome and other needs. Richard’s trustee focus is on strategy, finance and operations.