Bath Mind is governed by a non-executive board. Board members oversee the direction and strategy of the charity holding the senior management team to account and scrutinising their decisions. Board members serve on a voluntary basis.
To be a Chair of a Charity whose aims and mission you believe in wholeheartedly is incredibly rewarding. Our trustees add broad and diverse skills to our senior leadership team and we are incredibly lucky to have such a highly skilled and committed Board. Bath Mind is going from strength to strength and whilst we thank our trustees for their vision, we must also commend all of our staff for making our strategic goals a reality, which benefits so many people.
– Pip Galland, Bath Mind Chair of Trustees
Pip joined Bath Mind in October 2017, and is currently our Chair. By day Pip is a HR and Employment Law Solicitor and Trainer and is therefore able to draw on her legal knowledge as a trustee. Pip also works with Bath Mind to provide training to businesses to upskill their staff on how to manage and support the implications of mental health in the workplace.
Chris has been a trustee of Bath Mind since 1983 and remembers writing the accounts in a big red ledger, before the introduction of computers. His interest in mental health started even longer ago, as his mother suffered from mental illness and he realised that many families are touched by it, although it’s often misunderstood and the right help is sometimes hard to find.
Ben joined Bath Mind in 2019. He is Director of BAM Innovation, an innovation consultancy supporting start-ups, scale-ups and universities in developing new technologies. Alongside this, he is developing his own tools for the management of rheumatoid arthritis. In his spare time, he’s usually to be found lost in a book or caught up in some ill-advised fundraising challenge – he has to date been rescued by mountain rescue dogs, grown a ridiculous moustache, and run much further than he thought he could.
Luke joined Bath Mind in 2019 whilst studying at the University of Bath. At university, Luke experienced his own mental health struggles and wanted to be a part of the fantastic support that Bath Mind offer to people of all ages. Having now graduated, Luke is a Corporate Tax Trainee in Bristol and enjoys spending his spare time running, cooking and going for walks.
Emily has been a Trustee of Bath Mind since 2019. She is currently Marketing Manager at Loungers Plc, where she leads the marketing provision for the company’s Lounge Café Bar and Brightside Roadside Dining brands. Emily brings over nine years of marketing experience to the Board of Trustees, including having previously worked as Head of Marketing at the Bath BID and Marketing Manager at Visit Bath. Outside of work, Emily is currently (very slowly!) walking the Wales Coast Path, and enjoys going to drag shows. She lives in Bath with her partner, her sister, and her three bunnies, Binky, Bella and Bean.
David is a Fund Manager for FW Capital, a division of the Development Bank of Wales. Having had 38 years in Banking, David has experience in risk, business/financial analysis, business development and leadership. David currently leads on a South West debt fund which is UK Government funded. The fund is aimed at supporting business and economic growth across the South West.
David has completed a level 2 qualification in Counselling and sits on both the main board of Bath Mind plus the Finance sub-committee.
Jane has over twenty years senior leadership experience in health, social care and housing. Most of this experience has been gained working alongside people from a diverse range of organisations and professional backgrounds. After stepping down from an executive level leadership role in health and social care in 2020, Jane now works on a voluntary basis coaching leaders in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
Jane was delighted to join Bath Mind in 2020 and believes passionately in tackling all forms of inequality, addressing the stigma associated with mental ill health, and working collaboratively with experts by experience to enable all individuals to achieve their full potential and to live full, rewarding lives. Jane has personal experience of the impact of mental ill health on herself, family and friends. Jane lives in Bath and loves to walk her spaniel in the surrounding countryside. Jane also enjoys travelling to far-flung places and learning about the people and culture of other parts of the world.
Suzy joined Bath Mind as Treasurer in 2020 and is a retired Chartered Accountant. Prior to retiring she was a lecturer for many years at the University of Bristol, and during that time was very involved in the pastoral care of students and became very aware of the mental health needs of young people. Being a trustee of Bath Mind sits well with that. She has also lectured at Bath University. Suzy has been Treasurer to many charities and community associations over the years and was drawn to Bath Mind by the valued contribution that it gives to the community and is proud to be associated with such an important charity. In her spare time Suzy is normally found outdoors, often either in or on the water, very much enjoying her sailing activities in Cornwall. She also enjoys the odd game of tennis and of course spending as much time as possible with the ever growing family