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Suffolk Mind has a formal constitution and is governed by an unpaid Board of Trustees with day to day management delegated to a CEO. The trustees are responsible for the governance of the organisation, the delivery of safe and high quality services, and keeping financial accounts and safeguarding the assets of the charity.

Ian White

Ian White joined Suffolk Mind in April 2016 as a member of the Board and the Finance, Audit and Performance Sub-Committee. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and the Managing Director of Becketts, a Wealth Management Company based in Bury St Edmunds. Prior to this, Ian worked for many years in the healthcare sector, specifically in companies focussed on delivering support in the Mental Health sector. Ian is the Chair of the board of trustees.

Tim Mutum

Tim Mutum joined the Board in January 2016. Tim has considerable previous experience as a charity trustee for Headway Suffolk and Crohn's and Colitis UK. Tim's current positions include Chairman of South Suffolk Leisure, Trustee of Abbeycroft Leisure and Chairman of the Grants Panel for Crohn's and Colitis UK. Until 2012 Tim worked in Local Government for 40 years. Tim is Vice Chair of the Board of trustees.

Dr Emma Brierly

Emma joined Suffolk Mind in 2014. Emma is a local GP with over 20 years experience in the NHS. Emma has had a broad based experience of primary care in the inner city settings of Ipswich and Brighton. She now works in Kesgrave. Emma is particularly interested in Women’s health, Care of the Elderly and Psychiatry.

Colin Hopkins

Colin Hopkins is now retired and a volunteer at Quay Place. Colin began his career with the RAF, spent 24 years with BT and most recently worked in the private sector. He has experience in strategy, business planning and finance.

Leanne Thorndyke

Leanne has worked at a senior level for national and local charities and is currently Head of Marketing and Communications at Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. Leanne is passionate about mental health in the workplace and feels strongly about having service users and beneficiaries at the heart of what we do.

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