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Charity No. 1003061     0300 111 6000 [email protected]


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.

Vicky Southgate

Vicky joined Suffolk Mind in September 2019 as a member of the Finance Committee. She is a Chartered Accountant and is currently the Director of Finance at Link Mortgage Services, a financial services company based in Ipswich. Vicky is particularly interested in supporting aspiring team members to become qualified finance professionals. She is also passionate about improving emotional wellbeing and mental health in the workplace.

Andrew West

Andrew joined Suffolk Mind in March 2020 as a trustee and member of the Finance Committee. Andrew is an experienced employment lawyer at Gotelee Solicitors LLP, and became the firm’s Managing Partner/CEO in September 2019. Andrew is a strong advocate of the importance of mental health in the workplace and the provision of quality mental health services, education and support across Suffolk. Andrew is also a keen fundraiser for Suffolk Mind.

Kelly Sayers

Kelly currently works as an employment lawyer for Keystone Law. Prior to that she spent over 17 years working at a local law firm the majority of which as a Partner and head of one of the largest employment law teams in East Anglia. Kelly has a particular interest in the work we do to help businesses support their employees at work and the services we offer to school children.

Ciara Scallon

Ciara Scallon joined the board of Suffolk Mind in 2015. Ciara is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and runs a professional fundraising practice, The Giving Heart working in the health, heritage and arts sectors. Her work involves advising leadership teams and boards of SME charities on fundraising strategy and helping to deliver the outcomes. With a strong desire to see mental illness gain the same footing in terms of treatment and diagnosis as physical illness, Ciara is also passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness so that everyone seeks the help they need, as soon as they need it, without fear.

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