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 joined Suffolk Mind in April 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant and the Managing Director of Becketts, a Wealth Management Company based in Bury St Edmunds. "I joined Suffolk Mind as I wanted to play a small part in improving the overall mental health in my community. Suffolk Mind are an organisation that are really committed to this objective and I am proud to be associated with the Suffolk Mind team and the fantastic work they undertake."
Tim Mutum joined the Board of Trustees in January 2016 and is the current Vice Chair. He has considerable previous experience as a charity trustee for Headway Suffolk and Crohn's and Colitis UK. Tim is also a Trustee of Abbeycroft Leisure, a not-for-profit social enterprise. "I worked in local government for 40 years before retirement, and realised I had transferable skills and expertise that could be put to good use in the voluntary sector to help people in the community. That is hugely satisfying and rewarding, but I have also learnt a lot and forged new friendships too which is an added bonus!"
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 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.
Andrew joined Suffolk Mind in March 2020 as a trustee and member of the Finance Committee. Andrew is the Managing Partner/CEO at Gotelee Solicitors and 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. Working as a trustee has allowed Andrew to gain a fuller understanding of the services provided by Suffolk Mind and the positive impact these services have on the wider Suffolk community. Andrew is also a keen fundraiser for Suffolk Mind.
Katerina is a self-motivated and disciplined manager at an engineering business based in Ipswich. Her role is to develop goals and objectives for growth and prosperity; identify opportunities and drive product vision, strategies and roadmaps and to implement business plans and strategies. Katerina is also a published author and is passionate about mental health. “I look forward to contributing and transfering my skills and expertise to a cause that I am passionate about. Becoming a trustee is a rewarding way to help people in the local community."
Karen is a registered Dietitian specialising in public health. Karen has 25 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian in the NHS and for the last 10 years have been working as Lead Dietitian for a NHS commissioned healthy lifestyle service. “I’m passionate about supporting people to make small sustainable changes in behaviour to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing. My role as trustee enables me to use my skills and experience in public health to support, in a small way, the team at Suffolk Mind with the brilliant work they do.”
Greer is the Director of Student Services, Safeguarding & Support at Suffolk New College. As the College’s DSL, senior mental health lead and strategic careers lead, Greer is passionate about making a difference to the lives and futures of children, young people and vulnerable adults. A keen advocate for service improvement, listening to the lived experiences of children, young people and their families, Greer brings this commitment with her and looks forward to the contribution she can make as a Trustee of Suffolk Mind.
Chloe Ludkin (Shadow Trustee)
Chloe has spent over 5 years at Treatt plc, now working as the Executive PA to the Group CEO. Passionate about mental health in the workplace, Chloe works on the companies’ Wellbeing Team, creating an environment where colleagues feel supported and can thrive. She is also responsible for managing and coordinating all of Treatt UK’s community and charity partnerships, supporting her desire to make a difference to others across Suffolk. Chloe volunteers her time as an Enterprise Advisor to help secondary school students feel supported both mentally and physically in their transition from education to the working world.