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Trustees

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.

Alan Hanson

Alan Hanson has expertise in general management with a marketing, financial and contractual law background, having been MD of three transport companies. Alan is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Professional Administrators and chairs the people and pay sub-committee and is also the Treasurer. Alan is Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee.

Nigel Suckling

Nigel has a background in commercial and operational management including, procurement & facilities and budgetary management, strategy development, project management, and change management.

Ciara Scallon

Ciara Scallon joined Suffolk Mind in 2015. Ciara brings extensive experience in business development and relationship management in the charity and professional services sectors.

Julian Tyndale-Biscoe

Julian Tyndale-Biscoe is managing director of InHealth Communications and an experienced journalist with well-established media contacts. He has over 15 years’ experience within the UK health sector and joined Suffolk Mind in 2011.

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 Thorndyke has worked at a senior level for national and local charities and is currently Head of Marketing and Communications at Bowel Cancer UK. 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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