Ann is a retired NHS director who has both clinical and managerial experience. She worked as a nurse in various specialities in mental health, before moving into management in 1989. Since taking early retirement in 2001, Ann has been involved in a number of initiatives supporting Trusts/organisations with independent reviews of service. She joined the board of Mental Health Concern in 2007 and was appointed to Chair of the Board of Concern Group in 2013.
Dr Angela Walsh
Dr Walsh is a retired consultant psychiatrist. While working in the NHS she was, for several years, Clinical Audit Lead and she continues to review psychiatric services in the UK. Within Mental Health Concern she is particularly interested in the quality of service delivery and clinical governance.
Rosemary has been a leadership coach and an independent consultant since 2010, working with the NHS and other public and third sector organisations. With 19 years’ NHS service, Rosemary has experience as both a provider and commissioner, working with health authorities and strategic health authorities at director level, with much of that in the field of mental health.
David R Arthur FCA
David, who is chair of our Finance Committee, is a former managing partner at one of the North East’s largest independent accountancy firms. His considerable charitable and not-for-profit experience over a long career, along with experience of other trusteeships and non-executive appointments, provides useful help to Mental Health Concern and its corporate governance.
Professionally qualified as a nurse, Zena has had a wide variety of experiences in clinical areas, health education, and management. Latterly, Zena has worked in patient carer and public involvement, as well as workforce development.
Dave has worked in health and social care for 23 years, predominantly in commissioning, and has also worked in national roles in the fields of learning disability and research support. Currently Dave works within sexual and reproductive health across the North East for Public Health England.
Richard's career spans over 30 years in a business and professional environment; 21 years in management roles, and the last 12 years at senior manager and local director level within the Lloyds Banking Group. Experienced in managing through three full economic cycles, he has the benefit of a broad view of a number of economic issues and sectors, coupled with the depth of view appropriate in challenging and supporting clients' strategic aims and fundraising targets.
In 2014, Fiona retired from her role as senior lecturer in mental health nursing at University of Cumbria. Since then, she has worked part-time at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and in nursing and residential care homes in the North West of England, focusing on service quality improvement projects, teaching, and developing health and social care teams. Fiona has a background in adult mental health nursing, with brief experience of learning disability nursing. She is delighted to be joining our innovative and caring organisation and she is looking forward to being part of the team.
Graham is a strategic leader, with over 20 years of experience in management and leadership roles across a range of engineering sectors. He has led teams through all stages of the business cycle, from start-up to closure, and has a strong belief in achievement through teamwork. Graham brings his ability to develop strategy and commercialise offerings, together with his experience of governance and performance management, to the board.