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Mental Health Concern

Our Board

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Ann Robinson

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.

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Revd Christine Brown

Christine spent over 30 years in NHS management, ranging across community, acute mental health and learning disability services, and from operational management to strategic planning. Her last NHS post was as director of strategy and commissioning for a PCT. She has contributed to organisational and leadership development in a number of organisations within and beyond the NHS. Christine is an Anglican priest, until 2014 she was a chaplain to St Oswald’s Hospice, and she remains involved in Northumbria Industrial Mission, and in her local parish and wider Church development projects.

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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.

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Rosemary Granger

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.

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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.

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Zena Jones

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.

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Dave Smith

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.

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Richard McEvoy

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.

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