Our Board of Trustees provide strategic guidance and direction; monitoring our deliverable outcomes and providing support to our CEO.
With Julie’s steerage in her current role as Chief Executive (CEO) of CommUNITY Barnet, the organisation has grown into an award-winning national charity providing infrastructure to local communities through our members, the wider voluntary sector and social enterprises.
Julie has an established track record of commitment towards equality and diversity through her role as the Equalities Lead for Barnet Council by implementing the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Julie’s experience of charity governance, leadership qualities to work collaboratively and positively with others and ambition supports Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind in becoming one of the country’s leading inclusive mental health support charities.
Treasurer | Chair of the Resources Subcommittee
Tamara is a senior Leader in local government with over 15 years of experience. A chartered accountant with a background in Schools, Housing, Children’s Services, Commissioning, and Capital. More recently leading change and transformation programmes focussed on service improvement, digital, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
She became a trustee in Mind Ealing and Hounslow in 2018, treasurer in 2019, and was part of the working group which oversaw the merger of E&H with H&F where she transferred over to the new board.
She became a trustee in Mind Ealing and Hounslow in 2018, treasurer in 2019, and was part of the working group which oversaw the merger of E&H with H&F where she transferred over to the new board. Tamara is currently our Treasurer and the Chair of the resources subcommittee.
Trustee Safeguarding Lead | Chair of the Safeguarding, Clinical & Risk Subcommittee
Gary joined as a Trustee in July 2020 and is a member of the Safeguarding, Clinical & Risk subcommittee. Gary is an Assistant Director in Children’s Services with over 25 years experience.
Gary has led teams on schools funding, strategic planning, commissioning projects and services and more recently special educational needs leading on service improvements.
In his spare time Gary is a keen road cyclist.
Resources Subcommittee | Business Development Subcommittee
Jonathan has spent over 37 years working for a number of financial institutions. Predominantly based in London but also in Germany and Botswana, his main specialism has been financing large scale renewable and infrastructure projects around the world.
He has been in management positions for 25 of these years and additionally spent the last 10 years chairing his UK employer’s defined benefit pension scheme.
Sensing during lockdown that it was time for a change, Jonathan now focuses on advisory work and also has more time for outdoor activities and studying.
Trustee Co-Production Lead | Safeguarding, Clinical & Risk Subcommittee | Business Development Subcommittee
Ellisha has over 10 years’ experience in the youth and community sector, specifically in the early intervention and prevention space.
With a degree in psychology and experience focused on violence reduction, health, and community-based initiatives, Ellisha has a good understanding of the needs of children, young people and families.
Ellisha has used her knowledge and experience to design and implement innovative approaches to support young people and improve outcomes.
Ellisha joined HFEH Mind as a trustee in 2023 and is a member of the Safeguarding, Clinical & Risk subcommittee.
Trustee People Lead | Resources Subcommittee
Liz joined as a trustee in February 2023. A chartered accountant, former CFO and a coach she has worked as a leader in the not for profit sector delivering social and supported housing, social care and health for over 30 years.
Now focussing on non executive roles, she is keen to continue to support organisations whose values align with her own. She brings extensive non executive and governance experience having joined her first Board in 2000.
In her free time Liz enjoys watching tennis and live music.
Trustee Data Lead | Safeguarding, Clinical & Risk Subcommittee
William was a solicitor at city law firm Linklaters for 30 years until 2020, working in London, New York, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires. He advised the boards of many long term clients on their key issues, including governance, buying and selling businesses, and joint ventures with other companies. He was Linklaters’ first elected senior independent director equivalent and sat on its governance and audit committees. He enjoys mentoring and training the next generation.
He lives locally, runs not too fast in Gunnersbury and along the river, and is a member of the committee at Thames Valley Harriers athletics club in Hammersmith. He was previously on the board of a Clubhouse mental health charity in Lambeth.
William joined HFEH Mind as a trustee in 2023.
Resources Subcommittee | Business Development Subcommittee
Neel joined as a trustee in 2023 with his specialist area being in finance. Neel lives in West London and wants to develop his passion for helping people close to home who are in need and raise awareness of the importance to respect mental health.
Neel is an experienced chartered accountant and over the past 10 years has worked in aviation, transport, and merchandising. Neel’s experienced in finance and commercial roles has enabled him to develop strong business partnering, analytical and financial management skills. A passion for personal development resonates with his teams, therefore being an enabler and driving force behind his career thus far.
Currently Neel works for Geiger Limited as a Finance Director. Neels focus is on generating ideas to drive future commercial performance, growth whilst maintaining cost control, ownership of day-to-day financials all with a forward-looking mindset at the forefront.
Trustee Health & Safety Lead | Resources Subcommittee
Laura has spent almost 20 years working in commercial real estate, 18 of those have been with CBRE Investment Management. She is a Chartered Surveyor and FCA regulated. Her main specialism has been large scale redevelopment. She is passionate about cities, having lived in New York and now London, and developing places within them for people to thrive. Wellbeing, creativity, technology, adaptability and long term sustainability are at the heart of her projects.
Laura joined as a trustee in February 2023. She lives locally and wants to develop her connection with a wonderful charity that has been close to her heart.
Laura loves travel, being active and spending time with friends and family.