Richmond Borough Mind


Baljeet Ruprah-Shah

Baljeet is Chair of RB Mind. She has been a leader within the NHS and health sector for 25 years, most recently as Chief Executive of Ealing Mental Health & Wellbeing – Smoking Cessation. She has redesigned, modernised and developed services and has always considered working with local communities and diversity to be at the heart of any quality service. Baljeet now offers consultancy into the health sector and uses her wide ranging experience to bring about positive change for patients in areas as wide ranging from business development to co-designing services and is an editor for the London Primary Care Journal. She is passionate about ensuring quality mental health services are provided and that users and carers are at the centre of any service. Baljeet is also a Committee member for the Indian Workers Association, a voluntary organisation established in 1955.

Russell Goodenough 

Russell is Vice Chair of RB Mind. He works as a Client Managing Director for Fujitsu, responsible for business in the Transport Sector. Fujitsu is a global IT provider with a strong ethos of corporate social responsibility. Russell has a specific personal interest in reducing stigma associated with mental health conditions in the workplace. Russell has a background in engineering and project management and a MEng from Loughborough University.

PJ Greeves 

Peter-John (PJ) Greeves was Chair of RB Mind for six years. PJ has a long history of working in the voluntary sector, where he is currently acting as a trustee for two separate organisations in the borough. He has also served many roles in the private sector within global companies including Colgate, Lillywhites and Price Waterhouse. PJ has been a user of RB Mind's services and is an avid spokesperson on stigma associated with mental health.

David Hoppe

David Hoppe works as a director for the healthcare sector regulator Monitor. Prior to his ten years in the NHS he worked as an accountant or consultant in a number of large private sector organisations. He is a Chartered Accountant and has lived with his family in Richmond Borough for over 20 years.

Edward Lowe

Edward currently works for Capita producing large-scale events based on public policy. These have included conferences examining the current state of mental health services in the criminal justice system and raising the awareness of the impact of housing and social isolation on an individual’s mental wellbeing. He has a specific interest in raising the profile of mental health. Prior to his current role Edward worked as a public affairs consultant and for a local MP. He has also volunteered with numerous charities in a fundraising and campaigns capacity. 

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson started her career as a NHS Graduate Management Trainee and has held a variety of healthcare leadership roles in both the NHS and voluntary sector. She was previously a volunteer coordinator and member of Time to Change's Community Engagement Advisory Panel from 2011-2015, and a trustee of Wandsworth Women's Institute. She currently works in primary care transformation for the NHS in North West London. 

Joe Hill

Joe is a civil servant, having been recruited through the Fast Stream straight from university. He has worked for a number of deparments, including the Home Office, the Department of Work and Pensions and most recently the Ministry of Justice.

Richard Hurst 

Richard has had an eclectic career as a director of companies in a variety of fields. He has also served as a Trustee of several charities, including ten years with RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He enjoys working as a volunteer with several local arts organisations. He has a personal interest in mental health issues, particularly in opening them up for discussion and greater understanding.

Tamsin Priddle 

Tamsin is a lawyer specialising in charity law and has extensive experience advising charities and their boards on a range of areas, including governance, mergers, contracts, fundraising, intellectual property and other commercial matters. She has worked and volunteered with a wide range of charities, including several focusing on mental health. She worked for many years in the charity team at the law firm Russell-Cooke, and before that trained and worked as a corporate lawyer in the City. She is temporarily not practising as a lawyer while looking after her young family.

Matthew Steans

Matthew joins us from the shores of New Zealand. He has a background in corporate treasury, both here and in Australasia, working with organisations such as the Charities Aid Foundation. He has a passion for entrepreneurship having been involved with the founding of a sport tech company. This passion extends to Health Tech and increasing efficiencies in Mental Health.

Nick James

Nick is European Marketing Controller for Tate and Lyle Sugars. He has a background in corporate and commercial roles across food manufacturing and retailing, working with listed multinationals and entrepreneurial start-ups. He also has an MBA from Cranfield University.

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