Richard is Chair of RB Mind. 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.
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.
Philip is Treasurer of RB Mind. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been finance director of a number of companies, mostly in the high-tech sector. He has recently moved to the charity sector and spent two years as Treasurer of StreetInvest, a local Richmond charity, before joining RB Mind. He is passionate about improving mental health and is currently also studying for a BSc in psychology and counselling at the Open University.
Edward is a Public Affairs and Communications professional with experience working in the public, private and third sector. He currently works for a London-based housing charity which supports individuals and families who are, or are at risk of, becoming homeless. Prior to his current role Edward worked in the private sector, developing large scale conferences around topics including mental health services in the UK. Edward has also worked as a public affairs consultant and for a local MP. He has a specific interest in increasing people’s understanding of mental health conditions and of raising the profile of mental health.
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.
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.