Here you will find information about our Board of Directors and our yearly annual report.
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Below are the annual reports of Mind Monmouthshire Ltd. Here you will find what we have done each year and what we are setting out to achieve in coming years.
Our Board is made up of 5 Directors. The directors are responsible for the overall governance and control of the organisation and in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer sets the strategy for the organisation.
Below you will find the names of our directors along with a brief description of their experiences and reasons for being on the Board of Mind Monmouthshire.
John Matthews – Chair
I am a retired lecturer and college head, married to Angharad with two daughters and a teenage granddaughter. I have been a continuous member of Mind Monmouthshire Board of Directors since 2004 and currently its Chair.
I have a broad and varied range of interests, having been ( in more youthful days) competitive in numerous sports ,and am passionate about the Arts in all forms. I have a particular love of music (studied piano), and literature, especially poetry, and love all creatures, great and small.
My favourite lunch is feta stuffed olives with a crusty baguette and goat cheese, washed down with a full bodied red.
During my tenure, I have seen Mind Monmouthshire develop into a professional and effective organisation, and have experienced ,first hand, the valuable help and support Mind Monmouthshire offers to vulnerable members of the local county
I am pleased to continue my support to further the work of Mind Monmouthshire.
Ann Jones – Vice Chair
I've worked, for over 38 years, as a librarian in local public library services and am currently Immediate Past Chair of the Society of Chief Librarians (Wales) and a new member of the Executive Committee for the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (Wales). I've got a passion for sharing information and for reading especially when the latter shows benefits for people's health & well-being. I've recently started a weekly reading group in a local residential care home. I became a member of the Mind Monmouthshire Board of Trustees early in 2015 and am totally signed up to working to help local individuals and communities to receive services that they need.
I live with my husband and we have one recently married son & daughter-in-law. I enjoy eating, drinking, gardening, walking and trying to keep fit!
Karen’s 25 year career in human resources has included periods within health, the police and local government, and is currently a HR Manager with Monmouthshire Housing Association. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and achieved a MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management in 2000. Karen has a particular interest in mental health and has set up a number of MH initiatives within her workplace. She is keen to ‘Make a Difference’ for anyone living with a mental health problem in Monmouthshire.
I have been involved with Mind Monmouthshire for over three years. My involvement started as a result of my own mental illness and subsequent medical retirement. I was under the care of a psychiatrist for a protracted time as an out patient. As a result of my experience and that of a family member I am very aware of the fragility of mental health. I am happy to serve MM so long as I am of use.
I am a retired Social Work Manager, having mainly worked within Children's Services both in Wales and London. I've worked in a Community Drug Team and Women's Aid. I was also a police officer for 8 years. I have previously held a trustee position with a national children's rights charity. I am particularly interested in the wellbeing of young people and women in our society and their mental health. I am married with 3 daughters, a deerhound, a cat and my beloved 10 chickens.