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Our Trustee’s

Mind in Haringey is governed by a board of volunteer trustees who all bring extensive knowledge and experience to the organisation. Our trustees ensure that we are working within our mission and values at all times and that the targets we set strive to achieve our vision.

David Pascall - Chairman

David Pascall

Mind in Haringey welcomed David as our new Chairman to the board of Trustees on September 1st 2015. Formerly MD of an international private equity firm, David previously worked for 26 years at BP in a range of senior positions and then for two years at the No.10 Policy Unit advising Margaret Thatcher.

He is married with three grown up children and has lived in Highgate for over 30 years. He was made a CBE in 1993 for his services to education.

David has personal experience of mental health problems and following a successful career wanted to give something back.

Marcus Yorke - Acting Vice Chair

Marcus joined Mind in Haringey in the summer of 2013. He has a background as a stills photographer and worked in a television post-production house. In 2009 he decided to switch careers, hoping to work more closely with people in need. He spent four years in frontline mental health services, helping people leaving hospital or with those in crisis in the community, supporting them in their recovery. In September 2012, he began an accelerated masters programme in Occupational Therapy so he could acquire new skills and approaches for working with vulnerable people.

Marcus is passionate about issues surrounding mental health, having seen the way it impacts people’s lives and those around them and as a trustee he hopes to continue the work of Mind in Haringey in encouraging people to engage in an open dialogue about mental health.

Rachel Nugent - Executive Committee Member

Andrew Kaye - Executive Committee Member

Andrew joined Mind in 2014. He has worked as a communications professional in central government for the past decade, most recently as a speechwriter. Previously, Andrew was a university lecturer specialising in African American history and race relations.

As a Haringey resident with a personal interest in mental health, Andrew became a trustee to learn more about mental health issues locally and about the challenges facing smaller charities. He is especially keen to help confront the stigmas attached to mental health and to promote Mind in Haringey's innovative services. He is governor of a primary school in central London. When permitted, Andrew loves cycling and most things American.

David Mosse - Executive Committee Member

Having had personal experience of bereavement by suicide David is a core member of the Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities and is passionate about suicide prevention and challenging mental health stigma. Resident in Haringey, David joined the board in 2015 and is keen to learn from the experiences of service users, volunteers, staff and trustees at Mind in Haringey.

David has a background working on community based approaches to poverty reduction and human development internationally. He is a university professor and head of Anthropology at SOAS University of London as well as a trustee of the Village Service Trust, a development NGO working in the rural south India. His interests include cycling, countryside walks, music, dogs, reading and India.

Amiera Sawas - Executive Committee Member

Amiera became a trustee of Mind in Haringey in October 2014. Currently at King's College London, she is an academic who specialises in issues of international development and the environment. Her core focus is on vulnerable populations and how systematic poverty and inequality often prevents development for these groups. Her previous experience was in strategic communications and corporate responsibility with the private sector, think tanks and NGOs. 

Amiera's life has been affected by mental health issues in many ways, through family, friends and work. While the UK may be a very developed country, she believes that on the issue of mental health it has a long way to go, first in addressing the stigmas associated with it, and second in terms of funding appropriate services. She felt encouraged and excited by the work of Mind in Haringey, which inspired her to apply to be a trustee. She is hoping to learn more about the challenges faced by mental health service users, service providers, and local charities more broadly.