Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a group of volunteers who decide upon the Leeds Mind strategy, and oversee the governance of Leeds Mind. The board meets quarterly and also has four committees which oversee specific areas of operation:

  • Finance Committee
  • Business Development Committee
  • People Development Committee
  • Quality and Performance Committee

Linda Grant

Chair

Linda is an independent consultant, facilitator and coach with more than twenty years’ experience in the field of management & people development. Linda’s expertise brings together an understanding of organisational development and individual behaviour, together with the desire to ensure strategies make a difference to organisational performance, are business focused, and are practical in their approach. Whilst not having accessed Leeds Mind services herself, Linda has personal experience of providing support to family members who have suffered mental health difficulties, and has also witnessed the issues surrounding misdiagnosis.

Paul Cunningham

Deputy Chair & Chair of Quality and Performance Committee

Paul is the manager of the Intermediate Care Ward at Seacroft Hospital, an Intermediate Care Community Team, and a Social Work Team with Leeds Community Healthcare. He has previously worked in social services. He is a qualified counsellor and has volunteered for Leeds Mind in this capacity for many years.

David Gee

Treasurer

David is a Director at YFM Equity Partners, based in Leeds. Now in his 30th year there, he invests and then helps Companies through their transformational growth. This is in a wide range of sectors from services and technology through to manufacturing and retail. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession, qualifying with Grant Thornton in Leeds. Outside work David is a keen runner and cyclist and volunteers at Wheels4fun, a local disability cycle group. At Leeds Mind he sits on the Finance Committee.

Trustees

Andy Graham

Trustee

Andy is a Senior Associate employment lawyer at Shoosmiths. Andy has assisted a large number of organisations, ranging from PLCs to small family-owned businesses, to manage work-related issues involving mental health. Andy regularly works with occupational health companies and employers to achieve positive outcomes for employees who encounter mental health issues.
Andy has delivered a number of bespoke training sessions to line managers on managing their team’s performance and absence, with a particular focus on mental health issues

Bev Harrison

Trustee

A qualified CIMA Accountant, Bev has over 20 years’ experience in business covering both Corporate and SME environments. She has led many major projects and worked as a Finance and Administration Director. Bev volunteers at Inkwell and is the lead for Friends of Inkwell.

Edward Bellamy

Trustee

Edward has a keen interest in social care information management and hopes to use this and his business knowledge to help the organisation grow.
Edward's interests include Information Governance, Information Law, Business growth and the health and care sectors.
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Sarah Moore

Trustee

Sarah Moore is the Wellbeing & Engagement Manager at Leeds Beckett University. She has previously worked in a similar role in financial services and in other corporate social responsibility roles in a range of sectors including retail and energy. At Leeds Mind, Sarah is a Trustee and sits on the People Development Committee. She also volunteers as a Befriender, making weekly telephone calls to an elderly person to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
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Toby Rake

Trustee

Toby has worked across the UK and Europe, at both Barclays and GE, in Mortgages, Loans and Credit Card businesses for much of the past two decades. Toby has many experiences and skills to bring to Leeds Mind. Toby has always had an interest in Human Psychology since studying it to degree level. Toby understands the impact that mental health problems can have on individuals wellbeing.

Rebecca Lasseko

Trustee

Rebecca is a consultant Psychiatrist working with a secure ward rehabilitation ward in Leeds. Rebecca works mainly support those people who found themselves in and out of the hospital and have fail to sustain long periods in community well and become productive in their lives. Rebecca is passionate to contribute her knowledge to Leeds Mind to help improve mental health within the community.

Luke Barrett

Trustee

Luke is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in commercial property management. Very aware of the fantastic work Leeds Mind do, Luke hopes to put his property knowledge to good use and add value to the team by helping to develop a property strategy.

Sarah Bronsdon

Trustee

Sarah is currently director of strategy at the Leeds Academic Health Partnership. It’s a small organisation, set up to foster partnership working across the health and care sector and academic institutions in Leeds. She has previously worked in the NHS at national and regional level, and in research in the UK and overseas. She joined Leeds Mind because wants to do what she can to help them make a difference for people in Leeds.