Our Trustees

As a charity, we have a Board of Trustees who oversee the running of the charity and ensure that we deliver on our strategic goals.

Peter Gruen

Chair

Peter has a long-standing interest in Health and Social Care issues. He has previously been a Leeds City Councillor and chaired the Health Scrutiny Board.

Alongside being involved in Third Sector charities, Peter and his wife Caroline enjoy travelling, walking and days out and about.

Peter Gruen

Chair

​Peter joined the Trustees around a year ago and has a long-standing interest in Health and Social Care issues. He has previously been a Leeds City Councillor and chaired the Health Scrutiny Board.

Alongside being involved in Third Sector charities, Peter and his wife Caroline enjoy travelling, walking and days out and about.

John Wallace

Trustee

John Wallace joined Clarion Housing Group as the Director of Procurement in May 2021, having previously worked as Procurement Director for the Metropolitan Thames Valley housing association.

John began his career as a laboratory assistant before becoming a qualified Master Brewer. Having spent 10 years in brewing production, John moved onto various procurement roles in the industry prior to spending 2 years in the food industry working for one of the country’s leading chilled food producers. In 2006 he joined the NHS, being involved in the growth and development of two regional procurement organisations before joining Anchor in the role of Head of Procurement and Purchasing.

John holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, and is also a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management.

David Evans

Trustee

David is an experienced trustee and volunteer, concentrating his focus on the mental health arena. His passion is to support those struggling with the challenges of life and unable to maintain good mental health in difficult times.

He has extensive practical and theoretical experience in business development, business strategy and organisational development. His early career was as an international consumer-goods marketer in global businesses. He subsequently went on to hold senior leadership positions in the leisure industry. He has extensive consulting and coaching experience, gained over many years and across several industries. He continues to work with people in leadership roles on their personal development.

David Evans

Trustee

David is an experienced trustee and volunteer, concentrating his focus on the mental health arena. His passion is to support those struggling with the challenges of life and unable to maintain good mental health in difficult times.

He has extensive practical and theoretical experience in business development, business strategy and organisational development. His early career was as an international consumer-goods marketer in global businesses. He subsequently went on to hold senior leadership positions in the leisure industry. He has extensive consulting and coaching experience, gained over many years and across several industries. He continues to work with people in leadership roles on their personal development.

Warren Shermer

Treasurer

Warren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial, business planning and managerial experience. Once leaving practice, he transitioned into industry enjoying a wide range of roles from plc Director to business owner. 

Warren joined Mind in Harrogate in 2018, complimenting his part time role in supporting owners of SME’s in their growth journey.

Rebecca Morley

Rebecca Morley

Trustee

Rebecca has volunteered in mental health in varying capacities, supporting young people as well as facilitating peer support groups. Her work is informed by her own lived experience of mental health struggles.

Since graduating with a degree in Philosophy and Religion, she is excited to begin a career in the mental health field.

Outside of work she is a keen crafter, enjoying all things stitched, sketched and painted.

Rebecca Morley

Trustee

Rebecca has volunteered in mental health in varying capacities, supporting young people as well as facilitating peer support groups. Her work is informed by her own lived experience of mental health struggles.

Since graduating with a degree in Philosophy and Religion, she is excited to begin a career in the mental health field.

Outside of work she is a keen crafter, enjoying all things stitched, sketched and painted.

Rebecca Morley

Chris Taylor

Trustee

Chris is a retired Primary School headteacher still keen to support the mental wellbeing of young people. He has previous experience as a trustee for a charity for young people at risk of homelessness.
 
Chris lives in Ripon where he enjoys conservation volunteering, walking and fishing in the wonderful North Yorkshire countryside.
Chris Taylor

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