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Board of Trustees

Cornwall Mind’s Board of Trustees is responsible for our governance and strategic direction.

An introduction to our Board of Trustees

Cornwall Mind’s Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing all of the work we do as a charity. The Board is accountable for everything we do, including setting our strategic direction, scrutinising our performance and supporting and empowering our CEO. The Board is made up of individual Trustees, all of whom bring their particular skills, knowledge and expertise to ensuring that our organisation is running efficiently, effectively and to the high standards expected as a registered charity and company. We aim to have a Board that reflects our diverse communities and over half of our trustees have direct experience of mental health problems. Find out more about our current trustees’ below.

Anne Jeffery, Chair

Following a career working overseas in personal development, Anne returned home to Cornwall in 2017 and now works as a mentor within the charity sector and as an advisor with Citizens Advice.

She became Chair of Cornwall Mind in 2021 and is delighted to be working alongside a Board of enthusiastic and committed trustees who are passionate about the growth of mental health support services around the county.

Spare time is spent walking with her dog on the coast path and sailing.

Zara Mason

Zara currently works for Cornwall Council within Housing Development. Prior to that she worked in a variety of posts in both private and public sector, in particular specialising in property, housing and NHS commissioning.

Zara is a qualified counsellor and previously worked for the Samaritans.

Diana Smith

Diana has been a Trustee with Restormel Mind and now, after merging, Cornwall Mind, for over 5 years. She volunteered with outdoor activities and was also part of a joint music project between Restormel Mind and Wadebridge Creative Hub, where she was a Director.

She continues to volunteer with the Cornwall Mind Music group at Bodmin.

Diana is retired, but her professional background includes production work in BBC radio and television, and freelance writing.

Life experiences convince Diana that Mind is needed as both a campaigning and practical force. Her ambition is to see Cornwall Mind establish itself as an independent organisation that can support and empower people throughout Cornwall living with mental health challenges.

Andy Jago

Andy joined Cornwall Mind in 2022, after previously working as a Health Consultant for an international IT company providing solutions for social and health care organizations. Prior to this he worked for over 28 years within the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse, senior manager and clinical lead for health services across Mental health and Acute Hospital setting.

Joining Cornwall Mind has enabled him to link in and support Governance programs around use of IT, with a focus that this use supports staff to provide excellent care and support.

Demelza Todd

Demelza has been a volunteer for Carrick Mind and now, after merging, Cornwall Mind, for 18 years and has been a Trustee for 12 years. During her time being involved with local Cornwall Mind groups she has met so many interesting and dedicated people.

Demelza’s career was in teaching, which she thoroughly enjoyed, and she has been a local Councillor, School Governor and served on and Chaired local Fund Raising Committees for most of her life.

Demelza enjoys travelling, sailing, cycling, walking and being outdoors as much as possible.

Wendy Cousins

In her professional life, Wendy worked in healthcare, including dementia care, and also as a primary school  teacher.

Wendy first joined the then Carrick Mind as a member, after a period of serious mental ill health 15 years ago. The help and support she received then inspired her to become a volunteer herself. Later, she became a member representative to the Board of Trustees and finally a Trustee for Cornwall Mind.

Because of her own experiences, Wendy believes passionately in empowering our members by involving and supporting them in recovery.

Chris Morse

Chris Morse

Chris is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 14 years’ experience as a qualified lawyer, specialising in employment law for the last 9 years.

Chris trained with a local firm in Penzance before relocating to Exeter in 2008 to join Stephens Scown LLP.

Jumping at the chance to return home to Cornwall in 2015 (transferring to Stephen Scown’s Truro office), Chris credits time spent amongst the natural beauty of the Cornish landscape as invaluable at times of high stress and/or low mental health. It is his lived experience of mental health challenges that drew him to Cornwall Mind and drives his passion as a Trustee.

Chris also sits on the Board of Miracle Theatre, and whilst not one to ‘tread the boards’ himself, he is in awe of the creativity of the people he works alongside at Miracle.

Outside of work, Chris devotes his spare time to enjoying quality time with his fiancée and his son and daughter.

Liz Rumble

Liz joined Cornwall Mind in October 2021 and has over 7 years of experience working in senior management positions within the care, accounting, and aerospace sectors.

She is currently working as an HR and EDI Business Partner for ShelterBox, an international humanitarian NGO with headquarters based in Cornwall.

Liz is passionate and dedicated about ensuring everyone has access to the amazing mental health support services Cornwall Mind offers, and that we continue to support our communities for many years to come.

In her spare time, you can find Liz walking the coastal paths and enjoying quality time with her family and friends.

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