I have worked in Hampshire most of my life, initially in supported housing then as Chief Executive of Solent Mind from 1997 to 2017. I now work as a facilitator and trainer with the Wellbeing Collective; as a consultant with Mind, supporting local Minds across the country through partnerships and business planning; and as a non executive director in the NHS. I was co-opted to the Board of Action Hampshire at the end of 2019 – pre Covid. Action Hampshire has always used its expertise to inform, co-ordinate, and give voice to the 3rd sector. In these critical times I’m keen to do everything I can to support an organisation whose expertise has never been needed more.