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Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham is governed by our Board of Trustees.  Board members oversee the strategic direction of the charity holding the Senior Management Team to account and scrutinising their decisions.  Board members serve on a voluntary basis and receive no payments for their services. 

We are fortunate to have a strong Board of Trustees with diverse experience and skills. We are proud to include people with lived experience of mental health issues as well as people with experience in the fields of Mental Health, Social Care, Finance, Management and a range of other disciplines. 

Please review our Trustee information pack and do let us know if you would be interested in becoming a Trustee Member.

Chris Beal


Chris has been a trustee since 2010 and has chaired the board since 2014. He became involved with MiTHN after seeing first-hand the passion and commitment of the team while on a job exchange programme. Chris works at KPMG in Canary Wharf, having previously spent eight years in various civil service roles. Chris lives nearby in Hackney Wick

Johnathan Rae


Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Finance Director of PLATFORM_, a developer and operator of residential accommodation for rent across the UK. As well as finance leadership positions, his professional experience includes corporate finance, risk management, financial reporting, finance operations and systems implementation. He holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Jonathan became a Trustee of MITHN in 2016 and became Treasurer in 2017.

Leonie Thornton

Turstee - HR and Administration Sub Committee Chair

Leonie joined the Executive Committee in May 2014. Leonie is a senior HR professional with a background in Banking and Finance and has lived and worked in London, Switzerland and Australia. Over the past several years she has had senior regional and international HR leadership roles with Citigroup and State Street Bank, and has past experience as a Corporate Relationship Manager & Commercial Lending Officer. Having decided to change industries, she is currently a Senior HR Business Partner in the RELX group, responsible for HR for their global agricultural business, Proagrica. Leonie’s keen interest to volunteer within her local community, combined with a passion for supporting the mental health industry lead her to Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. Personal family experiences with mental health issues and the wish to make a difference are key drivers to her interest in giving back to and supporting mental health

Angie Shannon


Angie Shannon joined the Executive Committee in December 2018. Angie is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and corporate communications leader with a passion for the talking cure, mental health and inclusion. She has more than 18 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and working with boards to create, communicate and safeguard their purpose, vision, values and strategic aims. Having held senior leadership roles in telecommunications, travel and finance she brings to Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham a deep understanding of organisational dynamics, along with skills in change management, digital transformation, stakeholder engagement, performance management, learning and development, brand management and strategic planning.

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