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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 Leadership 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.

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.

Ajay Aggarwal

Vice Chair

Ajay is a medical malpractice underwriter and a former doctor. His experience from both sectors would help contribute a clinical and a risk management perspective to the Charity’s activities.

Jonathan Rae

Treasurer - FSC Chair

Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Finance Director of PLATFORM_, a developer and operator of residential accommodation for rent across the UK. Jonathan became a Trustee of MITHN in 2016 with the aim of applying his finance and commercial knowledge to help MITHN achieve its goals. He has been Treasurer since 2017.

Jane Oldfield


Jane is a criminal and healthcare regulatory barrister. She lives in Tower Hamlets and is committed to putting her personal and professional experience of mental health issues to good use as a trustee of MITHN. She relaxes by attending dance classes and the theatre and by socialising with friends.

John Whitehead

HR & Governance Chair

John joined the Executive Committee in December 2018. John is a commercial lawyer and Legal COO and has worked in a variety of global businesses for over 30 years. He currently undertakes a General Counsel role at a major bank. Having experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by people experiencing issues with mental health, particularly depression, grief and dementia, John is passionate about using his legal, business and interpersonal skills to help a cause he cares deeply about.

Lisa McLean


Lisa was born and raised in Newham, in Manor Park. She has recently moved to Basildon in Essex but having lived all her life apart from the last three years in Newham she has a fondness for and attachment to Newham that will always be with her. She works as an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service dealing primarily with disputes related to payment protection insurance (PPI). Prior to that her work experience was in the legal field as a Legal Executive dealing primarily with property based civil litigation.

Fernan Flores


Fernan (or Perry to his friends) hails from the Philippines and has been a UK-resident since 2008. With an MBA degree from Cambridge Judge Business School, he currently works at UBS Investment Bank and worked previously as a market researcher/strategy consultant for Zapienza Consulting and Kantar/TNS. By being a trustee of MITHN, Perry hopes that he would be able to help others who have lived experience of mental health conditions like himself. He spends his free time gardening, painting or composing songs.

Holly Taylor


After doing the NHS Management Graduate Scheme, Holly has worked for the NHS ever since, currently working as an operational manager at a London hospital. Holly lives in Newham and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing which is how she came to be a trustee of MITHN. She enjoys running, yoga and being outdoors.

Dimitrios Goumenos


Dimitrios is an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager within the Global Equity team in UBS Asset Management. He is responsible for the analysis and valuation of companies in the European Banks, Insurance and Diversified Financials sectors. As a Portfolio Manager, he leads on capital allocation and risk management in the Global Equity Long Short fund.

Nick Aellen


Nick is an internal audit manager, who has worked across several industries over the last 25 plus years. He currently works as an auditor for a major bank. He joined MINDTH as a Trustee in 2018, with the aim of using his experience of governance, risk and controls for this very worthy cause. His spare time is mainly used perfecting his Dad jokes and 80s music knowledge!

Stephanie Rogers


I have worked within the field of Human Resources for many years, with experience across a range of industries and organisations including Virgin, O2 and Vodafone. My work has enabled me to work with a wide range of people, from all walks of life, across each corner of the globe and I am at my happiest whilst making a real difference to people’s working or personal lives. Within the field of HR, my expertise ranges from resourcing, employee relations, coaching and wellbeing to policy creation and organisation design. Beyond the office, I am a mum to 2 young children, an avid amateur singer and enthusiastic cyclist.

Max Woolfson


Max joined the Board of Trustees in May 2021. He is an investor at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution. Prior to this he was a strategy consultant for 7+ years. His experience will contribute to the charity’s governance and strategic capabilities.

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