Mental Health Foundation

England committee

Mental Health Foundation

John Mothersole

Committee Chair

John Mothersole

John Mothersole has held senior local government posts in UK cities including London, most recently as Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council. Since standing down from that post in December 2019 after 11 years, John has taken on a series of non-executive roles which now include Chair-Designate of The Sheffield College, trustee of a community care charity, membership of the Advisory Board of the Sheffield University Management School and Chair of Meadowhall Education Centre. Prior to being selected as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund England Committee John was a member of that committee.

John has been heavily involved in the policy agenda for UK cities through the Core Cities network, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and with Government in securing city and city region devolution deals and participating in trade missions.

His early career was in the arts, primarily in London and the North-East, and he sees a highlight of that part of his career being the reopening of the Roundhouse in London which enabled its subsequent redevelopment.

John lives in Sheffield although his roots are in the North-West. Having only recently stood down from being Chief Executive he is still trying to work out what his hobbies are!

Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones

Maggie joined the England Committee in March 2016

“I have worked and volunteered in the charitable sector for over 30 years and continue to be amazed and inspired by the difference dedicated people make in their communities every day. We need to find new and better ways of supporting them because we need their creativity, passion and commitment more than ever. People in the lead offers a fresh vision of true partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, communities and the voluntary and community sector, which I look forward to helping realise as part of the England Committee.”

Maggie Jones is currently Chief Executive of the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) which is a national body co-ordinating and supporting charities that work to make adoption placements. She was formerly Chief Executive of Foundation, a Leeds-based organisation dedicated to building inclusive communities, working with over 4,000 of the most disadvantaged adults, young people and families across the North of England. She was formerly Chief Executive of Children England and has also held posts at Save the Children, Leeds Health For All (Healthy City) Partnership and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Maggie is a trustee of Elliot’s Footprint, a Director of PossAbilities and is Chair of the Youth Association. She has also represented the voluntary sector in a number of central and local government forums.

Tarn Lamb

Tarn Lamb

Tarn joined the England Committee in February 2015.

"I’ve worked with The National Lottery Community Fund at a grass roots level for many years and seen the great work that they support. I’m delighted to be joining the England committee at a time when the Fund starts to deliver its Strategic Framework through to 2021. Wider circumstances mean these are challenging times for the most vulnerable in our communities. We need to rise to these challenges and work together to find and support enterprising, inclusive and sustainable solutions to address these challenges."

Since 2006 Tarn has been chief executive of Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, a charity and social enterprise which works with local communities to regenerate Cornwall’s neglected social housing estates. As CEO she has undertaken a number of strategic influencing roles both through the VCSE sector nationally through the 20:20 Leadership Commission and as the South West representative for NCVO members. From 2002 she was community operations director where she had responsibility for delivery of learning, employment, community safety, play and community development programmes.

Prior to this Tarn was head of finance, fundraising and ICT at Bromley By Bow Centre in East London following ten years tackling social exclusion in housing, learning and employment at organisations such as Shelter, London East Tec and supported housing schemes.

In Cornwall, Tarn is also equality and diversity champion on the Local Management Committee and Programme Management Group for Convergence and a member of the Employment & Skills Board. She also sits on the Cornwall College Council and is one of the founding members of the Safer Stronger Cornwall Consortium.

Kevin Bone

Kevin Bone

Kevin Bone is Partner and UK Head at Impact Ventures UK.

"The Fund’s focus on early action and emphasis on communities are just two aspects of the role that make me so excited to join. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to support the team in their great work."

He is a qualified accountant and experienced investment professional. He has a wealth of private sector experience and expertise in investing in social impact and governance in the social sector.

Rosie Ginday

Rosie Ginday

Rosie Ginday is founder and managing director of community interest company Miss Macaroon, the only patisserie in the world that can Pantone colour match macaroons and who reinvest 100% of its profits in providing training and jobs for long-term unemployed young people.

“I’m delighted to join the England Committee and have the opportunity to represent the social enterprise and third sector perspective on the board. The Fund’s work has enabled transformation in the sector and helped many communities in need.”

Rosie started her first food business which was a vegan and vegetarian restaurant and artspace in Taiwan aged 21. She later trained as a Pastry Chef and worked in a Michelin starred restaurant and luxury hotel before setting up Miss Macaroon.

Rosie was recognised with a MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for her service to the community.

Ray Coyle

Ray Coyle

Ray Coyle is the CEO of auticon, a social enterprise and the first IT consultancy in the world to exclusively employ autistic adults as consultants. Ray has been involved in social enterprise for many years, having set up the impact investment team in Osborne Clarke when practicing as a lawyer and acted for many of the UK's most prominent investors into the sector and for a large number of social enterprises.

Ray was recently recognised by the Social Entrepreneur Index as one of the top ten social entrepreneurs in the UK.

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