Trustees Phil Evans - Chair Prior to retiring to the Devon coast Phil was a Senior IT and Programme Manager in the City of London for over twenty years. He has managed the successful delivery of large scale projects and contracts using both IT and non-IT solutions. He has developed strong HR skills including the development of systems managing teams of over 250 employees including objective setting, performance reviews and personal development plans. Although his work experience was mostly in the finance sector of the City he has also supported and worked with local community and voluntary groups in East London for many years. He has brought these strengths to his position as trustee and Chair of the board of trustees for Working Well. In his leisure team Phil is a keen cook with a preference for local fresh produce and an absolute determination that nothing should be wasted. Phil likes to swim, in the sea whenever it’s safe, and also likes to walk. David Free David worked as a senior manager in the NHS for 24 years, including 10 years managing large-scale organisational transformation projects. He now works in retail as a bookseller. As a senior manager he developed strong HR, business planning and budgetary management skills and has extensive experience of delivering organisational change with a particular focus on improving the patient and service-user experience. He brings these strengths to his role as Trustee as well as his experience volunteering for community organisations with a particular focus on sexual health promotion. Brigid MacCarthy Worked extensively in Tower Hamlets as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and headed the Psychology Department, she also worked in Newham and Hackney. Brigid now acts as consultant to the health and business sectors on all aspects of mental health with a specialism in organisational consultancy. She has been a trustee for over twenty years and was instrumental in the development of the first Working Well projects. Donald Martin Donald has been a Tower Hamlets for nearly twenty five years and is active member of the local community. He is a highly experienced welder but retired a few years ago, He has maintained his involvement in local sporting clubs and youth activities. He brings strong business skills to the board along with a practical approach to problem solving. His influence ensures that the Trust remains true to its objectives and the community. Neil Lukha Neil is a chartered accountant with over 10 years’ experience in Finance initially in Practice and more recently in Industry. His experience spans Audit, Corporate Finance and M&A. Through his experience Neil brings a commercial and practical approach to decision making to his role as Trustee as well as providing financial insight and governance. In his spare time, Neil enjoys sports (football, tennis and cricket), travelling and cooking. Martin Bould Martin began work in the voluntary with community transport and dial-a-ride, moving to the Kings Fund and then the NHS, before a decade as a management consultant specialising in mental health. He was a senior joint commissioner in Tower Hamlets to 2018.Now semi-retired, he enjoys walking, reading poetry and history, voluntary work and spending time with family and grandchildren. Victoria Derkach Victoria Derkach joined Working Well Trust in February 2019 as a trustee. She wants to make a difference and is keen on human psychology and life coaching. Having spent a decade in the corporate world, she believes that mental health in the workplace is a topic that requires more attention and education. Her objective is to share her commercial background and strategic thinking to contribute to WWT growth and scalability to support even more people in need of the service. Her background is in private client asset management. Where her aim is to simplify life’s financial challenges for her clients and attract new funds to the bank. In her current role as a Senior Investment Advisor at Kleinwort Hambros (part of Societe Generale group) she is looking after assets of private individuals, charities and foundations. Before joining KH, she spent 6 years at Citi Group in a similar role for the international market. Victoria started her financial career in the FinTech in sales and account management, advising financial institutions and working alongside senior management at major Investment Banks and Asset Managers. Victoria has an Engineering and Business degree from the University of Warwick, has professional qualifications such as CFA Level 1, IMC and is a member of CISI; is fluent in English, Russian & Latvian. She is also broadening her education through life coaching courses and is studying towards a qualification in fine wines WSET Level 3. Caroline Atkinson With almost 10 years’ experience working in Corporate Social Responsibility, in both the corporate and charity sectors, Caroline is a CSR Manager for Societe Generale, managing volunteering programmes and partnerships for the bank. She joined the WWT board as a trustee in February 2020, keen to learn about the operations of a small charity, while offering her relevant skills and knowledge. As a Mental Health First Aider, the objectives of the Trust align to a personal interest in the mental health agenda. In her spare time, Caroline looks after her own mental health through a love of the outdoors and adventure (namely bivvying under the stars), sports, cooking (and eating) and socialising.