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.