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The Board

 
 
 

The CMHA was founded and is led by senior leaders from professional, legal and financial services. The current board members are:

 
 
Brian Heyworth

Brian Heyworth

Chair

Brian Heyworth became Chair of the CMHA in May 2018.

 
Beth Robotham

Beth Robotham

Deputy Chair

Beth Robotham is an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International in EMEA and has spent her career working in financial services firms.

 
John Binns MBE

John Binns, MBE

Non-Executive Director

Awarded an MBE for his services to Mental Health at Work, John has enjoyed a long and successful career in the blue chip commercial professional services sector.

 
Susan Bright

Susan Bright

Non-Executive Director

Susan Bright is UK Managing Partner and Global Managing Partner for Diversity & Inclusion and Responsible Business at Hogan Lovells. 

 
Rebecca George OBE

Rebecca George OBE

Non-Executive Director

Rebecca George leads the UK Public Sector practice in Deloitte, supporting government to drive large-scale, complex transformation programmes for the benefit of the UK’s citizens.

 
Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

NED and Chair of CMHA Advisory Group

Nigel Jones is the former Chair of the CMHA where his term ended in 2019. Until April 2018, his primary professional activity was as a partner at Linklaters, where he had worked for 32 years.

 
Rebecca Priestley

Rebecca Priestley

Non-Executive Director

Rebecca Priestly is the Chief Executive of Outer Temple Chambers responsible for providing strategic leadership and managerial oversight.

 
John Tisdall

John Tisdall

Non-Executive Director

John is the UK Financial Controller for BNY Mellon responsible for regulatory and statutory reporting and leads the UK Finance Group.

 
Patrick Watt

Patrick Watt

Non-Executive Director

Patrick leads the development of Bupa’s international health and travel insurance businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

 
Pete Rodgers

Pete Rodgers

Non-Executive Director

Pete Rogers is the Deputy General Counsel of KPMG International.

 
Poppy Jaman

Poppy Jaman

CEO

Poppy Jaman helped to found the CMHA in 2013 and has been CEO since 2015. 

 
 
 

We believe our work, and the work of our members is critical to ensuring we create mentally healthy workplaces across the world where people can flourish. To address stigma, and to change the way society, governments, education and workplaces respond to mental illness, we need to create a global movement that includes awareness campaigns, public education, guides on changing practice and even more evidence on what works. We can only achieve that kind of change by working together.


Brian Heyworth, Global Head of Client Strategy
HSBC Global Asset Management Limited