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Our trustees

The Board of WPF Therapy consists of between 4 and 10 trustees, to whom the chief executive of the charity reports. Current Board members are as follows:

Steve Davidson (Chair)

Steve Davidson

Steve has significant senior leadership experience of NHS Mental Health Services – most recently as Director of two Clinical Academic Groups at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has trained in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and has a Professional Doctorate in Organisational change from Ashridge. Steve is an Anglican Priest at a Parish Church in Kennington.

Clive Bowman (Treasurer)

Clive has had a long and varied career working as a senior accountant or finance director both in South Africa and UK in both commerce and industry; owning his own printing businesses; acting as consultant to various businesses and more recently, treasurer to Home Start Barnet and Age UK Islington. As treasurer, Clive has helped both charities with strategic thinking and planning.

Michael Islip

Michael Islip WPF Therapy Trustee

Michael is a marketing strategist with 20 years experience working with some of the UK’s biggest brands. He specialises in helping organisations get to grip with the impact of digital technology and how they can use it to transform the way they connect with their customers. Recently he has launched a business that helps older people get the most out of everyday technology.

Jennifer Peart

Jennifer Peart

Jennifer is a senior board-level executive with over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sector, in both interim and permanent roles. With a focus on organisations looking for growth and transformation, Jennifer has proven expertise in  commercial strategy, marketing planning and product strategy.  She currently provides consultancy services to start-ups, SMEs and enterprises, helping organisations to define and implement go-to-market strategies, build high performing teams and instil best practice. Jennifer is CIM-qualified and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Rosalind Ramsay

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Dr Rosalind Ramsay is a consultant psychiatrist and associate clinical director at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  Rosalind is committed to developing the community services she leads to best meet the needs of the individual service users. Rosalind is a trained coach and supports the development of future consultants in the Trust. Rosalind contributes to work by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to provide information about mental illness for the public.

Bernice Rook

Bernice has built up a wealth of social sector experience as a Director for Eastside Primetimers, a not for profit management consultancy.  She specialises in the human side of organisations particularly: recruitment, assessment and selection and talent management. Having gained a Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology, Bernice has helped all kinds of businesses to identify gaps and weaknesses in their executive staff and boards, and used her extensive experience of resourcing and recruitment to source and secure the right candidate for them. She has a long-term interest in psychotherapy and the impact it can have.

Kate Simmons

Kate has 20 years experience of helping world class organisations embrace the potential of digital and innovation. She has led transformation, digital and innovation work at Citizens Advice, Cancer Research UK, Allen & Overy, Lloyds Banking Group, Reed Elsevier and others. Her approach to transformation is people focused and holistic (ways of working, mindset, behaviours, capabilities and technology). Kate is also passionate about mental health. She is training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and volunteers at The Listening Place.

Janet Tapsell

Following a senior HR career in the corporate sector, Janet decided to move into consultancy/interim work encompassing both the private and not for profit sector. Her HR experience has included organisations with different backgrounds, of different sizes and complexity including those with overseas subsidiaries and has provided her with opportunities to learn from exceptional line managers and HR practitioners.

Caroline King

Caroline has held senior roles in HR, Supply Chain and Finance from 30 years working in the consumer goods sector. She brings experience in business transformation, change management and improving end-to-end business processes. She combines strong people-orientation with insight into organisation and culture and has worked with boards and leadership teams across all business functions. She has UK and international experience, has worked with colleagues across the world, and has lived outside the UK. She is working towards accreditation as a life and transformation coach.

Catherine Matheson

Catherine originally trained at WPF as a psychotherapist and has 20 years’ experience working in this role in the public and private sectors, including prisons, a homeless charity and the NHS. She previously had careers as a BBC journalist and as a manager and leader in international development charities. She has a professional doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and a postgraduate diploma in Management Development. She currently works in private practice in a range of modalities which include EMDR and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Jessica Neville

Jess is a solicitor at Bates Wells and advises charities on a wide range of issues. She has a strong interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and belief in the importance of accessible mental health support. She has volunteered with a range of mental health charities and currently volunteers with Shout.