Sophia - Head Of Business Development
Heading up our Business Development Team, Sophia sources and develops partnerships to grow our work. She creates new projects with colleagues across YoungMinds, and then raises the funds for them from trusts and statutory funders. Before joining us, she worked on projects that improved the water, sanitation and housing in Southern Africa.
Sophia’s advice to her 16-year-old self? Just keep swimming.
Thad – Evidence and Innovation Manager
Thad is our Evidence and Innovation Manager, with more than thirteen years’ experience in the field of research, evaluation and policy in the non-profit sector. He leads on the design and implementation of new frameworks, systems and processes, which help us innovate and evaluate our impact. Before joining YoungMinds he worked at a range of youth charities delivering services to young people.
Thad’s advice to his 16-year-old? You can achieve anything if you work hard enough!
Patrick - Head of PMO
Patrick heads up our Programme Management Office at YoungMinds, giving him oversight of all the different projects we work on across the organisation. Before joining us, he managed a programme of walking festivals at the Ramblers, to get more people discovering the joys and benefits of walking and increase the charity’s membership growth.
Patrick’s advice to his 16-year-old self? Nothing in life is permanent; be confident and live in this moment.
Bianka - Head of Service Design and Participation
Bianka leads our youth participation work, making sure we have the experience of young people at the heart of everything we do. She designs ways for young people to be heard at a local and national level, and in the services they use. Bianka is a HCPC registered Dramatherapist and has been with YoungMinds since 2014, working in our Training and Development Team as Training Manager and leading on some of our national projects.
Bianka’s advice to her 16-year-old self? It’s ok to like Comic Con and Camping. Oh, and marriage equality will happen!
John – Financial Controller
John oversees the finance function and day to day financial management of YoungMinds. Previously, he worked in various senior financial management positions in the UK charity sector, as well as being an auditor specialising in charities.
John’s advice to his 16-year-old self? No one really knows what they are doing; it just looks like they know.
Roxane - Head of Service Development
As Head of Service Development, Roxane’s role is to help evolve and improve our services to increase the impact of our work on young people, parents/carers and professionals. Before joining the team, she was running a small health charity.
Roxane’s advice to her 16-year-old self? You can do anything you put your mind to, so be more sure of yourself!
Nick Harrop - Head of Media and Influencing