Trustees

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Chairman

Clive Ireland

Clive is the Chair of Shropshire MHS. He is passionate about mental health and has…

Clive is the Chair of Shropshire MHS. He is passionate about mental health and has worked with the charity since 2010.

“Shropshire MHS is as successful as it is because of our volunteers, our staff, the people who use our services and the community we support. I simply facilitate the charity and the amazing people involved.”

Outside of Shropshire MHS, Clive runs a company called Training Solutions, where he delivers courses on safeguarding adults and children, the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

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Vice Chair

Lorraine Deane

Lorraine joined the board of trustees in 2014 and became vice chair in 2017. She…

Lorraine joined the board of trustees in 2014 and became vice chair in 2017. She works full time but is committed to her role as vice chair where she helps with key aspects of strategy, ensuring the growth of Shropshire MHS.

Lorraine is passionate about providing the best possible mental health support to the people of Shropshire.

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Trustee

Tony Edwards

I have over 38 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry. I have a deep…

I have over 38 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry. I have a deep experience in managing all aspects of service and sales operations activities, motivating and developing teams of Engineers, Pre-sales experts and System Developers combined with a wealth of commercial and customer service experience.
The Business Management System Directorate within GCI covers corporate security & IT, ISO and PCIDSS certifications of which we have 9001/14001/20000/27001/NIS/ESOS/SECR/PCIDSS/Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR….. also i’m a qualified GDPR Practitioner.

GCI’s Data Protection Officer.

My proudest moment has been the releasing of a full Business Management system across GCI, which covers all business functionality as listed below :-

Opportunity Management
Quotes-to-Order
OM/PM Workflow
Inventory/CMDB
Service Desk Incident Management
Timesheet & Expenses
Contract Management
Billing and Purchase Ledger

This includes full integration with in-house build quote to order application.

Our mantra is: “We innovate to create efficiency and make doing business easier – Plus we “Do the right thing”

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Trustee

Loves to connect and communicate 🙋🏼‍♀️ Emma is an enthusiastic and dynamic individual, supporting patients,…

Loves to connect and communicate 🙋🏼‍♀️

Emma is an enthusiastic and dynamic individual, supporting patients, the public and leadership to create positive transformation in healthcare.

With over 9 years professional experience in projects, healthcare service development and partnership and engagement work, she is able to confidently challenge the status quo and help healthcare professionals find their ‘eureka’ moments.

As a previous unpaid carer to her late mother, who was diagnosed with brain metastasis in 2006, Emma’s interests have a strong focus on bringing the patient and public voice to the decision table, leadership development, health and wellbeing, human factors, research and innovation, preventative care, integrated care, support and information for unpaid carers and improvement in End of Life Care services.

Her passion is supporting others to be their best selves.

Emma has worked and volunteered across various levels and sectors in healthcare, including 3rd sector, the independent sector, social enterprise, the NHS and is now a Patient and Public Voice Partner on national working groups for the Innovation, Research and Life Sciences group with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Music, dark chocolate, an active lifestyle and spending time in nature help her to stay balanced.

She is adaptable to change & always on the look out for learnings and new challenges.

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Alan Althorp

Alan became a Trustee during 2013 and is actively involved in Shropshire MHS’s Ludlow group.…

Alan became a Trustee during 2013 and is actively involved in Shropshire MHS’s Ludlow group. Following his retirement, Alan became involved in voluntary work for several local organisations including Shropshire MHS.

Away from his charity commitments, Alan sings in Craven Arm’s Men’s Chorus and with another group in Ludlow.

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Treasurer

Roy Munton

Roy has been our Treasurer since 2013, having previously enjoyed a career in banking. Roy…

Roy has been our Treasurer since 2013, having previously enjoyed a career in banking. Roy is extremely diligent in managing the charity’s accounts; projecting future revenues and expenditure that enables us to grow year on year.

Roy travels from Ludlow to Shropshire MHS in Shrewsbury on a weekly basis to oversee financial matters and to keep up to date with the ongoing running of the charity.

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