Meet The Board
All charities are governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) and our charity is no different; our Board makes sure we are true to our mission and vision and to our Articles of Association. They lead us by ensuring that we guide and communicate the practical tools to enable many to experience a better way of life and recovery from mental illness.
Our Board members have a passion for what we do as an organisation however some of our trustees have been touched by mental illness, either through a personal experience of mental illness or through that of family members or friends. Our Board also includes people with professional experience in mental health provision, support services and within the nursing and teaching profession.
We also have a working committee which governs the work we do for our Uberheroes programme. We are always interested to hear from individuals who have a heart for our work, a passion for shaping a positive future of recognition and change and offer additional skills and experience – Are you interested to hear more? Would you like to be part of our board or our working committee? If so then please apply through our contact us page.
Please note this is not a paid role as we are governed by the Northern Ireland Charity Commission and in line with charitable law and our articles; no member of our governance committee can be paid.
Having taken up the position of Chair in 2019, Laura has been a member of the Board since 2016 and is also a Board member of the Chartered Management Institute and Kabosh where she helps shape strategy and drive engagement throughout Northern Ireland.
Laura holds a degree in applied languages, as well as postgraduate qualifications in the fields of management, marketing, communications, and coaching and mentoring. Laura also became a Chartered Manager in 2018.
In her spare time, Laura runs a not for profit initiative that aims to develop a range of life assuring skills in young girls throughout Northern Ireland.
Within the Public Sector – Northern Ireland Training Authority (Distributive Industry Training Board ) and Northern Ireland Civil Service. He has served on many Statutory Committees, such as Youth Committee of Northern Ireland, DENI; Vice Chair – Board of Governors, Castlereagh College of Further Education, Chair – Eastern Health and Social Service Council. Presently – A member of the Board of Governors for Fane Street Primary School. He was also involved at the start of Princes Trust in Northern Ireland, and served as member and vice chair of Princes Trust National Council; Cecil and has been a member of our board since 2017
In the last 3 years Paul has secured significant commercial agreements and partnerships with FinTrU, the Irish Football Association, Concern Worldwide, The Halo Project (Scotland), Visit Belfast and CBRE amongst many others. Paul is a member of the IOD in Northern Ireland in addition to the Northern Ireland Chamber and Belfast City Chamber. Paul was included in the Business First Northern Ireland 40 under 40 in 2018, in addition, to being shortlisted as Young business person of the year at the Belfast Telegraph business awards. We were delighted to welcome Paul as the newest member of our board at hope 4 life in the autumn of 2019