We are grateful for the support of our Board of Trustees. You can find out more about them below.
Edward Wray, Chairman
Edward Wray co-founded Betfair in 1999 and was its first Chief Executive. He set up the business in Australia, and became Chairman in 2006. Betfair floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 2010, valued at £1.4bn. He stepped down from his role as Chairman of Betfair in 2012, and currently holds Directorships at Funding Circle (the peer to business lending site), LMAX Limited (the world's leading exchange for FX), Property Partner (a residential property crowdfunding platform), and Prodigy Finance. He is Chair of the Coach Core Foundation, and an active angel investor.
Ajaz Ahmed is CEO of the design, creative and technology services company AKQA Group, employing around 6,000 people internationally. Ajaz founded AKQA in London when he was 21 years old and today it is recognised as a pioneer, innovator and one of the world’s most awarded agencies. AKQA’s honours include: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation; over 65 Agency of the Year wins; FastCompany Best Workplace for Innovators; FastCompany World Changing Ideas. Ajaz is the author of three books, all proceeds of which are donated to charitable causes. Ajaz also serves as a trustee on the board of Virgin Unite, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Prism The Gift Fund.
Dr. Amy Shi-Nash
Dr. Amy Shi-Nash is the Global Head of Analytics and Data Science at HSBC, responsible for enabling the strategic development of ML underpinned by ethical principles and well-governed data. She is also a member of Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority’s AI Public-Private Forum, and a Founding Editorial Board member of Springer’s Journal of AI & Ethics. Prior to HSBC, she was the General Manager of Group Data Science at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and a tech entrepreneur as the Founding member and Chief Data Science Officer at DataSpark, Singtel’s data commercialisation spin-off. Amy holds a Ph.D. in data mining and an MBA. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her contributions in the field of data science, and named as one of the Global Top 100 Innovators in Data and Analytics. Amy lives in London with her husband, and enjoys hiking, paragliding and adventure travel.
Charles Mindenhall is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading Venture Builder. Blenheim Chalcot specialises in building digital businesses that transform industries. It has portfolio sales of over £300m, more than 3,000 employees, and a successful track record of over 40 companies across IT services and software platforms, financial services, education and media. Charles is a Trustee of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He chairs OnSide London and the Technology Trust and is a Trustee of OnSide, iCould and the Bridges Charitable Trust.
Dominic Flynn is a solicitor who advises private clients on their private legal affairs with a strong emphasis on philanthropy. He is a Partner in Portrait Solicitors, a niche practice with a number of national and international grant giving and service providing charity clients. Dominic is also a trustee of The Indigo Trust, The Delfina Foundation, Monument Trust, Three Guineas Trust, True Colours Trust, Pinhas Rutenberg Educational Trust, among others.
Dr. Jean O'Hara
Dr Jean O'Hara FRCPsych grew up in Hong Kong. She came to London to study medicine, and qualified as a doctor in 1983, and as a psychiatrist in 1988. Her clinical and academic interests have focussed on mental health and inequalities for people from marginalised communities especially those with intellectual disabilities, autism and BAME backgrounds. Jean was clinical director at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (2008-2017) where she led an innovative service model bringing together forensic, autism, ADHD and intellectual disability community and inpatient services across South East London. Jean has held leadership roles in the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists and London Deanery. She recently finished 4 years at NHS England where she was a National Clinical Director delivering 'Transforming Care' and developing the NHS Long Term Plan. She is widely published in books and peer reviewed journals and is Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
Professor Peter Fonagy
Peter Fonagy is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. He is also Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL. In the US he holds professorships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.
Simon Weaver is a partner at KPMG UK. Simon is a chartered accountant and has been auditing and advising a broad range of listed companies for the last 13 years.
Uma Vaidyanathan, Ph.D.
Uma Vaidyanathan, Ph.D., a Research and Innovation Manager at the US National Institutes of Health, works on advancing precision mental health. She has a doctorate in Biological Psychology, and over a decade of experience in behavioral neuroscience, programming, and statistics. Her research focuses on fusing these methods to map the boundaries of normal and abnormal human behavior, and the philosophy of science and measurement issues underlying this work.
Uma is currently a Presidential Leadership Scholar with the George W. Bush and Clinton Foundations, and a facilitator for the SNOMED international healthcare terminology’s Mental and Behavioral Health Clinical Reference Group. She also serves as a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Mental Health Priority Area’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Senior Management Team
Director of Marketing and Communications
Director of Finance and Operations
Director of IT and Security
Alex Le Vey
Director of Income
Dr. Fiona Pienaar
Senior Clinical Advisor
Dr. Mark Ungless
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About Mental Health Innovations
We use digital innovation, data-driven analysis and the experience of clinical experts to improve the mental health of the UK population through the provision of digital tools, support and resources.
Our mission, vision and values
Our vision is that everyone in the UK has access to the digital mental health services that they need and can access appropriate, high-quality support quickly and efficiently through the power of technology.
Data & research
We use data to inform and enhance our current services and develop unique insights into mental health across the UK.