Our trustees

Our trustees bring a diverse range of skills and knowledge. Find out more here.

Fiyaz is the Founder and Director of TellMAMA, Faith Matters, and the National No2H8 awards. He was previously CEO of Enfield Citizens Advice and has also been a prominent member of the Liberal Democrats and a Lib Dem councillor in both Oxford and Haringey. He is Chair of the Oxford Research Group, which "promotes international policy-making that is inclusive, accountable, sustainable and effective" and works "to transform thinking about security, helping to break out of the cycle of conflict and violence." He is also an adviser to the Commission on Countering Extremism.
Mr Mike Bellamy Mike worked in the NHS for over 30 years, 18 of which were as a CEO. During this time, he had extensive involvement in the development of mental health services. He has had a number of non-executive appointments being Vice Chairman of two university boards as well as having been on three NHS boards. Most recently he was Vice Chairman of Oxford Health NHS Trust and continues to meet patients who often have a dual diagnosis, as a Mental Health Act Manager. He has an interest in improving the well-being of older people particularly, being a Trustee of the Dunhill Medical Trust and is Chairman of the local U3A.
Vivienne Evans OBE Vivienne Evans OBE is Chief Executive of Adfam, the national umbrella organisation for children and families affected by someone else’s substance misuse. She has a background in drug and alcohol education, prevention and young people. She is a former member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and chaired its working group on the implementation of the Hidden Harm report. She also chaired the Drug Sector Skills Consortium, funded by the Department of Health, from 2012 until its conclusion in 2015, and the Family Drug and Alcohol Court Advisory Group, until 2016. She is a board member of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment and the London Hep C Joint Working Group.
Dr Emily Finch MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCPsych Emily is Clinical Director at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Southwark, Central Acute & Addictions Operational Directorate and Clinical Director, Addictions Clinical Academic Group. She is also Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. In her role as Clinical Director of the Addictions Clinical Academic Group (CAG), Emily has responsibility for Addiction services across Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich and Wandsworth. She is currently clinical lead for the Alcohol Assertive Outreach Team and is also chair of the South Southwark Local Care Network. Emily is also responsible for quality for adult psychiatry service in Southwark and a member of the Trust Quality Centre.
Mr Gareth Harkin Gareth leads the Client Services Team at Chelsea Football Club. Responsible for the account management and retention of all hospitality accounts, his background in sport also extends to rugby, where he spent six years as Sales and Debenture Manager at Harlequins FC. Here, Gareth developed sales strategies, compèred hospitality lounges and was integral in establishing the ‘Big Game’ at Twickenham as an iconic event in the sporting calendar. During his career in sport, Gareth has established an influential network of both sportspeople and sports fans – and has served on the fundraising boards for Chris Robshaw’s Testimonial Year and the UK Delegation for the 2018 Invictus Games.
Dr Will Haydock Will works for Public Health England as South East regional manager for the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System, which collects and analyses data about the treatment provided for people who have issues with alcohol and other drugs. He was previously a commissioner of these services in Dorset, and is also a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. His PhD looked at how people understand their own – and other people’s – drinking, and how these understandings are shaped by and reinforce ideas of gender and class. Since completing his PhD, his work on policy related to alcohol and other drugs has been published widely in academic and more popular outlets. He blogs at http://thinking-to-some-purpose.blogspot.com/ and tweets @WilliamHaydock.
Ranjeet Kaile Ranjeet is Director of Communications for the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He manages the largest portfolio of mental health communications in the country. He has 20 years’ of marketing and communication experience working in some of the country’s most challenging public sector arenas including as special adviser for Central and Local Government, Houses of Parliament and the National Health Service. Ranjeet is passionate about public services, community engagement and access to services.
Tony is Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science in the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research, and Director of Education and Student Experience in the School of Applied Sciences, London South Bank University. Tony’s research interests cover a broad range, with particular expertise in alcohol use, public health messaging, and addiction theory. He also holds the position of Governor and Director for a special educational needs school, which caters for the needs of children from 4 years, and young adults up to 25. This work reflects his particular passion for inclusivity and equality, which shapes his professional activities, his research, and his approach to teaching and learning in higher education.
Dr Emmert Roberts Emmert is a clinical research fellow at the National Addiction Centre, King's College London and a practising psychiatrist specialising in substance misuse at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Emmert's research focuses on population health studies of alcohol-related mortality, and hospitalisation, and he is also a trustee of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH).
Professor Isabelle Szmigin Isabelle is Professor of Marketing and Deputy Dean of the Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the interaction between consumer behaviour and public policy, with a particular interest in alcohol consumption, social norms and marketing. Her research into alcohol consumption has been funded by the ESRC, Alcohol Research UK and ERAB. She is a governor of Birmingham Universities Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust and was previously a member of the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

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