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Sarah Casemore.

Managing Director - Sarah Casemore

Sarah has extensive experience of working in the public sector and charity sectors. Prior to leading Mates in Mind, she was Director of Operations at Relate leading the strategic direction and service delivery of relationship counselling across England and Wales. 

Sarah also brings 25 years’ experience of working within the NHS – starting as a chartered physiotherapist, progressed to being a Director of Commissioning at a CCG, spent time as a GP practice manager and finally worked as Deputy Director of Operations managing General Medicine, Emergency Care and Therapies at a leading hospital trust in Surrey.

Meet our Trustees

Steve Hails – Chair

Steve is a Director of Business Services & HSW for Tideway and has more than 20 years' experience managing health and safety in several sectors including engineering, manufacturing and construction. He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and a founding member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group, continuously promoting the importance of health in construction. He is also a Chartered Member of IOSH and President of the Construction Health & Safety Group (CHSG)

Heather Bryant

Heather is Balfour Beatty's Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Director. She is responsible for a team of over 300 safety professionals, helping the company drive towards Zero Harm – zero accidents, incidents or ill-health caused by our work activities. In addition to this Heather also champions the delivery of the Blueprint environment, sustainability and social value.

Kevin Myers

Kevin joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a Factory Inspector in 1976. He has held a wide range of operational, policy and strategy posts in HSE. From HSE's Chief Inspector of Construction, to Director of HSE's Hazardous Installation Directorate, he was appointed HSE's Deputy Chief Executive in 2008, before retiring in 2016.

Mike Robinson

Mike was appointed as Chief Executive of the British Safety Council with effect from 1 September 2015. Prior to this Mike was a co-founder of Global Navigation Solutions, the world's leading provider of paper and digital navigation products and services to commercial shipping. Before moving into the maritime services sector Mike had a successful 15 years career in Financial Services.

Paul Cottam

Paul is an experienced Trustee, having previously spent nine years on the board of the British Safety Council, and has held several board directorships in the built environment sector over the last 20 years. As such we welcome his business expertise, and passion that, not just safety, but wellbeing, is a key business success indicator across the construction and property-related sectors.

Nicola Hodkinson

Nicola's previous work improving mental health within the construction sector makes her an ideal addition to our trustee board. As a custodian of the Seddon family business, Nicola is committed to assuring longevity and a sustainable future for the organisation. This dedication to the long-term health of her family business, and central belief that there is no health without mental health, reflects Mates in Mind’s core values.

Arun Muttreja

Arun Muttreja has worked in the humanitarian and development sector in Asia/Pacific, Africa, Caribbean and Europe for nearly 40 years with national and international organisations, while being based in India and the UK. He has extensive experience in senior leadership roles with Save the Children UK on humanitarian response, programme development and management, partnership development and management, strategic and operational planning, financial management and governance, global systems and change management/organisational transformation.

Our office team

Paris Forrester.

Paris Forrester - General Manager

Martin Lockham - Growth Development Manager

Stephen Haynes.

Stephen Haynes - Head of Programme

Kanesh Dattani.

Kanesh Dattani - Support Manager

Claudia Trotter.

Claudia Trotter - Support Manager

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