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Brett Garcia

Trustee (Chair)

Brett works as a Clinical Services Director for a private company. His clinical work includes psychosis; forensic therapy; trauma; drug & alcohol misuse; neurodevelopment conditions; and families and disabilities.
Brett has a zest for undertaking research that will lead to professional improvements, in a rapidly evolving mental health landscape, which is core to his professional values. Brett is a confident speaker and has addressed audiences on mental health and its impact on our society.
As the elected Chair of Mind in Croydon, Brett provides strategic leadership and clinical guidance to the delivery of the charity’s services.

David Martin-Clark

Trustee (Deputy Chair)

David Martin-Clark has been a Trustee of Mind in Croydon since 2011 and a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee since 2013. He was involved with Mind in Croydon at the time of its founding in 1967 and has followed its fortunes ever since. H
e has had a long career in the field of international marine insurance and served as both Chief Executive and Chairman of his firm. He was based in London but worked also in Hong Kong for some years. His voluntary work has included an involvement with listening therapies, with the Housing Association movement, with the CAB and in the selection of local magistrates.
He is a lawyer by training and continues to work in the field of dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator. He has taught extensively at post-graduate level in the UK and abroad. He has four grown-up children and has had experience of mental illness within the family. He enjoys swimming, hill-walking, visiting art galleries and trying to speak foreign languages.

Tony Horton

Trustee (Treasurer)

A former legal assistant in an insurance company and a service user, I have been involved with Mind in Croydon since 1994 firstly as a client and a Trustee since 1995. I am currently the Treasurer and Equal Opportunities Officer. I also support HR and recruitment in the organisation, and take part in many staff recruitment panels.

Luigi Minchella


Previously employed by Croydon Council, I was referred to Mind in the early 1970s and have been involved as a service user and then as a trustee for well over forty years. I am now an honorary life member and link trustee for Fairfield House. Over the years I have actively supported Mind in Croydon through community activities and in the early days would go into the community with other members with collection boxes and to man the information bus which was situated outside the Whitgift Centre. I’m well known by local Councillors and MPs as a strong advocate and voice for the members of Mind in Croydon.

Shukri Mohamed


Shukri has over 5 years’ experience working in the charitable sector and is currently the manager of a Carer support service. With a degree in law and postgraduate degree in teaching, she felt drawn to the opportunities the third sector provides to people wishing to make impact not only within their communities but also nationally.
Shukri has experience of partnership working across education, social care and mental health services. She also has an excellent track record of producing positive outcomes for vulnerable young people, their families and Carers through the provision of a wide range of support services.
Shukri is passionate about mental health, BME engagement and equality. She enjoys baking, travelling and believes that allowing time and space for creativity is crucial to wellbeing. Throughout her career, Shukri has continued to build knowledge of mental health and is looking forward to contributing to the great work Mind in Croydon staff provide.

Jon Fraser


Jon has over 25 years experience in senior leadership roles working with Telecoms, Social Care and disruptive technology businesses across UK, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa. With backgrounds in Psychology, Marketing and Digital, I have a human-centric approach to my work. I currently have a Service Design and Research business running ideation workshops to discover actionable insights, innovating and transforming user experiences. I’m also consulting with a media and entertainment company in Saudi Arabia.
I have worked with charity organisations throughout my working life from the Gates Foundation in Tanzania, Refugee camps in Mei Sot border, the Rape Crisis Centre In Dublin as well as fundraising and marketing for many others.

Angelica Thomas


With a background in media, a passion for mental health advocacy, and people, Angelica is delighted to be a part of Mind in Croydon. As a Trustee, she will be offering expertise when needed and helping create a positive and impactful change. Angelica’s other passions include animals, baking, and crafting. Her life motto, “Have courage and be kind,” is inspired by Cinderella, as you never know what someone else may be going through.

David Sayers


David is a Partner and Head of the CFO Practice at award-winning executive recruitment and diversity & Inclusion consultancy, Green Park. He has 25 years’ experience working in the field of Executive Search, placing C Suite professionals into a wide range of sectors both in the UK and Internationally. During this time, he has worked for both FTSE and privately-owned recruitment businesses as well as having successfully launched and developed his own practice.

Before embarking on a career in Recruitment, David gained first-hand experience in finance as the finance lead for two international real estate partnerships.

David is passionate about improving workplace diversity, inclusion and well-being and has championed the acceleration of diverse talent into some of the UK’s top board positions. A keen supporter of the drive for breaking the stigma of Mental Health, David has taken an active role in leading well-being initiatives to support the ongoing development of his organisation and that of his colleagues. A recognized voice in this field, David is an accomplished external speaker and was listed as a role model on the The InsideOut Leaderboard 2020, for sharing his experiences and helping end the stigma of mental ill-health.

David has lived and learnt experience of poor Mental Health and contributes his recovery and personal development over the last decade to the incredible support he received when it was needed most.

Grace Obar


Grace is a Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in industry, commerce, charities and not-for-profit sector. She has worked as Executive Director for a live music company, Chief Operative Officer for a green energy company and Chief Executive Officer for an investment hub company.

Currently, Grace is one of the founding Directors of a Community Interest Company that specialises in using live music to bring communities together, while promoting people’s positive well-being. Her genuine love for music, vast experience in the live music industry and her determination to impact positively on people and the society were her motivations in setting up the venture.

Grace volunteers for other charities with projects in the community. She focusses building bridges to alleviate the social problems of exclusion, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, racism and crime. She has a passion for public speaking to address issues that are close to her heart.

Grace’s education and training includes BA in Accounting, MA in Accounting & Finance, Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and an MBA.

Jill Kyne


Jill has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles in consumer goods and tech companies and now uses those skills in the charity sector providing advice and mentoring to finance managers in various charities and as Treasurer for the Connection at St Martin-in-the- Fields, a charity that helps people to move away from, and stay off, the streets of London by tackling the underlying causes of rough sleeping. She spent 2020 as interim CEO at Age UK Croydon where she had been Treasurer from 2011 to 2017.

Saba Khan


Saba Khan is an internationally collected, contemporary artist, and founder of ArtEase and Saba Khan Painting. She makes vibrant, powerful oil and mixed media paintings and drawings. Viewing the painting process as mirror to life, her works explore the everyday choices ordinary people are forced to make, in a world that does not always benefit the majority. She also examines unexpected surreal, random moments, people experience in their sensual, emotional, social and geopolitical lives.

Passionate about the therapeutic and transformative power of art and providing accessible creative opportunities, she founded ArtEase, that amalgamates wellbeing, social justice, and art to bring ease to life, and work. Saba also has 27 years’ experience in the charity sector in the UK and abroad, particularly in equalities, fundraising, and communications. She is currently Creative Advisor to Voice of Freedom.

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