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Alison Pay

Managing Director

Alison has extensive experience across both blue chip organisations and the not-for-profit sector. Alison’s previous experience has included senior marketing roles at American Express and a number of sales and marketing roles at Esso where she joined as a graduate in the Retail Division. More recently she has held a number of roles in the third sector, including business development within a housing association and voluntary roles including Deputy Chairperson at a Leisure Trust.

Alison has been with Mental Health at Work since its inception, initially with responsibility for Marketing and Operations.

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Jane Beston

Programme & Operations Director

Jane has worked in the field of mental health all her professional life, across clinical, management, leadership and strategic positions. Formerly a Trustee for BasicNeeds-an international development organisation - Jane’s passion and enthusiasm for the subject led her to specialise in learning and development, with a true commitment to ending stigma relating to mental health.

At Mental Health Work, Jane is responsible for the development and quality assurance of our client programmes, ensuring that every programme is attuned to organisational context and delivers practical skills-based learning solutions that improve confidence and affect lasting attitudinal and cultural change in relation to workplace mental health.

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Graham Pomery

Commercial Director

Graham is a highly experienced ACA-qualified finance professional who trained at EY before going on to commercial roles within healthcare and outsourced services. He brings a wealth of commercial finance experience gained from Finance Director roles and most recently as a freelance commercial and financial consultant to small businesses, start-ups and not-for-profit social enterprises.

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Susan Cosby

Business Development Manager

Susan has over 20 years’ experience as a Senior Account Director, developing and maintaining successful, long-lasting client relationships across a range of FTSE 100 and public sector organisations.
Prior to joining Mental Health at Work she was a Senior Client Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison Penna, a global people management business who provide a range of HR Consulting solutions.
Her early career was spent in a range of sales, training and recruitment roles. She is passionate about helping organisations improve mental health within the workplace through education, skills
development and cultural change.

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Becky Thompson

Business Development Manager

Becky has worked across the not for profit sector in a variety of new business roles, always with a focus on delivering services and products that deliver parity for vulnerable people.

As a consultant for many years, Becky helped organisations to develop and hone their business strategies in order to be successful in winning and retaining new projects in the field of mental health.

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Steve Boyce

Business Development Manager

Steve has spent over 25 years working in and with the corporate sector.

This has included working for Tesco in a wide variety of marketing and buying roles before moving to a dot com start up with responsibility for all external commercial relationships.
The last 14 years have been spent in the management consulting sector working closely with blue-chip clients to help facilitate and change their ability and skillset in the arena of commercial engagement.

Steve is passionate about working with organisations who value and develop their people to enable them to perform to maximum potential.

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Charles Elvin

Chair of Mental Health at Work

Charles has 20 years’ experience in the learning, training and professional development industry. His career includes time spent with The Open University, BSI Learning and UBS. Charles has worked across the US, Europe and SE Asia and has served as the Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Charles brings extensive knowledge of the learning services industry. He is currently the CEO of Services for Education, a charity providing high-quality education services in the Birmingham area and beyond.

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Tommy Bonner

Non Exec Board Member

As a Non Exec Board member, Tommy brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience. Tommy’s previous experience includes 23 years working for American Express in the company’s Merchant Services and Business Travel divisions. While with the company he undertook a variety of roles including the Head of Sales in Europe and General Manager in the Nordics. His early career was in the Lodging Industry where he worked for Inter-Continental Hotels, Hilton International and Sheraton in properties in the UK, Germany and Nigeria.