Lambeth and Southwark Mind is run by seven members of staff, a voluntary management committee of trustees, and a team of volunteers.


As many of you will know, Ray Hautot has left us to take up a post as Chief Executive of Croydon Mencap where we wish him well. We will be recruiting for a permanent replacement later in the year.

In the meantime we have appointed Earl Pennycooke as Interim Director. He will combine the new role with his existing role (Earl manages the Southwark User Council). He brings an immense amount of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the director role and we very much look forward to working with him.

Gwilym Harbottle
Chair of the trustees

Awayday Group Photo 2014

Members of Staff

Earl Pennycooke, Joint Interim Director & Manager of Southwark User Council

EarlEarl is an experienced manager of community based Mental Health services and substance misuse services. These services have been funded by the old PCT’s and Daat’s and supporting people and now CCG’s.

He has previous experience is managing day programmes for those afflicted with addictions which provided individual and group counselling. Also he managed a service that provided counselling for so called “dual diagnosis” and “personality disordered” service users. This service also provided a floating support service.

He also managed a service user involvement strategy for a charity and currently manages the Southwark User Council, which provides a platform for service users to have a voice and say in services that they receive.

He is a psychotherapist who has studied at the Philadelphia Association and in the final year of completing a psychoanalytical training at the Site of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Gloria, Information Service Manager

Gloria manages Lambeth and Southwark Mind’s information service, including our information line and our directory of mental health services. Gloria has worked at Lambeth and Southwark Mind since 2007, and was previously involved between 1991 and 1993. She has been a mental health service user for many years and has worked in mental health and disability charities for 20 years.

Kelly, Information Service Assistant

Kelly has worked at various advertising and media agencies in London for many years, however decided she wanted to make a complete career change into the charity sector working in mental health and domestic violence.
Kelly initially joined Lambeth and Southwark Mind as an Admin Volunteer in 2009.  In 2010 became Gloria Gifford’s Support Worker and in 2012 was offered the position of Information Service Assistant.
Now working solely as Information Service Assistant, Kelly assists in the management of the Lambeth and Southwark Mind’s information service, dealing with telephone calls and emails on our information line and updating our online directory of mental health services

Hanne Lee

HanneHanne runs the Women’s Forum at Southwark office.



Lambeth and Southwark Mind’s Board of Trustees

Gwilym Harbottle (Chair)

GwilymGwilym is a barrister with over 20 years’ experience. He practises from Hogarth Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London, where he chairs the management committee. His practice is predominantly in intellectual property law but also covers chancery and commercial matters.

John Prior (Co-Deputy Chair)

JohnJohn has used mental health services in Lambeth for many years. He is particularly skilled at keeping in touch and building links with other organisations in the borough.

Emily Georghiou (Co-Deputy Chair)

EmilyEmily is Policy Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which promotes and protects equality, human rights and good relations in Britain. She helps to develop and influence policy across local government, including civic and political participation, marginalised groups and health and social care. Emily has previously worked in Parliament, having studied politics and philosophy at Ruskin College, Hull and York.

Richard Bevan (Treasurer)

Richard-Bevan-mugshot11Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced company director. He is co-founder of, an online support group allowing members to find and connect with people who are suffering from a similar illness, disease or disability, or who are supporting someone who is. CarsonsCorner supports charities to improve the well-being of their organisation and the members they support. Richard has broad commercial experience and brings this knowledge to help oversee Lambeth and Southwark Mind’s financial management.

Mark Bertram

Mark-Bertram-243x300Mark works as a service manager for the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has many years’ experience of setting up, delivering and evaluating projects that help people increase their social inclusion, recovery and employment prospects. Mark has experience of using mental health services and is an ex-offender. He has a professional background as an occupational therapist and researcher.

Andrew Daw

Andrew is a scientist by background, with many years’ experience of using mental health services. Andrew runs Lambeth and Southwark Mind’s drop-in service on Friday afternoons.

Les Eliot

Les began his career as a company director at the age of 18. He worked in the textiles industry then moved into the film industry, producing films and building cinemas. Les has used psychiatric services for many years, and has experience of homelessness. He is involved with various voluntary services in Lambeth and Southwark, using his personal experiences to help others.

Claire Freeman

Claire-FreemanClaire is a solicitor specialising in commercial dispute resolution and litigation. She works at a leading international law firm and has broad experience dealing with High Court litigation, international arbitration and regulatory investigations. Claire has experience working for a charity providing advice on debt, social security, housing, employment and family law.

Dr Smarajit Roy

Smarajit is CEO and Director of Operations at City Waste Bioenergy Solutions. He has a PhD and MTech from Brunel University, and over 30 years’ experience in UK industries. Smarajit is an advisory board member of the London College of Business Management and Information Technology, and a lecturer in entrepreneurial management. He is a trustee of eight voluntary organisations in the UK.

Jeremy DawesJeremy





Alistair Edwards,  Reception and AdministrationAlistair Edwards



Anita Raja-Downes,  Information Service

Diane Sempare, Information Service

Doreen Duncan, Information Service

David Bradford, Information Service

Margaret Kesterton, Information Service

Darren Treacy, Information Service

If you’re a member of staff or a volunteer at L&S Mind and would like to appear on the People page, then please email your details (and perhaps a photo) to Kelly Boughtflower who will be happy to include you.