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Learn about brain injuries, the rehabilitation journey, from diagnosis and treatment to the ongoing support and independence.
The Brain Injury Linkworker Service is based on the belief in equal and fair access to neurorehabilitation for all. Learn how we can support your organisation.
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The Brainkind board brings together a combination of clinical specialism and financial expertise. The board meets regularly throughout the year to devise innovative ways to improve the organisation.
Kathryn has over 25 years of work experience, with 10 in fund management and investment analysis and 15 in NGO leadership at the Board level. Her contributions have included serving as Chairman of the Board at Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre, Hong Kong and as Founding CEO of the Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong – a platform for tri-sector cooperation of government, business and local NGOs. Kathryn shapes collaboration, managing multi-disciplined teams to deliver transformation for business and other organisations at the most senior level by adding value in strategic development, innovation management and operational organisation. Kathryn is an inclusive leader and a champion and advocates for rapid innovation, holistic healthcare within the community, and social welfare.
Eve has nearly twenty years of financial services experience across investment banking, asset management and consulting. Previously she worked to design structured fund solutions for institutional clients at Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Barclays. Eve is a private equity consultant on projects related to investor relations, responsible investing and sustainability/ESG (environmental, social and governance) policy/strategy design. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and is a candidate for a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge.
Matt James is the Chief Executive of The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), an independent, government-mandated source of information about private healthcare, working to empower patients to make better-informed care provider choices. Matt established PHIN in 2012 and has played a leading role in the sector for over 12 years, especially in forging closer relationships between private and public healthcare.
Before PHIN, Matt was Chief Executive of the Private Hospitals Alliance and has previously held executive strategy and commercial roles with Care UK and Nuffield Health, two of the UK's leading providers. Matt has served as Vice-Chair of the NHS Partners Network, the representative organisation for independent providers of NHS services. Before entering healthcare, Matt was a management consultant with AT Kearney, where he developed expertise in data analytics and change management.
Caroline is a highly experienced NHS commissioner with a 30-year career history of working with mental health, learning disability, autism and acute service providers operating at borough, regional and national levels. Caroline is currently the Regional Director of Commissioning at NHS England and Improvement, South East Region. She is responsible for strategically leading and overseeing the direct commissioning and transformation of NHS primary care services, specialised services, health and justice services and NHS public health services in the South East region.
Caroline has an in-depth understanding of issues relating to mental health services, learning disabilities and autism provision. She has created and led several teams, including the first dedicated mental health commissioning team in London, an integrated acute and mental health specialised commissioning function for south London and most recently, a high performing Covid-19 vaccination programme team in the South East region.
Marianne Waite is the Director of Inclusive Design at Interbrand. Marianne has worked in several leading creative agencies over the past 12 years. Her clients include Burberry, Essitys, and the Ministry of Defence. In 2016, Marianne founded Think Designable, an agency thought leadership collective. They aim to improve society's relationship with disability and difference by promoting inclusive product and service development and communication.
Marianne has shared her work at events worldwide, including The Women's Forum Global Meeting, the GG2 Diversity Summit and The United Nations. Her career to date has earned her a place on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2017, The Women of The Future Awards for Media 2017, A Woman of Tomorrow Award 2018, as well as a place on the Campaign 50 Trailblazers of the Future list 2018 & BIMA Hot 100 list 2018. Marianne is also an Associate Fellow of The Royal Commonwealth Society and is the UK Government's Disability Sector Champion for Brand and Design.
Stephen's career began in local government, in three inner-London social services departments, managing a range of direct care services. He then moved to the NHS, working as a health care commissioner (HIV, Substance Misuse, Health Promotion, and Primary Care) in north central London. He worked at the Department of Health for about 15 years in various roles: private secretary to the Secretary of State for Health; Head of the National Cancer Programme, outsourcing NHS Logistics; and Chief of Staff for Sir David Nicholson, former NHS Chief Executive. Following a two-year secondment to NHS Sutton and Merton as Programme Director for a £280m whole health economy reconfiguration programme, he led the production of the 2011 cross-Government Mental Health Strategy, 'No Health without Mental Health'.
Stephen currently works for the Greater London Authority's health team in March 2018 on secondment from NHS England, where he heads up health and care policy and partnership work, supporting the Mayor of London's role in championing and challenging the NHS to deliver safe and consistent services to Londoners. Stephen had previously worked at NHS England (London Region), leading the specialised services transformation programme and retains a part-time role there. Stephen has a first degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Imperial College London.
Richard is a chartered accountant and has been a partner at Ernst & Young for over 30 years, working with clients from privately owned to UK FTSE companies. He has experience working with Boards and management across several sectors. Richard was previously a trustee of Victim Support, the largest provider of services to victims of crime in England & Wales. He is also a trustee of The Challenge, a social inclusiveness charity.
We’re a team of compassionate, ambitious people working together to improve the lives of those who rely upon us. And we love seeing the difference we can make and the challenges that the people we support to overcome.
People with brain injuries and other neurological conditions have unique needs. To help as many people as possible, we have a network of neurological centres, assessment and rehab services, and community support services across the UK.