Trustees

Dr Julia Blazdell

Julia is Education Consultant at The Institute of Mental Health and Service User Consultant at WLMHT Managed Clinical Network. Julia is a former patient of the Cassel.

Neville Manuel

Neville is an accomplished senior executive with over 15 years’ extensive experience operating at board level in the private, public and third sectors in both executive and non-executive roles. He is a skilled commercial leader with a proven track record in transformational change, developing and executing strategy, setting up joint ventures, launching new businesses and operational and P&L management in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors.

He currently sits on the boards of the West London Mental Health Trust and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He is also a founder director of a small independent film production company.

Dr Oliver Dale (Chair)

Oliver is Clinical Lead for the Personality Disorder Pathway and Consultant Psychiatrist at West London Mental Health Trust. He is a Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist.

Lesley Day

Lesley is an Adult Psychotherapist, Reflective Practice and Organisational Consultant. Previously, she was the Head of Service at the Cassel Hospital. She has published in the fields of policy, social work and psychotherapy.

Dr David W. Jones

David is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, with long standing research interests in psychosocial perspectives on mental health, offending and ‘personality disorder’.

Lady Joanna Knatchbull

Joanna has practised in the past as a psychotherapist, working mainly with young unemployed or low-waged people. She is currently trustee of several charities supporting the elderly, and the educational needs of the young.

Linda Stradins

Linda is Service Manager at the Cassel Hospital. She is a mental health nurse and previously worked in the armed forces before joining the NHS.

Brian Waters

Brian is principal of architects and planning consultants The Boisot Waters Cohen Partnership. He is chairman of the National Planning Forum and of the London Planning & Development Forum. In 2014, he became a member of the plan drafting group of the Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum.

Sir David Williams (Vice-Chair)

David represented Ham and Petersham on Richmond upon Thames Council from 1974 to 2014, and was Leader of the Council from 1983 to 2001.

Secretary: Dr Siriol Davies

Patron: HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO