Governance

Governance is the responsibility of the members of the Management Committee, who are the trustees of the unincorporated charity, and all of whom are unpaid volunteers.

David Livesey (chair) has for over 25 years been a member of panels dealing with the legal rights of those who are covered by the Mental Health Act. He also has extensive local and national experience of charity governance and management in a variety of different settings.

The Rev’d Dr Robert Mackley is Vicar of Little Saint Mary’s, an Anglican parish in the centre of the city. The parish has supported mental health work for many years, especially through the Friends of Fulbourn Hospital with whom it has a long connection.  The parish hosts a monthly lunch for sufferers from dementia and their carers, he is a founder member of the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project and previously has hosted mental health chaplaincy and play and poetry reading groups. He has been a member of the Friends’ Committee since 2015.

Guendalina Ottaggio joined the board of trustees of the Friends of Fulbourn in 2020. Among her contributions to the charity, she developed and redesigned the new website for the Friends. Originally from Italy, she has lived and worked in multiple countries while working as an International Sales Manager.  She has a Master in Marketing and Brand Management and a Master’s degree in Communication. As well as being a proud mum of two young children, she is active in her local community and has a true passion for gardening and homemade food.

Christina Rowland-Jones M.B.E. (President) is a carer, and has been involved in mental health work in a voluntary capacity for over forty years, many as a Mental Health Act associate manager. For a number of years she chaired the Cambridge Community Health Council’s mental health study group, was their Lay representative on the Cambridge District Medical Ethics Committee and a Carer member of the Steering Group which established what is now the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust. From 1999 to 2009 she chaired the ‘Friends of Fulbourn Hospital’; her interest in the benefits of the creative arts for the mentally unwell led to the development of their Millennium Arts Project and in 2005 the establishment of a separate charity, ‘Arts and Minds’, of which she remains a Founding Director.

Geraldine Owen (Vice Chair) is a Clinical Psychologist by background. She spent her working career in the NHS, mainly helping people with serious mental illnesses. Later in her career she was the Director of Psychological Services for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust, and was involved in the governance processes of the Trust. She has also served as a member of the management teams for several local mental health charities.

Clive Brown is a retired solicitor and a member of the Parish of Little St Mary’s. He is the Treasurer of the Charity.

Robert DeWolf is a Software Engineer and Project Manager. Originally from Canada, he has lived in Cambridge arriving to study Physics in 1982.  Robert became involved in mental health through starting starting up (along with Tim Wheatley) the Forum Lunch Club at Little Saint Mary’s church in 2013.

Pat Mungroo was a registered Mental Health nurse with 30 years of experience, much of which was spent working at Fulborn Hospital. He has an MSc in Clinical Criminology from Leicester University, and is currently completing his doctoral studies with Jindal Global University, with his research focusing on the effects of drug use on the behaviour of mental health patients and its impact on the criminal justice system. For ten years, Pat served as Magistrate in Cambridge Magistrates Court. He has been a strong supporter of FOFH since 1995, having served as a committee member for a number of years.