CornerHouse has a board of Trustees who provide robust and professional direction over the performance of CornerHouse and its senior management team in the delivery of high quality and effective services. Trustees provide oversight, change management support, leadership development and accountability.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, you can help us ensure CornerHouse continues to develop. We are always interested in potential new Trustees who have skills that will enhance our work, particularly people with experience in legal matters, performance management or public sector commissioning.
Please contact our Chief Executive for an informal chat about the role and how to apply.
David Rye has a comprehensive history working in the mental health field. He has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and admitted to the Fellowship of the RCN for Services to Nursing Education. Some of his experience includes being a Director of Nurse Education, a Fellow in the Organisation of Nursing Management, Director of Professional Activities at the Royal College of Nursing and has undertaken various clinical posts in General and Psychiatric Nursing. His experience spans many organisations including NW Surrey Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust amongst others.
Currently David is the Chair of Trustees at CornerHouse as well as being honorary President of Woking Mind. Since 1994 David has been Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Society at Buckinghamshire New University and in 2015 was awarded an honorary fellowship there.
Independent health and social care consultant. Over 30 years experience of working in mental health services in the voluntary sector, the health service and local government.
Passionate about delivering outcome for vulnerable people with mental health issues as well as establishing preventative services that enable individuals to identify their strengths and become active citizens in their own communities.
The voluntary sector is crucial to establishing and maintaining socially inclusive local services that are non-discriminatory and open to all. CornerHouse is an excellent example of local community involvement in North West Surrey through its relationship with Woking Football Club and its leadership in pioneering Community Connections services.
My contribution to the Board is to advise on commissioning issues as well as supporting the range of services that CornerHouse deliver availing ourselves of opportunities to secure funding that will make CornerHouse the voluntary organisation of choice in North West Surrey.
Cath joined the Board as a Trustee in March 2016 having been the CornerHouse Chief Executive for the previous 2 years. Prior to working in the charity sector, Cath spent 21 years in the NHS primarily in health informatics. Cath worked at a number of acute Trusts and her last role was as Head of Information Services. Her work also included leading on modernisation programmes and project management.
I am a retired chartered surveyor having worked most of my career with the Prudential. I acquired my interest in mental health from my son who had built his interest at school. He bequeathed to me the chairmanship of Woking Mind. My experiences there showed me the enormous gap between the services that the statutory sector can offer and what is actually needed. From this grew the concept of CornerHouse, a concept developed through the skills and expertise of others. My interests lie in music, the study of science and religion and helping my wife run her dog rescue charity.