Introducing our new Chair
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Gray as the HGI's new Chair.
Sue, who takes over from Dr Declan Lyons, is an accomplished Senior Health & Social Care Director and Clinician (Physiotherapy and Mental Health/Psychotherapy) with board level leadership, strategy, business, service development and turnaround experience, who has overseen the governance and performance of various organisations and team/people developments.
Sue has extensive health and social care services operational knowledge gained across children, young people and adult services in the Voluntary Sector, NHS (primary and secondary care) and Community Services, and is a champion of peer support models for mental wellbeing that empower people to transform their lives.
She is also Founder Director of a community interest company promoting mental wellbeing in Suffolk, a Trustee for two Charities, has a small HG practice and works as an independent Organisational Consultant. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, four of whom are home schooled.
Sue has been involved with the Human Givens organising idea for nearly 10 years as part her work at Suffolk Mind where she is still a part-time trainer of their Human Givens based workplace wellbeing products.
Sue says: "I'm excited to become more involved in Human Givens as the organising idea is the way I see life now! I wish to play my part in ensuring the ideas and training continue to get out into the world to the benefit of others. And for this to happen in a safe, effective and sustainable way, whilst keeping up to date with current experience and evidence."
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