Senior Leadership Team
Our Senior Leadership Team ensures the direction and strategy set by our Board of Trustees is implemented effectively for the benefit of the users of our services. Between them they have many years of experience in delivering mental health services, running charitable organisations and working closely with socially excluded groups.
Linda Bryant, Chief Executive
Linda was appointed Chief Executive of Together for Mental Wellbeing in May 2018.
Linda first joined the organisation 16 years ago as a frontline Forensic Mental Health Practitioner and became Director of Criminal Justice Services at Together in 2014, joining our senior management team.
She has a 25 year history of working in the voluntary and community sector overall, having worked as a practitioner with people with mental health, personality disorder and complex needs since 1992 – in settings ranging from medium secure units to assertive outreach in the community.
During her time at Together, Linda has led the growth of our portfolio of criminal justice mental health services. Under her leadership, Together is now seen as an expert in the field of Liaison and Diversion and has become the leading provider of this service in the voluntary and community sector. Linda has also pioneered Together’s Pathways models of intensive intervention approaches for people with complex and multiple needs.
As a registered Forensic Psychologist, she has also brought her skills and expertise to support the wider organisation in working alongside our service users.
Linda is a member of a number of national networks and groups, including the advisory panel for the review of the Mental Health Act and the Reducing Re-Offending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3).
Linda is also the interim Company Secretary at Together for Mental Wellbeing.
Dee Anand, Chief Operating Officer
Dee was appointed as Together’s Chief Operating Officer in April 2019.
He has a long history with Together, having provided clinical supervision and reflective practice to the organisation – particularly within our Criminal Justice and Clinical and Recovery Focused Accommodation (CaRFAS) services. Prior to this, he worked in roles at Together as a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, service manager and most recently as Director of Criminal Justice.
Dee is the former Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology – a national division of the British Psychological Society – and is the only individual to have Chaired every senior executive committee in Forensic Psychology in the UK. He was also a Principal Lecturer and Programme Director in Forensic Psychology at more than one University, and an Expert Witness – having produced several hundred expert risk assessment reports in civil and criminal cases and appearing in courts across the country on a regular basis.
Dee has 20 years’ experience as a chartered Forensic Psychologist, with associated backgrounds in academia and business through running his own successful assessment and consultancy company.
Ian Hill, Director of Resources
Ian is the Director of Resources, with responsibility for Financial Management, Financial Services, Procurement, Property, Facilities and IT.
Ian joined Together for Mental Wellbeing in January 2019. His experience includes serving on the boards of an NHS Trust and a social housing provider, and he has also worked for a number of large corporates in a range of financial, operational service delivery and sustainability roles.
Liam Cole, Director of People & Organisational Development
Liam is responsible for Together’s HR and Learning and Development functions. As part of this he oversees employee relations, strategic and legislative planning and procedural development.
Liam also heads up the management side for the Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee.