Our Team

Meet our trustees, senior leadership team and patrons


Our trustees are volunteers with a broad range of experience who give up their time to help us run Cruse.

tony hawkhead

Sir Tony Hawkhead


Tony has worked as a CEO for national charities for more than 25 years, including with Action for Children from 2014-18 and Groundwork UK.

Maureen Bradley

Mo Bradley

Vice Chair, Network and Cruse Council

Mo Bradley has worked in the care, support and housing sectors for all of her career.

mary o hagan

Mary O'Hagan

Trustee and Vice Chair

Mary is currently Fundraising Director at Mencap, a charity supporting people with a learning disability across the UK. She has been working in fundraising and sales roles for more than 14 years and has proven experience of leading teams to transform income in a number of charities.

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Gerard Jacques

Trustee, Whistleblowing Lead

Gerard has held a number of Senior HR roles in a number of sectors including Head of HR at Gatwick Airport, Head of HR Operations at Premier Foods. Additionally, he is a volunteer for Crisis.

Lei Wei


Lei is currently working as Director of Finance at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Before joining NHS, Lei spent over six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers London, working on audit and assurance reviews across a wide range of commercial and public sector clients.

angela gannon

Angela Gannon


Angela has spent her career working in Social Services for Adults and has many years of professional experience at executive level within the Health and Social Care sector.

Cruse trustee Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh


Mary is a senior communications specialist with extensive experience of leading communications in a range of high profile organisations including Eurostar and Lloyds Banking Group.

Liz Crussell


Liz has worked in both the private and public sector in a variety of roles. A Cruse volunteer since 2011, she brings that experience and regular contact with clients to the role of trustee.

Vijay Patel


Vijay has worked across the children’s and adult care services throughout his career in a range of operational and strategic roles.

Mabinty Esho


Mabinty is the Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Comic Relief. Prior to this role she was the EDI lead for the Evelina London's Children hospital at Guys' and St. Thomas' Trust. Mabinty has breadth of experience working in the EDI space across both private and public sector organisations.

Juliet Armstrong


Juliet has over 30 years’ experience of large-scale transformational change and digital transformation. She has worked with Boards and senior leadership teams in over 20 FTSE 100/250, public and private-equity backed organisations across many sectors. As a partner she helped to grow a successful international management consultancy and is currently a NED at South West London and St. Georges mental health NHS trust. She has also been a Trustee at The House of St. Barnabas in Soho and The Makaton Charity.

Kate Mozzicarelli


Kate has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer working in legal and financial services. She has significant corporate and regulatory advisory expertise and has been involved in advising boards on corporate governance standards and practices for many years. Kate was previously a trustee of Relate London South-West and has been involved with several other charity organisations. She currently works as European Counsel for an investment bank based in Frankfurt and prior to that worked for a law firm in the City.

Senior Leadership Team

Our Chief Executive and directors are responsible for the day-to-day running of Cruse.

Lucy Harmer

Chief Executive

LinkedIn: Lucy Harmer
Email: [email protected]

Andy Langford

Andy Langford

Clinical Director

LinkedIn: Andy Langford
Email: [email protected]

Karen Wilson

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Devolved Nation Leads

Thelma Abernethy

Head of Cruse Northern Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Our patrons

baroness kramer richmond park

Baroness Kramer of Richmond Park