A former Dorset Mind Trustee, Marianne took the role of Chief Executive formally in September 2017. Marianne has enjoyed a varied career within charitable, health and social care organisations for over 20 years.
Throughout her career, Marianne has always held a keen interest in the quality of services provided to people with mental health difficulties. In all her roles she has been exposed to a variety of issues faced by people who need support, people who provide support and the organisations that surround both.
Marianne has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of multi-agency service provision, the commissioning, procurement and bidding processes involved in formal service provision and the difficulties faced in securing resources for informal/charitable service provision or support.
Marianne is a passionate advocate for changing the way we view and talk about mental health and believes that everyone should have an equal opportunity to live life to the full regardless of whether they live with a mental health condition or not.