Leadership team

New Head of HR – Mandy Bowers

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We’re very pleased to welcome Mandy Bowers to our Senior Management Team. Mandy started in June as our Head of Human Resources – a new post for Northpoint and a reflection of our rapid growth and expansion over the last few years. Mandy is an experienced HR leader and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She joins us with a wealth of experience in the private sector, and a passion for enabling people to see, unlock and achieve their potential. She also has a keen interest in adding value to her local community, and is a PRU governor and chair of a local scout group. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys photography, reading and walking – preferably in the Lake District, her spiritual home.

New CEO for Northpoint Wellbeing

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We are delighted to welcome Duncan Pearse as our new CEO at Northpoint Wellbeing, who starts his new role on 28 March. Duncan is an experienced Chief Executive who has worked across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Since 2019, Duncan has been Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour Training Ltd, based in Sheffield. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer at Flying Futures CIC, Director of National Citizen Service and Employability (Catch22), and National Programmes Lead at Catch22.

Duncan says: “I am very much looking forward to joining Northpoint Wellbeing and contributing to the great work that it does. Now, more than ever, people need the services that we deliver, and I am committed to ensuring we continue to deliver high quality services in the communities we serve.”

At the same time we say goodbye to Jon Davis, our current Director. Jon joined the organisation in 2005 when it was then Leeds Counselling, and has overseen its development into its current status as a significant provider of mental health services in Leeds and across Yorkshire. He has been a key contributor to the development of new and innovative services, particularly in primary care settings, and has been a powerful advocate for accessible and effective services. He will be much missed – and we wish him well in all his future endeavours.