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Our team

Widely respected in mental health, we’re a well-established provider of support services. Let’s improve mental-health support together.

Our team

Meet the people who provide our leadership, and find out more about their experience and passion for the work we do.

Duncan Pearse

Chief Executive Officer

My vision is for us to provide the very best, most appropriate, mental health support to the people who come to us for help. We have great foundations and will build on them to make sure this happens. I work closely with our board of trustees and senior management team to bring this vision to life.

Experience of mental illness in my own family means the expertise and dedication we have at Northpoint also has personal significance.

Hazel Burleigh

Director of Adult Services

My background is in mental health, and I'm trained in TA psychotherapy.

Working at Northpoint means I can bring my management skills and therapy roots together, supporting our managers and practitioners to deliver services that are high quality and based on what we know works.

I'm also passionate about raising awareness around dyslexia and the menopause.

Helen McGlinchey

Director of Children and Young People Services

I've been with Northpoint since 2006 and have seen the organisation grow considerably. I think this is due to us focusing exclusively on mental health and developing innovative new services. I hold senior operational and strategic responsibility for all our Schools services, as well as being their clinical lead.

I really value how client-centred, responsive and supportive our staff are in their work with children, families and schools.

Mandy Bowers

Director of People and Culture

I'm responsible for all things people, making us a different place to work - different in a good way! I bring many years of experience in HR to Northpoint. Since joining, I have been blown away by the level of commitment and energy from everyone I meet.

I'm also a school governor and have seen first-hand how important children’s mental health is, especially since Covid-19.

Rose Kearns

Director of Business Development

My aim is to find opportunities that enable us to apply our values, agility, and ability to innovate, to make improvements in the wider mental health system. I enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues, partners and commissioners to solve problems that meet people’s needs.

Joining from a national charity, with previous roles at global consulting engineering and law firms, I bring my own lived and varied professional experience to the role.

Martin Horbury

Director of Finance

I am responsible for the core finance function as well Northpoint’s IT systems and wider governance areas, such as health and safety. I have many years’ experience working in the commercial sector and for charitable not-for-profit organisations. My aim is to support our operational teams to deliver the best experience of mental health support.

It’s incredibly rewarding to work for an organisation that has a strong values-based culture aligned to ambitious plans to develop and grow.