Clare Milford Haven
Clare Milford Haven is a trustee and co-founder of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund (JWSMF), which is now James’ Place. The fund was launched in May 2008 by James' parents following his sudden and unexpected death at 21 years old. In November 2010, Clare initiated TASC (The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities) after bringing together a small group of like-minded charities in an attempt to work collaboratively by joining efforts. Clare is a member of The National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. The Group advises on the Government’s revised National Suicide Prevention Strategy published in September 2012 and revised in 2017.
Nick Wentworth-Stanley DL
Nick is the co-founder and trustee of The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund, now James' Place. Nick has been CEO of several businesses in the City, principally within the insurance sector. He is now a venture capitalist helping early stage businesses develop to their full potential. He was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2013/14 and is Chairman of the Worcestershire Community Foundation.
Harry is a director at a private equity firm specialising in real estate investment and development. Harry is passionate about challenging the stigma and changing the conversation around mental health, having lost his older brother James to suicide in 2006. He is a devoted trustee of James’ Place, the suicide prevention charity set up in his brother’s memory. In 2016-17 he led a four-man team in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, an unsupported transatlantic rowing race from the Canary Islands to Antigua, raising over £650,000 for James’ Place to help fund its first centre in Liverpool.
Professor Tamar J Thompson OBE
Professor Thompson’s impressive career in health began over 40 years ago when, straight after completing her training as a nurse, she quickly progressed to Ward Sister. She also held roles of Director of Nursing and Quality, Workforce and Service Improvement at two Strategic Health Authorities and a NHS Acute Trust followed by a number of key roles at Director level at West Midlands Regional Office. Tamar’s outstanding work led to her appointment as the first female Chief Executive of an Ambulance Trust.
Dr Victor Chua
Victor is a medical doctor and management consultant. Prior to Mansfield Advisors, which he co-founded in 2013, he led another firm's healthcare team for 10 years and over 200 projects. Victor was previously a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s London office where he worked mainly in pharmaceuticals. His clinical career in the NHS was mostly in the East Anglian region where he was an ophthalmic surgeon. He holds a MB BChir from Cambridge University and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is a Steward of the Hurlingham Polo Association.
Peter Flynn MVO
Peter served as an officer in the Parachute Regiment for 25 years; the final two years in the Royal Household as Equerry to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, with much interaction with the Prince’s charities. Now a Director at the professional services firm PwC, Peter specialises in career transition, senior talent management, general consulting, communications and facilitating strategy planning sessions for Not for Profit organisations. He is on the board of a number of charities, including Supporting Wounded Veterans, the PwC Foundation and is Vice Chair of the Royal National College for the Blind. He is the Programme Director for The Klosters Forum, a Swiss based environmental forum. Peter also mentors a number of individuals who are facing up to the challenges of PTSD.
Mr Steve Aspinall
Steve is a trustee of James’ Place. He founded Aspinall Capital Partners, Aspinall Bank and Portunes Capital having previously worked for blue chip financial institutions in both Europe and Asia. Steve's life has been directly impacted by suicide and its prevention is something he is extremely passionate about.
Professor Rory O'Connor
Professor Rory O’Connor is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, one of the leading suicide and self-harm research groups internationally. Rory is also President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the largest suicide prevention organisation globally.
Richard Swallow is Head of the Disputes and Investigations Group at law firm Slaughter and May. Richard also drives activity in Thrive, the firm’s mental health and wellbeing network as a visible supporting partner.