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Board Members

Colin Fyfe (Chair)

Having worked for the National Australia Group (Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Brands in GB) for 29 years I moved to Darlington Building Society in April 2014 as the CEO.  I have lived in Scotland, Melbourne Australia, London, Manchester and Darlington whilst undertaking a variety of roles within the Financial Services Sector including Internal Audit, Corporate Banking, Corporate Credit, Marketing and Commercial Banking.  I joined the Board of Anxiety UK in late 2008 and thoroughly enjoy working with a group of people who make such a difference to people’s lives.

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Rose Beech

I have been involved with Anxiety UK since 2002 as a volunteer clinical hypnotherapist/counsellor. I joined the committee in May 2004. I also work for Self Help Services, as a facilitator of an anger management/social skills group. I am on the national register of hypnotherapists and psychotherapists, and am also a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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Carol Fare (Vice Chair)

I first became involved with Anxiety UK as a member during a period of anxiety and depression.  Following my recovery, supported by Anxiety UK services, I wanted to get more closely involved with the Charity to ‘give something back’ and joined the Board of Trustees.

I am a practising person centred counsellor working in a higher and further education college.  Prior to this I worked for 20 years in the NHS in business management.

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Kate Jury

Kate has been a long supporter of AUK having helped, in the past, to run social phobia support groups for service-users. Kate also has an ongoing commitment to the promotion of the acceptance of anxiety disorders in the workplace and is passionate about supporting AUK to continue to deliver the invaluable services that can help to change people’s lives. Kate works for Deloitte LLP as an Associate Director of their Healthcare Governance Practice, she specialises in board assurance, risk management and developing overall quality improvement in healthcare organisations. Kate is a keen badminton player and coach and is dedicated to promoting grass-roots badminton in schools.

Kate Jury

Jamie Bennett

Jamie has been involved in many different businesses over the past fifteen years where he has specialised in marketing and communication. He has experience in leading marketing and recruitment teams and hopes to share his knowledge with AUK. Twelve months ago, Jamie personally went through a difficult time and was diagnosed with GAD. Anxiety UK was an organisation that he turned to and he hopes that by working with them and raising more brand awareness, others may benefit from the great work being done at AUK.

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Sarah Calvert

Sarah’s relationship with the third sector blossomed during her time as President of Leeds RAG, one of the largest university fundraising societies in the country. Upon graduation, she began training to be a Chartered Accountant as an Audit Associate with Grant Thornton LLP and can’t wait to be fully qualified in 2017. The aims of Anxiety UK are very close to Sarah’s heart, as her partner has used the services for a number of years, so she is thrilled to be working with a charity which she knows have such a positive and direct impact.

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