Amo Kalar (Chair)
Since his first stint as an AUK helpline volunteer where he helped to set-up Destigmatize, our BME service, to now fighting for service user rights on Anxiety UK’s and other third sector boards, Amo Kalar has shown huge commitment anxiety and wider mental health issues. He is published widely, both in academic research and the media, on ethnicity and mental health/anxiety. Amo is a Chair of Anxiety UK’s board, as well as a board member of Advance UK and the Mental Health Helplines Partnership (MHHP). He works for the Home Office.
Colin Fyfe (Vice Chair)
I have worked for the National Australia Group (Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Brands in GB) for 24 years. I have lived in Scotland, Melbourne Australia, London and Manchester whilst undertaking a variety of roles within the Bank including Internal Audit, Corporate Banking, Corporate Credit and Retail Management, prior to recent roles as Head of Marketing for the group and Regional Director for the South East of England. I am currently the GB Director for People and Management Development. I joined the Management Committee of Anxiety UK in late 2008 and look forward to assisting the team in this increasingly vital area of people’s lives.
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.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist trained in a range of therapeutic modalities (primarily clinical hypnosis, NLP and EMDR), and a qualitative researcher with considerable experience in both the commercial and social policy arenas. As a therapist I work in private practice and see a very wide range of clients, especially people suffering from anxiety, depression, phobias and trauma. I am also a volunteer therapist for Anxiety UK. In my role as a Trustee I will be primarily concerned with clinical governance at a strategic level. I sincerely believe that no one should suffer in silence with any anxiety disorder because genuine therapeutic help is available. My ambition is to support Anxiety UK in reaching out to more people to bring relief, resolution and healing.
On a personal note I am a lifelong Tottenham fan and live under the happy delusion that one day we will win the Champions League.
Carol first became involved with Anxiety UK as a member during a period of anxiety and depression. Following her recovery, with support from AUK services, Carol wanted to get more closely involved with the charity to ‘give something back’ and joined the Board of Trustees.
Carol has worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years in various management roles. She is married to a dairy farmer and has two daughters.
Satish has several years of experience in accountancy and financial services, including four and half years at Deloitte as an auditor and tax adviser, and more recently as a valuation controller with HSBC. During his time at Deloitte he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), and gained considerable experience in the charity sector. This included auditing large charities and providing accounts preparation and tax compliance services to smaller charities.
Anxiety is a subject which has personal significance for Satish and he is passionate about making a contribution to Anxiety UK.
Charlotte became involved with AUK after meeting Carol at College where they were both studying for a counselling qualification. After learning of the great work AUK do Charlotte joined the Board in April 2013.
Charlotte has been a solicitor for 14 years and specialises in safeguarding/child protection.