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.
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.