Sue Hawker

Meet our chair

It is an honour to serve as chair of the board of trustees for West Sussex Mind and to help the charity continue to develop its vital services.

I have worked in local government for 39 years, managing a range of public services in various counties across the country. I retired in 2016, having worked for West Sussex County Council for 23 years as head of libraries, archives and registration services, head of democratic services, director of business change and director of community services.

Throughout my career I have been passionate about improving the opportunities for individuals and improving services and localities wherever possible. I have valued contributing to this through my time on West Sussex Mind’s board, which I joined in 2016. I was also vice-chair for two years.

I have had personal experience of mental health issues, both through my family and from having postnatal depression myself when I became a mother.

My aim is to ensure service users remain at the heart of our charity and that we continue to work in partnership with them and other organisations to provide the best possible support services.

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