Pentreath Ltd. is overseen by our Board of Trustees who bring a wide range of experience and expertise and are responsible for the governance and sustainability of the organisation.
Johanna Harrison: Patron
Johanna’s professional life was in Public Relations, originally with Unilever’s PR agency, then independently for many clients including the Metropole Group of Hotels. She has been involved in many fund raising activities of various charities, instigating monthly Antique & Collectors fairs for Down Syndrome children and popularizing The Ephemera Society by organizing monthly fairs in Central London. On retirement, she worked at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and volunteered with the ‘Teach a Child to Read’ charity at a local school.
In addition Johanna studied with the Open University, gaining a BA honours degree, was secretary for her residents association and an active member of the events committee for the Bedford Park Society.
“I first became acquainted with pentreath in 2014 through the kindness of Liam Mannall, a trustee of the Charity, who befriended me after a serious motorway accident from which I survived physically unscathed but car-less. When the road was re-opened after two hours he went out of his way to deliver me safely to my destination in Devon before continuing his journey to Cornwall.
I have maintained my interest in the charity and greatly admire and appreciate its dedicated service to help those in the community with mental health problems.
“I am both deeply honoured and delighted to be the Charity’s Patron.”
Sadly, Johanna passed away peacefully at home in October 2021. She was our first patron and in so many ways it feels she is irreplaceable.
Her kindness and enthusiasm, and her generous support to Pentreath, will forever be remembered by those at Pentreath who had the good fortune to meet her.
Jason Coad: Chair
Jason is a farmer and accountant by trade and is the chair of our board. He brings a steady hand and an accessible style to our meetings and governance. He is also Chair of Governors for Bodmin Community College.
Mark Steer: Vice Chair
Mark has worked in health and social care for 37 years in England and New Zealand. Mark is a UK qualified mental health nurse and New Zealand qualified general and obstetric nurse. Mark’s career has included clinical, executive director and management responsibilities. During recent years Mark has practised as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Since retiring in 2016 Mark spends his time on his small holding in addition to supporting his local village activities and charity volunteering.
I have lived in Cornwall since 2007 and have been a Pentreath Trustee since 2009. I have a keen interest in the mental well being of young people and feel very proud to be part of Pentreath. I am continually impressed and humbled by the dedication of all of the Pentreath team.
Chris Hazell: Company Secretary
Chris has been involved with Pentreath since its beginnings in 1989 and was Deputy Chief Executive of Pentreath for many years. He brings a wealth of experience and a strategic overview of how the organisation has evolved.
David has been a Trustee of Pentreath since 2004. He qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1994 and has worked in a number of roles across both Cornwall and Devon over the years. He is currently employed as Head of Commissioning for North East and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group. David has also done some occasional Consultancy work for the World Health Organisation, mainly in Palestine and Albania where he wrote a Mental Health Nurse Training programme for Albanian Nurses.
David has lived in Lostwithiel for about 23 years with his daughters who are aged 23 and 21 and his partner, Kerenza, who works as a Practice Nurse. His eldest daughter is an accountant and his youngest daughter is at University, studying to be a Mental Health Nurse. His interests vary from running to watching Rugby and cooking – his roasts are legendary. David has also spent many years as a school Governor, but has recently stood down as the school he was a Governor at, and has recently joined a Multi Academy Trust.
I am a solicitor working for Coodes. I specialise in family work in particularly disputes over children and when social services are involved as well as mental health and court of protection. In my spare time I am an officer in Cornwall Army Cadets and I run Camborne detachment . I am married and have a teenage daughter.