OUR PATRONS

President

Dr Roger Kennedy FRCPsych

Dr Kennedy is a psychoanalyst in private practice, a training analyst and Past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He was a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Family Unit, Cassel  Hospitalfor nearly 30 years. He now works at The Child and Family Practice, Wimpole Streetand Ashwood Associates, Woking. He is author of over a dozen books including Psychotherapists as Expert Witnesses (2005), The Many Voices of Psychoanalysis (2007) and a book of short stories, Couch Tales (2009).

Vice President

Mrs Lilias Gillies.

Mrs Gillies was Chief Officer with Haringey Community Health Council from 1977 until 1993 and was a member of Wandsworth Health Authority from 1973 until 1996. Lilias, a biologist who trained as a teacher in her early career, is an Associate Hospital Manager for South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, is also Hon Secretary of Wandsworth Older People’s Forum and an elder of the Church of Scotland.  Lilias was the Chair of CHT until stepping down in December 2007. She remained on the board until 2014

Honorary Patrons

General the Lord Ramsbotham GCB CBE

After retiring from the army in 1993 Lord Ramsbotham served as Chief Inspector of Prisons from 1995 till 2001. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005 and sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. Lord Ramsbotham is the President of the Koestler Awards scheme, Vice Chair of the all party Penal Affairs Group, president of UNLOCK, honorary fellow Corpus Christi Cambridge and sits on the advisory board of the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s London. He has written extensively on prisons and the military and recently help set up VIPA (Veterans in Prison Association).

The Lady Dannatt MBE

Lady Dannatt (Philippa) is the wife of  Lord Dannatt GCB, KCB, CBE, MC, ADC, until recently Chief of the General Staff and now Constable of the Tower of London. Lady Dannatt read Combined Arts at St Mary’s College,Durhamand married Sir Richard in 1977. She has played a key role alongside her husband in campaigning for better health provision for service personnel injured in conflict and for support offered to families visiting injured troops. She is a qualified counsellor with a particular interest in mental health issues, a Vice President of SSAFA Forces Help, and an active patron of a number of other charities.  Lady Dannatt has also been nominated as High Sheriff forNorfolkfor 2014.