The Forum Trust CEO Chris Gribble appointed a Trustee of Norfolk and Waveney Mind
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Gribble, the CEO of The Forum Trust, as a trustee of Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Dr Gribble brings a wealth of experience to our Trustee Board. Before taking on his role at the Forum, he was CEO of the National Centre for Writing, where he led Norwich’s successful bid to become the world’s sixth UNESCO City of Literature and raised £2.2m to create a home for NCW at Dragon Hall on King Street. While there, he worked with local and national partners using the power of writing, words and stories to support mental wellbeing, social cohesion, community and personal development.
Louise Jordan-Hall, chair of Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s Trustee Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to our Board. I have worked with Chris in my role as Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk Culture Board and know what a wide range of experiences and connections he is bringing us. He will be a valuable asset to the whole organisation and we are very fortunate he is so keen to join us in the next phase of our strategy developments.”
Dr Gribble said: “It’s a real honour to join the Norfolk and Waveney Mind Board at such a critical and exciting time in its development. The work the whole team does is amazing and has never been so vital. I am delighted to be able to offer my personal and professional capacities and networks to support the NWM mission to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.”
Alongside Mrs Jordan-Hall and Dr Gribble, Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s trustees are Duncan Double, Nick Francis, Graham Goodwin, James Ingham, Namita Matkar, Jules Steed and Janice Warford.
Dr Gribble also sits on the Boards of Norwich Business Improvement District, Norwich Cultural Compact and the Norwich 2040 Vision Board. He has a PhD in German Philosophy, is training to be a counsellor and volunteers for Samaritans.
At the Forum Trust he oversees the running of the Forum, a landmark location that receives over one million visitors a year and houses the Millennium Library, BBC East, Norwich BID, CAB Norwich, a café, restaurant and two galleries and an auditorium. It supports a year-round programme of events including Norwich Science Festival, Norwich Games Festival, Norfolk Makers Festival and Norfolk and Norwich Heritage Open Days.