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Wendy Bates has been appointed as Health in Mind's new Chief Executive.

Wendy has been with Health in Mind for 18 years working in various roles, she is currently its Depute Chief Executive. She takes over from Gwenn McCreath who has led the charity for the past fourteen years.

Be Morris, Chair of Health in Mind said:

‘We are delighted to announce Wendy Bates as Health in Mind’s new Chief Executive. The appointment has been made following a robust recruitment process carried out by the Board and an external advisor.

‘As Depute Chief Executive, Wendy has demonstrated the leadership and vision that’s needed to take the organisation forward and successfully build on the work carried out by Gwenn McCreath.

‘We thank Gwenn McCreath for leading Health in Mind for the last fourteen years. Under Gwenn’s leadership the charity has grown and developed its mental health and wellbeing services to reach and support more people to live the lives they want to live. The board wishes her well in her new role.’

Wendy Bates, incoming Chief Executive said:

‘I am proud and excited to be taking over as Chief Executive of Health in Mind. I am looking forward to continue to work with Health in Mind’s brilliant staff and volunteers to further grow our reach and services across Scotland.’