Three new trustees appointed to the board at leading mental health charity

A leading mental health and wellbeing charity has appointed three new trustees as it continues to offer increased support people across the region.

Joining The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, based in West Bromwich, are Freelance Journalist Duncan Jones, Douglas Brown, Head of Marketing at MSC Industrial Supply Co. in Wednesbury, and Anu Gibson who currently leads customer strategy across Amey Utilities Services in Birmingham.

Their appointments mean the charity now has 12 trustees with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including marketing, business management, accountancy, financial services and psychotherapy.

Chief Executive Monica Shafaq said: “I am delighted to welcome Duncan, Douglas and Anu as trustees here at KPG. Between them, they have a wealth of experience in areas as diverse as journalism, marketing, communications, and customer services.

“It is a real testament to the charity’s reputation that we have been able to attract such talent and I look forward to working with them as we strive to offer high quality mental health services and support even more people over the months and years ahead.”

Duncan Jones spent 26 years as a full-time journalist with the BBC. As a sports reporter, he covered Olympic Games and World Cups. He continues to work as a freelance journalist.

He said: “I am delighted to join the board of the Kaleidoscope Plus Group and  feel privileged to have an opportunity to play my part in helping people with mental health issues.”

Douglas Brown has extensive experience in marketing and communications having worked for Brammer UK and now MSC Industrial Supply Co as Head of Marketing.

He added: “I decided to become a trustee because in any way I can I want to make the world a little bit better. KPG is a fantastic charity that builds important awareness about mental health, breaking down the stigma attached to it and supporting so many people in being the best version of themselves.”

Anu Gibson has spent over 20 years helping organisations build and deliver strategies to deliver great service for end users to drive business success.

She said: “Mental Health support is such a critical area of need now more than ever.  KPG’s work already makes such a difference and is so vital in this space, so I am thrilled to be joining the team to help their work continue to grow and succeed.” The charity is now looking for one more individual to join their board of trustees. The person should have a background in finance or accounting. For more information please email