New non-executive director appointed to the board at leading mental health charity

A Black Country-based sales director is the latest person to be appointed as a non-executive director at a leading mental health charity.

James McKeeever, Group Sales Director at Sovereign Business Solutions Group Limited in Halesowen, has joined The Kaleidoscope Plus Group as a board member, bringing the charity’s total number of trustees to 11.

Mr Mckeever is a sales and marketing professional who has worked within the business supplies industry since 1998. He joined Sovereign in his current role in 2016 helping to deliver excellence in supplies and customer experience across the UK.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join the team at Kaleidoscope and humbled for the opportunity to help and assist the charity in its mission.

“For far too long mental health has had a stigma attached to it which needs to be addressed. This can all start with a simple conversation and lending an ear. It’s important people know it’s ok not be ok and that they don’t have to struggle in silence.

“KPG has the resources, time and tools to help anyone experiencing mental ill health and I am looking forward to supporting them on all levels and getting involved as much as possible in raising awareness and funds to keep this exceptional charity moving in the right direction and more importantly, helping even more people.”

Last month the charity, which is based in West Bromwich, appointed David Rogers, Head of Finance at Marston’s PLC in Wolverhampton, as its latest Non-Executive Director. 

The latest appointment means the charity now has a board with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including marketing, business management, accountancy, financial services and psychotherapy.

Chief Executive Monica Shafaq said: “We are delighted to have James join our board of Non-Executive Directors. He brings with him a huge amount of knowledge, expertise and skills and we look forward to him supporting our vision and mission so that we can continue to support even more people struggling with mental ill health.

“We have exciting plans for the future and it’s wonderful to see so many talented people who want to play a leading role in the work we do.”