A leading mental health and wellbeing charity has appointed a new non-executive director to its board as it continues to offer increased support to people across the region.

David Rogers, Head of Finance at Marston’s PLC in Wolverhampton has joined The Kaleidoscope Plus Group as a non-executive director bringing the charity’s total number of trustees to 12.

Mr Rogers is a strategic business leader with a 25-year career working across numerous industries. Having spent the last 16 years in the hospitality sector, he has developed a people-focused passion for wellbeing and personal development.

Outside of work, he coaches, mentors, and advises schools and their students on career development strategies in his role as Lead Enterprise Adviser at The Black Country Careers Hub. He is also a non-executive director at GMS Group and Warrens Hall Riding School, and in May 2021, he published his first book ‘Fuelled, Fit and Fired Up’ which shares practical techniques that help to enhance people’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

He said: “I am hugely passionate about mental health and wellbeing and supporting organisations that provide services to those that need it in the local community. It was this that drew me towards the opportunity to work with the Kaleidoscope Plus Group to help deliver the charity’s long-term strategy and increase its profile within both the Black Country and beyond.

“I am looking forward to helping Chief Executive Monica Shafaq, the board and the wider team over the coming years.”

Earlier this year, the charity, which is based in West Bromwich, also appointed three new non-executive directors to its board, 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.

The appointments mean 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: “I am delighted to welcome David to our board. He brings a wealth of experience with him and his passion for mental health will only help strengthen the support we can offer people who need our services most.

“It is a real testament to the charity’s reputation that we have been able to attract such talent to our board of non-executive directors and I am really looking forward to working with the entire team as we strive to offer high quality mental health services and support to even more people over the months and years ahead.”