AMH Board behind good governance award – Chief Executive

Action Mental Health is delighted to have scooped a trophy in this year’s Leadership and Governance Awards. The awards, organised by the VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3 and Volunteer Now, recognise voluntary organisations’ efforts to improve governance.

AMH won in the large category of the 2018 round, one of three categories, including small and medium-sized third sector organisations. Chief Executive David Babington attributed the win to the dedication of the charity’s Board of Directors.

Nora Smith, CEO, CO3 commented: “The Governance and Leadership Awards have substantially grown in profile.  Now in their 3rd year this is the perfect platform to recognise and reward leadership and good governance at Board level.  We all know that charity governance makes a huge difference and by sharing examples of truly inspirational boards through these Awards it is fantastic recognition of their leadership, commitment and hard work.

“By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, we want to demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more of the lives of its beneficiaries.  I am delighted to announce that in tandem to the overall prize, every nomination to the Awards this year will receive complimentary membership to the CO3 Trustee Network for the year.”

Chief Executive David Babington accepted the honour by paying tribute to Action Mental Health’s Board of Directors. “It’s great to see Third Sector leadership and governance being recognised. Hats off to all our board, who freely give of their time and expertise, and it is to them we are indebted for this award.

“The win is further testament to their great dedication and commitment in supporting Action Mental Health’s mission to support and promote positive mental health in Northern Ireland.”

Marie Ireland, Investec presents the award to Action Mental Health’s Chairman Peter Fitzsimmons and Chief Executive David Babington.


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