Charity staff

Rebecca Gray

Rebecca Gray

Chief Executive

Rebecca is chief executive of Maudsley Charity. She is responsible for developing the charity’s strategic aims, leading its involvement in major projects and overseeing grant making and governance.

Rebecca joined the charity at the start of 2016 from The King’s Fund, where she was director of communications and information. She has worked in the health sector since 1997, initially at The Alzheimer’s Society. She has held senior roles at Monitor and at the Healthcare Commission as well as its predecessor organisation, the Commission for Health Improvement.

Director of Finance and Resources

Alexis Chapman

Director of Finance and Resources

In 2017 Alexis Chapman took up the role as the Director of Finance and Resources at Maudsley Charity. Alexis works closely with the Chief Executive and Trustees and is responsible for financial planning, investment and business strategy. Her role covers
a wide remit that includes finance, HR, property and business systems.

Alexis has more than 25 years’ experience in the UK charity sector, much of which has focussed on the humanitarian and development sector. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG, she spent 13 years with Save the Children UK, where she was Finance Director and then Marketing Director. Before joining the Maudsley Charity, she worked as a freelance consultant, interim manager and coach in a wide range of organisations in the not for profit sector.

Alexis is currently a Board Member of Christian Aid UK and the Chair of The Border Consortium, a Christian Aid partner working with the displaced people of south-east Burma. She is also a member of the Finance and Risk committee at Comic Relief and sits on the board of Christian Aid Ireland

Head of Grants

Dr David Blazey

Head of Grants

Dr David Blazey is head of grants at the Maudsley Charity. He is responsible for managing the charity’s grants programmes, working with potential applicants and those who are awarded grants at all stages of the process.

David joined the charity in 2011, while still working in a parallel role for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as head of social inclusion and recovery.

He has worked in the field of mental health and funding since 2007, having previously worked in adult and further education, latterly in management roles that included arts, regeneration and funding. David is a trustee of the Waddington Street Centre and UK representative of CARe Europe.

Communications Manager

Richard Morley

Communications Manager

Richard Morley is communications manager for the Maudsley Charity and is responsible for overseeing strategic communications and fundraising, he also holds overall responsibility for the organisation’s IT and technical infrastructure.

Richard additionally manages art strategy for the charity, working closely with our partners. He also supports and promotes the work of the ORTUS, a Maudsley Charity owned events, education, cafe and public access space based at the Maudsley Hospital.

Richard has previously worked at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and has more than 15 years’ experience working in the mental health sector.

Richard is a trustee of the Adamson Collection Trust, one of the major international collections of art objects made by people who lived in European long stay mental asylums.

Financial Accountant

Jing Li

Financial Accountant

Jing is Financial Accountant at the Maudsley Charity. Jing has worked for the charity since 2013, previously working for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Jing is a professionally Qualified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has gained extensive experience within the private and not for profit sectors. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with financial reporting standards, producing financial reports, building strong relationships and communicating effectively with Non-Financial professionals. Prior to joining Maudsley Charity Jing was a Financial Analyst.