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Leadership team and structure


Executive Team

Kumar Kymal

Kumar Kymal

Chair USA

Kumar is delighted to be leading the growth of MindForward Alliance in the US. 

Andrea Blackman

Andrea Blackman

Vice Chair USA

Andrea has more than 30 years experience working with banks, asset managers, and technology vendors to build and transform businesses. 

Poppy Jaman OBE

Poppy Jaman, OBE

Executive Vice Chair Global

Poppy is the Founder of MindForward Alliance and leads on the expansion and closer integration of the Alliance.

Vicki Haxton

Vicki Haxton

Global Head of Events

Vicki manages the delivery of the Global Event programme and Global Summit at MindForward Alliance.


Steering Group

The Steering Committee of the US Chapter is composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, and 8 members, the majority of whom represent MindForward Alliance member organisations. We are a group led by business experts, guided by a commitment to focus on the strategy and direction specific to the US.

Advisory Group


The advisory group explore and recommend directions on key mental health and wellbeing topics, drawing on their personal experience and expertise. Members collectively cover a broad spectrum of areas impacting mental health and wellbeing, with practitioners representing wellbeing, mental health, US healthcare, DEI, data analysis, talent, legal, and industry.