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Trustees Week 2021 – Meet Paul Sinclair

The 1st – 5th November 2021 is Trustees Week!

Trustees’ week is an annual event to showcase the great work trustees do and how the dedication they give to charities truly makes a difference. We’d like to take this week to thank all of our Trustees for playing a vital role, volunteering their time, and working together to make important decisions about the work we do here at Rochdale and District Mind. 

If reading our stories this week has inspired you to become a Trustee, take a look at this page. We’re always looking at expanding the skills within our Board

Meet one of our Trustees, Paul Sinclair…

I’m a father, marketer, music-lover, and most recently a Rochdale and District Mind Trustee!

My home is Chester, where my wife grew up.  I was born in London, home for me until moving to North Wales as a teenager, and before heading back to the Capital after graduating from Lancaster University. My son was born in London (now aged 8) and my younger daughter (now 6) was born in Germany. Me and my wife have been together for almost 15 years.

My kids preoccupy most of my spare time, much of which is playing board games, embarking on min-adventures and learning karate together. In my own time, I’m usually found listening to music, taking photos, or badly attempting DIY – and when possible, I’m at a music gig, festival or the cinema.

My career plan was to study design, however I ended up heading to university to read Geography before making a last-minute change to focus on Marketing! Having always enjoyed being creative and following advertising, it was the perfect choice and has led to over 20 years of me working in the industry. I’ve been lucky to work for some big brands including Coca-Cola, Lloyds Banking Group and Adidas – with the latter involving a small stint abroad where my daughter was born.

Two years ago, I joined Zen and am now their Marketing Director. And it is there where I was introduced to Rochdale and District Mind. I’ve had an interest in mental health for many years, beginning from when I was approached by team members and colleagues who needed support, which at the time I was unable or not confident in giving. I trained as a mental health first-aider and joined company network groups to play a more proactive role in supporting others and promoting well-being.

I’m proud to be part of the Rochdale and District Mind family and have been incredibly impressed with its people and their commitment to the local community. I hope my interest, along with experience in marketing, business strategy and people development, will enable us to go from strength to strength.  




Posted on: 1st November 2021

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