Charity Leadership

John Diamond, CEO

BA (Hons.), MA in Therapeutic Child Care, MA in Consultation & The Organisation.

John Diamond, CEO

BA (Hons.), MA in Therapeutic Child Care, MA in Consultation & The Organisation.
John Diamond

John is CEO of the Mulberry Bush Organisation. His working career has been in residential therapeutic work with children and young people. John has published papers and lectured in the UK and internationally on this work.

He is founder and Chair of the International Centre for Therapeutic Care, Editor of The Therapeutic Care Journal, Chair of the Dartington Centre for Social Policy and a Trustee of The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities. John has trained in group work at the IGA, the Tavistock, and with OPUS, and has an MA in ‘Therapeutic Child Care’ (Reading University) and an MA in ‘Consultation and the Organisation; Psychoanalytic Approaches’ ((D10) Tavistock Clinic and UEL).

Email John Diamond, or call him on 01865 594730

John Turberville, COO

BSc, Int. Cert. in Family Therapy & MA in Therapeutic Child Care

John Turberville, COO

BSc, Int. Cert. in Family Therapy & MA in Therapeutic Child Care
John Turberville

Having been the Director since September 2006, John has recently changed role to become Chief Operating Officer. In this new role John will be developing the range and reach of the charity’s services, whilst ensuring they all remain focused on delivering a high quality service underpinned by the three core values of the charity: Collaborative Working, Psychodynamic Approach and a Reflective Culture.

He made the career move to therapeutic child care at the Mulberry Bush in 1994, having worked in business in central London.

John is also the chair of the Community of Communities at the College Centre for Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Community of Communities runs a standards and accreditation network for 80 Therapeutic Communities for children and young people and adults, both in the UK and abroad. He is a Therapeutic Community (TC) specialist in the auditing of TC Prisons.

John is developing the charity’s focus on linking teaching, research and practice to ensure that the services offered remain of the highest quality and deliver excellent outcomes.

Email John Turberville, or call him on 01865 300202 ext. 229

Joanna Mitchell, Head of Fundraising

Joanna Mitchell, Head of Fundraising

Jane Smiley

Joanna manages the fundraising for the organisation.  She works at the Mulberry Bush two days a week, organising events and keeping in touch with our generous donors, patrons, supporters and fundraisers.

Email Joanna Mitchell, or call her on 01865 594730

Hugo Pickering, Head of Strategic Marketing

Hugo Pickering, Head of Strategic Marketing

Hugo Pickering

Hugo manages the organisation’s immediate and longer term marketing needs. He works three days a week for the organisation.

He looks after the organisation’s marketing, website, CRM system and provides technical and strategic business consultancy services for the longer term needs of the organisation.  He also manages The Therapeutic Care Journal (previously the Children Webmag).

Email Hugo Pickering, or call him on 07836 689881

David Bowman, Director of Finance

David Bowman, Director of Finance

David Bowman

David is Director of Finance working at the Mulberry Bush two days a week. He acts as part-time finance director for a small number of organisations.

He is a chartered accountant who initially worked in audit for Grant Thornton and was then Finance and HR Director of Oxford Lasers before taking on a portfolio of part-time appointments.

He is also a non-executive director of Shared Interest, which lends into the fair trade network and chair of CORE which seeks to protect human rights and the environment in relation to the global operations of UK companies.

Email David Bowman, or call him on 01865 300202