Chair, Dr David O’Flynn
David is Chair of the Adamson Collection Trust. Dr O’Flynn is a Consultant Psychiatrist and works at Lambeth Hospital, part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. David is also a Trustee of the Bethlem Gallery.
Secretary, Richard Morley
Richard is Treasurer and has been a Trustee since 2015. Richard is the Head of Communications for the Maudsley Charity and is responsible for overseeing strategic communications.
Richard additionally manages art strategy for the Maudsley Charity, working closely with partners, including Bethlem Gallery and Bethlem Museum of the Mind. 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 Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the mental health sector.
In 2013 Richard founded the Maudsley Long Gallery through a charitable grant from the Maudsley Charity. In 2020 Richard became a Freeman of The Stationers’ Company, the City of London Livery Company for Communications and Content Industry senior executives.
Trustee (Treasurer) Dr Val Huet
Val trained in sculpture at Camberwell School of Art and qualified as an Art Therapist in 1986. She introduced art therapy to community mental health services and went on to head the arts therapies department at Springfield Hospital, London. She later worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and taught on the art therapy training at Goldsmiths’ college for twelve years. She is a qualified Group Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant.
Val is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the British Association of Art Therapists, a post she has held since 2003. She also works freelance as an organisational consultant and supervisor. She co-founded the Art Therapy Practice Research Network in 2000 and has been actively leading it since. Val has lectured internationally in France, Russia, Spain, Greece, Singapore and China. Between 2004 and 2014, Val was the Chair of Claremont, an award-winning project providing arts therapies, arts for health and wellbeing activities to older people. Val was a board member of the London Arts in Health Forum from 2011 to 2017 and is also a member of the advisory group for Paintings in Hospitals. In 2015, Val completed a PhD on art therapy groups for work-related stress and has published widely. Val’s art practice remains active and at present focusses on life drawing and sculpture.