Bharat Mehta OBE
Bharat Mehta is the Chief Executive of the City Parochial Foundation, a funding body established in 1891 to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of London.
Before taking up this post, he was Chief Executive of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (NSF, renamed RETHINK), one of the largest British mental health charities working with severely mentally ill people, their carers and relatives. He joined NSF as Director of Development in 1989 and became its Chief Executive in 1993. He has also worked for the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Council for the Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Prior to joining NSF, he was a Principal Officer in the Social Services Department of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Bharat is a trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. From 1999 to 2005 he was the chair of governors of Bowes Primary School, a local state school in North London.
In January 2000, he was awarded an OBE for services to NSF and the voluntary sector.