The Trust are pleased to announce that Bal Claire has been appointed as Deputy Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Bal has been with the Trust as a Non-Executive Director since January 2023 and is the Managing Director of his Management Consultancy company, MyQonsult, supporting organisations across a broad range of industry sectors to drive strategic growth. Bal is Chair of the global warehouse logistics consultancy – Swi-tch. Additionally, he is also an Associate at the international consultancy firm Alumni Services and an Independent Member of the Governing Council at the University of Warwick.

Previously Bal had a hugely successful career at BT. Starting as an apprentice he worked his way through to senior director roles leading large-scale strategic business transformation. His path from apprenticeship to Senior Executive has taught him the value of good coaching and mentorship in helping people fulfil their potential. He is a huge advocate of apprenticeships and the strategic value of vocational skills to the UK economy. Bal brings great knowledge, experience and expertise to BSMHFT.

Bal said:

“I’m delighted to be appointed to the Deputy Chair role at Team BSMHFT at this important time in the organisation’s development. I’m passionate about delivering amazing service user experience, helping everyone in the organisation fulfil their potential, which in turn will help ensure our success.”
Bal Claire, Deputy Chair