Private Sector Working Group

Following the success of the Mindful Nation UK report, the Mindfulness Initiative channeled grassroots enthusiasm for its workplace findings into a Private Sector Working Group. The group contains advocates from a range of different-sized companies, including BT, Ernst & Young, GE, GSK, Google, HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover. In 2015, group members worked with leading workplace mindfulness trainers to draft the 'Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace' document, which was downloaded over 10,000 times in the first six months.

The group currently meets in London (UK) about three times per year. In addition, there is a senior advisory board for those in high-level positions with a desire to contribute but without the capacity to take on specific tasks, or for those not based in the UK. If you would like to join the group, please contact us.

Working Group Chair 2017-18

Parham Antonio Vasaiely

Feature Strategy and Autonomous Driving Engineering Manager at Jaguar Land Rover


Working Group Chair 2015-17

Leonie Schell

Manager, People Advisory Services at Ernst & Young


Members of the group include:

Bruce Greenhalgh

Head of Employee Assistance at BT

Backy Hewitt

Director of People at Leeds Building Society


Debbie Jeremiah Debbie Jeremiah

Mindful Leader Program Manager at GE


Razeea LemaignenRazeea Lemaignen

Health and Resilience Specialist at GlaxoSmithKline


Mark Randall

Consultant, Former Director EMEA Futures Mandate Sales at RBS 


Senior Advisors include:

Tim MundenTim Munden

Chief Learning Officer at Unilever