Bharat Mehta is CEO of Trust For London, one of the largest charitable foundations tackling poverty and inequality in the capital.
Prior to taking up this post Bharat was Chief Executive of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (NSF, renamed RETHINK). He has also worked for the Medical Research Council; the National Council for Voluntary Organisations; and the Social Services Department of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. He is a board member of a number of organisations including: Home Group, one of the largest registered social landlords in the country; London Funders; the Social Justice and Human Rights Centre Ltd; and the Resource for London.
In the recent past, he has served as a board member of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; as non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust; and as chair of governors of Bowes Primary School. He has also served on numerous government and civil society commissions and advisory groups.
In January 2000, Bharat was appointed an OBE for services to NSF and the voluntary sector. In June 2016, he was appointed CBE for services to finance in the charitable and voluntary sectors, as part of the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours.