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The Board of Directors

The Bridging the Gap board is constituted by Directors from Community Links.

Ruth Kettle

Ruth Kettle is proud to be Director of Bridging the Gap PD Services Limited and the Chief Executive of Community Links, a mental health charity pioneering life-changing mental health services. With over 200 employees and 1500 service users Community Links mission/vision is to ‘inspire hope and inspire change’.

Ruth spent over 10 years as an Operational Director at Community Links delivering innovative, client focussed community and residential services; with strategic responsibility for quality and performance. Ruth is an ambassador for the voluntary sector with over 25 years’ experience working in the sector in the field of health and social care. Previous roles have seen Ruth working across Yorkshire, Nottingham and Ipswich. Ruth is currently a Vice Chair of Volition, the third sector mental health network organisation for Leeds.

“Bridging the Gap is an innovative and exciting model of service delivery, breaking new boundaries in working with offenders with a diagnosis of personality disorder.”

Martin Horbury

Martin is the Director of Finance and Business Support at Community Links and is the newest addition to the Board, joining in November 2016.  At Bridging the Gap, Martin leads on all financial and business support matters including budgets, information governance, IT and payroll.

Prior to joining Community Links, Martin worked for a number of companies in a range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering and the service industry. He also worked in the Finance Department at St John Ambulance which gave him an insight into the not for profit sector.

“I’m really looking forward to being involved with Bridging the Gap and supporting the front line team to ensure they can deliver and develop their excellent therapy programmes such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.”