News 4 November

XenZone Expands Board with New Appointments

From left to right: Judy Happe (CFO), Giles Alexander (CTO), Zoë Blake (CEO) and Annie Meharg (CCO)

Digital mental health pioneer XenZone announces it has expanded its board, with the appointments of Giles Alexander as Chief Technology Operator and Annie Meharg as Chief Commercial Operator. Meharg and Alexander join Zoë Blake, CEO, Judy Happe, CFO, and Founder Elaine Bousfield, as XenZone expands its leadership team in light of continued growth.

Zoë Blake commented: “It is our aim to make XenZone synonymous with digital mental health. Over our 17-year history we have demonstrated we can deliver early intervention support for both prevention and treatment safely and at scale. Giles and Annie join us as we look to unlock the unique data we hold to enhance our services and reach more people with the emotional wellbeing and mental health help they need.”

As CTO, Giles Alexander leads engineering and development across XenZone, developing technology to enable the expansion of services and realise the organisation’s ambitions for continued growth. His experience in developing apps, artificial intelligence (AI), growing technology teams and in human-centric design comes from time spent as CTO for fintech venture capital firm, Anthemis, and after several years as Head of Technology for ThoughtWorks Retail, part of the global agile software delivery company, ThoughtWorks.

Having spent the last two years leading global sales for French technology giant, Webhelp, Annie Meharg is resuming her career in the healthcare sector, which previously saw her leading commercial teams in The Priory and Serco. In the former, Meharg created and implemented its group digital strategy, as well as establishing links with children’s services and community healthcare organisations, including a significant partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the provision of CAMHS services.

At XenZone, Meharg will seek to extend the organisation’s existing footprint of over 95 CCGs, working closely with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities, healthcare trusts and strategic partners.

“We’ve built our reputation by focusing on delivering great services. Now it’s time to roll those services out to an even wider audience. Having Giles and Annie on board means we will realise our ambitious faster so we can support more children, young people and adults in need,” ends Blake.