Psychiatry UK, the UK’s leading online psychiatric service, has appointed Nell Montgomery as CEO.

Founded in 2012, Psychiatry UK has seen rapid growth since its conception, with over 36,000 patients cared for.

At the same time, senior appointments include: Ben Iversen as CFO, Anna Matty as interim COO, and Andrea Dowling as chief people officer.

Montgomery has enjoyed an executive coaching career, including co-founding Aesara Partners, and 10 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and as managing director and member of the board of Investec Securities UK. She’s been interim CEO since September 2023.

Meanwhile, senior advisor and former co-founder and CFO of FlowStream Commodities – Ben Iversen – has been appointed CFO.

Iversen has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, has held senior roles in finance and operations at several private UK based companies, and has been an advisor to Psychiatry UK since June 2023.

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Chair of the board and co-founder, Dr Andy Montgomery, said: “On behalf of the directors, executive team and shareholders, I am pleased to welcome Nell Montgomery and Ben Iversen to lead the new phase of growth for Psychiatry UK.

“Nell and Ben bring a unique set of skills and extensive experience across business, healthcare and the charity sectors.”

Montgomery said: “I am delighted to have been appointed CEO to lead Psychiatry UK and address the UK’s crisis in mental health. Psychiatry UK is uniquely placed to help people access the highest quality of specialist mental health support.

“Our online, AI-powered service enables the whole family to quickly and easily access the care they need. I’m excited to strengthen our core neurodiversity business, transform our patient pathways and broaden our service to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies such as ADHD coaching.

“Psychiatry UK is driven by the best and brightest clinical and non-clinical experts who are passionate about helping to make a difference to people’s lives. That passion and commitment is an inspiration to me.”

Other senior leadership appointments include Anna Matty joining as interim COO, and Andrea Dowling named chief people officer.

Matty was formerly COO and executive board member at AXA Health, and held senior leadership roles at Experian, BT Wholesale and BT. She is tasked with leading the transformation of Psychiatry UK.

Dowling is a senior HR leader with extensive experience in global financial services from her time as a managing director at Morgan Stanley. She joins as chief people officer, to deliver people strategies that will support this growth and will sit alongside Montgomery and Iversen as board members.

Psychiatry UK provides specialist online medical services to patients across the UK. It treats a wide range of mental health issues including ADHD in adults and children, ASD in adults and children, dementia and memory loss, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression and more.

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