At its Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2015, Geoff Brown was appointed Chairman of the CHS Board of Directors, replacing Rex Parker who will remain on the Board.

Geoff, a native of Northern Ireland, came to Brussels in 1975 at the age of 23 as a newly qualified Chartered Accountant ‘for two or three years’ and has lived here ever since.

Geoff Brown, Chairman of CHSHe worked for Price Waterhouse until 1983 when he moved to J.P.Morgan, where he worked in finance and risk management as well as on a major real-time securities settlement project in its Euroclear Operations Centre.

When the Euroclear business separated from J.P. Morgan in 2000, Geoff transferred to Euroclear where he was a Director within the finance division until his retirement at the end of 2011.

Geoff is married and mainly divides his time between different home and leisure activities and voluntary work. Prior to becoming Chairman, he had spent more than 3 years as a volunteer on the CHS Helpline team.

Geoff commented: "While I will miss my direct involvement on the Helpline, I am looking forward to working on all dimensions of CHS activities, together with the rest of the Board, the Clinical Team and the Helpline  and office volunteers."

"With the Clinical Team expanding and the volume of calls to the Helpline increasing, it is clear that CHS services still remain very relevant today. These services are offered to all here who find it easier to communicate in English, regardless of nationality and, for therapeutic treatment, taking into account individual financial circumstances."

"We will increase our efforts to ensure that the community at large is made aware, or reminded, of the services that CHS can offer for children, adolescents and adults."