Hamish Elvidge MBA

Hamish Elvidge is married with four children aged 31 to 40. He had a 30-year career at J Sainsbury plc as Finance, IT and Change Director and finally, as Competition Inquiry Director before retiring in 2010.

He is chair of The Matthew Elvidge Trust, which was formed after his third son, Matthew took his own life, aged 23 after a very short period of anxiety and depression. He was a member of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group (2012 -2022), founding member of the Universities UK Mental Health Advisory Group, Founder and Patron of the Support after Suicide Partnership and Founder of the Schools Wellbeing Partnership.

Hamish received an MBE in the King's New Year Honours in 2023.