St Andrew's Healthcare Board of Directors

The St Andrew's Healthcare Board is a unitary body, which was established in 2004 following an application to the Charity Commission. It currently comprises six non-executive directors, and six executive directors who are employed by the Charity. 

The Board is responsible for:

  • Setting and delivering the Charity’s strategy
  • Supervising the management of the Charity
  • Ensuring that the Charity complies with its legal and regulatory obligations
  • Reporting to the Court of Governors.

Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Non-Executive Chair

Former Health Minister, Rt Hon Paul Burstow has a wealth of experience and insight in mental health and social care, having served as Care Minister during the coalition government.

Among his portfolio of roles Paul is a Professor of Mental Health Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, Chair of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust as well as the Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Appointed as Chair: 1 October 2020.

Stuart Richmond-Watson, Non-Executive Director

Stuart Richmond-Watson is a Chartered Surveyor and is a Fund Manager at LaSalle Investment Management. He was chairman of the National Horse Racing Museum, is a Pension Fund Trustee and holds non-executive roles in the property and charitable sectors.  

Governor since 1987.
Board member and Trustee since 1995.

Professor David Sallah, Non-Executive Director

Professor Sallah has over 30 years of experience in health and social care, having held positions in the NHS, private sector and academia. He has also had experience within national government, and was the National Director responsible for the Department of Health programme for Delivering Race Equality in Mental Healthcare, having worked in developing the policy at national and government level from 2001 until 2007. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Board member and Trustee since May 2020.

Elena Lokteva, Non-Executive Director

Elena is a qualified accountant with extensive global experience. In 2009 she co-founded an independent asset management firm, which managed a diverse $400m portfolio. She has a broad remit which spans treasury, tax and corporate structuring. Elena has supported a family member with a bi-polar diagnosis, and understands how complex mental health issues can be. She is Trustee of Hertfordshire Mind Network and Re-Vision, and also works with BiPolar UK on various community activities.


Board member and Trustee since May 2020.

Professor Stanton Newman, Non-Executive Director

Professor Newman has worked as a practicing Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years, primarily within the NHS but also offering private care. He has a remarkable background in psychiatry with a strong track record in leadership. He has held prestigious roles in academia, undertaking significant research on an international scale.


Board member and Trustee since May 2020.

Andrew Lee, Non-Executive Director

Andrew has a strong background in financial services, having held roles at Teachers Building Society, Co-operative Banking Group, and Lloyds Global Banking Group. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge which covers finance, management, strategy, risk and compliance.


Board member and Trustee since May 2020.

Ruth Bagley, Non-Executive Director

Ruth has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She is currently Chair of the Warwickshire Rural Housing Association and a Council Member at Keele University. Ruth comes from a Local Authority background where she was a Chief Executive. She brings wider experience in housing, and higher education and is now keen on complementing that with experience in the healthcare sector.

Board member and Trustee since June 2021.

Jess Lievesley, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jess joined St Andrew's in April 2019 from Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, having held senior positions in both public sector and NHS organisations.

Jess is responsible for overseeing the development of strategic partnerships and new community services.

Board member and Trustee since August 2020.

Dr Sanjith Kamath, Executive Medical Director

Dr Sanjith Kamath has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2007, working in both the NHS and the private sector before joining St Andrew's Healthcare in 2012.

He was heavily involved in implementing outcomes driven, value-based healthcare across the charity, leading to his appointment as Executive Medical Director in 2018.

Board member and Trustee since May 2018.

Martin Kersey, Executive Director of HR


Martin joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in November 2014 from Rentokil Initial, where he was UK Human Resources Director responsible for business transformation with over 30,000 employees.

Martin is responsible for our Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Academic Centre and Education, St Andrew's College, School of Nursing, Recovery College and Peers Support Workers.

Board member and Trustee since November 2014.

Alex Owen, Chief Finance Officer


Alex joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in September 2018 as Director of Finance and was appointed CFO in April 2019.

Alex qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and has worked as an Auditor in Private practice as well as holding leading finance roles in the not for profit, education and welfare to work markets.

Board member and Trustee since April 2019.

Andy Brogan, Chief Nurse

Andy joined St Andrew's as Chief Nurse in November 2020. He has worked in the NHS for almost 40 years, initially qualifying as a Registered Nurse. Andy’s clinical experience has been primarily in services with vulnerable adults and children, and he has particular experience in Mental Health and Community Services.

Andy has held a number of senior management posts over the past 20 years, in a range of Mental Health, Community and Acute settings. 

Board member and Trustee since November 2020.