Our governing body

A number of the descendants of the Charity’s original benefactors continue to support the Charity as Governors along with other members of the local community. There are up to 40 active Governors, along with a number of Honorary Governors who are no longer able to attend meetings.

Our Governors support the important role the Charity plays in providing mental healthcare to as many people as possible. Our Governors are unpaid.


The role of Governors

The main role of our Governors is to make sure that we achieve the best possible results for the patients who use our services, now and in the future. The Governors hold the Board to account, appoint Directors and provide additional scrutiny through house visits and reviews of complaints.

In addition, non–executive Directors can be chosen from their number, and governors may also be asked to be members of the Board’s sub-committees, including nomination and remuneration, audit and risk, quality and safety, and investment.

 The Governors' priorities are to ensure that the Charity:

  • has clear goals to deliver compassionate care which is safe, effective and responsive to patient needs
  • is well led
  • makes the most of resources
  • is open and accountable.


St Andrew's Governors

Oliver Mackaness (Lead Governor)

Bukunola Popoola (Constituency Governor)

Ria Stanyer (Constituency Governor)

Rob Nelson (Constituency Governor)

Sandy Howse (Constituency Governor)

Victoria Akinwumi (Constituency Governor)

Adrian Spooner

Amanda Lowther

Anne Burnett

Crispin Holborow

David Laing

Dr Martin Gaskell

Dr Michael Harris

Frances Jackson

James Charrington

Jane Forman Hardy

Johnny Wake

Lady Proby

Lord Charles FitzRoy

Nick Heygate

Oliver Mackaness

Peter Winslow

Robert Heygate

Rupert Perry

Stuart Richmond-Watson

The Marchioness of Northampton

Tim Davy

William Francklin


Honorary Governors

Lady Braye

The Marquess of Northampton

Sir John Robinson Bt.

Ian Pasley-Taylor

Stephen Schilizzi

Mary Hodges

Sir Charles Wake

Lady Tennant

Lavinia Perry

Alec Foster

John Church CBE

Deirdre Fenwick

John Nicholson