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 with a small 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 are chosen from their number as members of the Board’s sub-committees including nomination, remuneration, audit and risk, 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

The Rt Revd Donald Allister 

Dr Martin Gaskell

Lavinia Perry

Lady Braye - Honorary

Nick Heygate

Rupert Perry

James Charrington

Robert Heygate

Lady Proby 

John Church CBE

Mary Hodges

Sir John Robinson Bt.

William Church 

Crispin Holborrow

Stephen Schilizzi 

Tim Davy

Frances Jackson

Adrian Spooner

Sir Peter Ellwood CBE

David Laing

Sir James Spooner

Deirdre Fenwick 

Amanda Lowther

 Charles Stopford Sackville

Lord Charles FitzRoy 

John McCall 

Lady Tennant

Jane Forman Hardy 

James Mackaness

Joan Tice - Honorary

Simon Forster

Oliver Mackaness

Charles Wake

Alec Foster 

The Marquess of Northampton - Honorary

Johnny Wake

Nick Fothergill

Paul Parsons

 Major Sir Hereward Wake, Bt., MC - Honorary

William Francklin

Ian Pasley-Taylor - Honorary

Peter Winslow CBE