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

Anne Burnett

William Francklin

Oliver Mackaness

James Charrington

Martin Gaskell

The Marchioness of Northampton

John Church CBE

Mike Harris

Paul Parsons

William Church 

Robert Heygate

Lavinia Perry

Tim Davy

Nick Heygate

Rupert Perry

Sir Peter Ellwood CBE

Mary Hodges

Lady Proby

Deirdre Fenwick

Crispin Holborow

Stuart Richmond-Watson

Lord Charles FitzRoy 

Frances Jackson

Adrian Spooner

Jane Forman Hardy

David Laing 

Johnny Wake

Alec Foster

Amanda Lowther

Peter Winslow