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.
St Andrew's Governors:
|The Rt Revd Donald Allister||Dr Martin Gaskell||Mrs Lavinia Perry|
|Lady Braye||Major Sir Hereward Wake, Bt., M.C.||Rupert Perry|
|James Charrington||Nick Heygate||Lady Proby|
|William Church||Robert Heygate||
|John Church CBE||Mrs Mary Hodges||Sir John Robinson Bt.|
|Crispin Holborow||Stephen Schilizzi|
|Peter Ellwood CBE||Mrs Frances Jackson||Adrian Spooner|
|Mrs Deirdre Fenwick||David Laing||Sir James Spooner|
|The Lord Charles FitzRoy||Amanda Lowther||
Charles Stopford Sackville
|Alec Foster||John McCall||Lady Tennant|
|Mrs Jane Forman Hardy||James Mackaness||Charles Wake|
|Robert Heygate||Oliver Mackaness||Johnny Wake|
|Simon Forster||The Marquess of Northampton||
Major Sir Hereward Wake, Bt M.C.
|Nick Fothergill||Paul Parsons||Peter Winslow CBE|
|William Francklin||Ian Pasley-Tyler|
The priorities are to know 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 Healthcare is a registered charity (no. 1104951) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 5176998). Registered in England and Wales, our registered office is at Cliftonville Road, Northampton, NN15DG.
As a charity, St Andrew’s must demonstrate on an annual basis, that its activities are aligned to its charitable objectives and that, where fees are payable, these do not act as a barrier to people of limited financial means accessing its services. An annual audit is conducted and the findings presented in our Public Benefit Report.