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

Stuart Richmond-Watson

John Church CBE Mrs Mary Hodges Sir John Robinson Bt.

Tim Davy

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.


The Charity

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. 

Each year we submit a statement of our charitable activities and our accounts to the Charity Commission and Companies Registry.

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.

View our Statutory Statement regarding Modern Slavery.