Chief Executive, MIND
Paul Farmer has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006.
He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. Paul is also a trustee at Lloyds Bank Foundation which invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives.
Paul was Chair of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce which brought together health and care leaders and experts in the field, including people using services, to lead a programme of work to create the current mental health Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England.
Paul has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London, is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2016.
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
Chairman, Palace for Life Foundation & Former Chairman, UK Athletics
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government