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Public Governors

Meet your Public Governors

Public governors are drawn locations within the areas that we run our services from. Each area has either one or two governors, in broad proportion to the use of the Trust's facilities by residents of these regions. Public governors can be patients or non-patients but they do need to live in the constituency area.  ​



Jon Walmsley

"I became a Governor because I believed I could make a useful contribution to HPFT"


Ilana Rinkoff

"I am passionate about the NHS"


Tap Bali

"I have been actively involved in mental health"



Verity Masters

"Being a Governor is a privilege and I get so much out of it"


Barry Canterford

"I am helping to fight against the stigma that service users experience"


Bob Taylor

"I am a carer for my son who is a patient of the Trust"



Emma Paisley
"I am extremely passionate about mental health from using HPFT's services"


Mark Edgar

"I am a former service user and a practitioner in the field of mental health"


Kwasi Opoku

"I am using my experience as a mental health nurse to contribute positively to the Trust"



Angelina Sclafani-Murphy

"Having a child with complex disabilities I understand the struggles of patients and carers"


Meredith Griffiths

"I want to help shape and implement change"



Harinder Singh Pattar

"I have always felt looked after and wanted to show my gratitude"









Colin Egan

"I wanted to give something back"


William Say

"I care passionately about mental health issues"


Caroline Bowes-Lyon 

"I wanted to contribute to the provision of top quality patient care"








Eni Bankole-Race

“I am a service user of HPFT and I am passionate about mental health issues”


Catherine Adedoyin Akanbi

“It is a great honour to serve my community as a Governor”


Emily Burke

“I am 16 and I am thrilled to have been granted the opportunity to become a Governor”










Mimi De Wolf

“It is testament to the work of the Trust that I felt strong enough to apply for the position of Governor”


Mathew Kunyeda


Richard Pleydell-Bouverie


Tel: 01707 253856

Email: hpft.corporate@nhs.net

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