Board of Trustees

As a charity, Northamptonshire Mind is governed by Charity Trustees – collectively known as the Board of Trustees. The Trustees carry the responsibility of company directors of Northamptonshire Mind.


The Board of Trustees carries the overall responsibility for ensuring that Northamptonshire Mind pursues its charitable objects, complies with its own constitution and relevant legislation and regulations, applies its resources exclusively to its objects, and enacts cancer research of the highest international standard.


The Board of Trustees determines Northamptonshire Mind's strategies; approves its financial plans, annual report and accounts and governance structure, makes key appointments (Chief Executive Officer) and monitors Northamptonshire Mind's strategic performance.


To facilitate the smooth running of Northamptonshire Mind, the Board of Trustees has established a number of                  sub-committees. The terms of reference for each committee have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

Tony Bates

Chair of Board

Tony was originally Director of Environmental Services with Luton Council, responsible for Environmental Health, Trading Standards, and Waste Management. Following retirement, after a degree in Fine Art, he chaired a Charity providing arts therapy services to persons experiencing mental health issues.  

He is a keen Fly Fisherman, interested in the Arts, and Rugby Union. Also, a Rotarian, helping to raise money for Charity. He has two Children and eight grandchildren, and lives in Bedfordshire. 

Brian Frisby

Brian has over 37 years’ experience in adults and children’s services, having held senior management positions for over 20 years, a trustee at Corby Mind for two years, and was chair for a year. 


Brian is a qualified and registered social worker, manager and leader with significant experience in a breadth of social care roles. He is a champion of ordinary living, dignity, personalisation and building community capacity, with a strong track record in leadership, delivering outcomes for people, organisational performance and the transformation of adult social care.