Paul Farmer has been chief executive of Mind since May 2006. He has been passionate about mental health since his days at university.
In January 2015 he will serve for three years as chair of Acevo.
In November 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London in recognition for achievements in promoting the understanding and support of mental health.
In 2013 he was nominated by sector experts and voted by chief executives and selected as the 'most admired charity chief executive'.