Paul Farmer

Age UK
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Paul joined Age UK as its Chief Executive in October 2022.

Before joining Age UK, Paul was Chief Executive at Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales, a position he had held since 2006.

Paul is a Commissioner at Historic England and a Non-Executive Director for NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board. 

Paul co-authored 'Thriving at Work' for the Government, which led to significant changes in workplace mental health, and co-chaired the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health, leading to additional funding for NHS mental health services.

He has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford and The Royal College of Psychiatrists. In 2016, Paul was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to mental health.

Paul has seen first-hand both the best and the worst of the ways that older people are treated in our society and wants to play his part in changing the experiences of older people.

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Last modified: 01 July 2024

Last reviewed: 01 July 2024