Paul Farmer joined Age UK as its Chief Executive in October 2022. Before joining Age UK, he was Chief Executive at Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales, a position he had held since 2006. 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. Paul is a Commissioner at Historic England, a Non-Executive Director for NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board and a member of the NHS Assembly. He 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. In 2016, Paul was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to mental health. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London and is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford and The Royal College of Psychiatrists.