Our People

As a registered charity, NAAN is governed by a board of trustees. Board members are practioners (appropriate adult scheme co-ordinators) elected by the membership from within the membership. The board is also able to co-opt external experts to broaden its skill base.


 Name  Position       About
Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE     President       

Member of the House of Lords

Chair of Social Work England

Forrmer Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission

Professor Gisli Gudjonsson CBE  Patron

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology

Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London


Name Position Method About
Richard Atkinson Chair Co-opted


Partner at Tuckers Solicitors

Former Chair of Law Society's Criminal Law Committee


Dipak Kothari Treasurer Co-opted

Chartered Accountant 

Ian Blackie Trustee Co-opted

NAAN Co-founder

Retired Social Worker

Sgt. Andy Ward Trustee Co-opted

Deputy General Secretary

Police Federation of England & Wales

Stephen Gray  Trustee Elected

Chief Executive

Young Lives Foundation (Kent & Medway)

Lynn Frusher Trustee Elected

Regional Manager

The Appropriate Adult Service

Pip Lake-Benson Trustee Elected

Youth Justice Manager

Hertforshire YOS

Charlie Rose Trustee Elected

Appropriate Adult (volunteer)

Southwark EDT

Executive Officers

Name Position      Contact 
Chris Bath        Chief Executive          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Grev Wallington Effective Practice Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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