Andrew Langford, a registered general nurse, joined the charity in August 2017 following previous experience in Chief Executive and trustee roles for voluntary sector and healthcare organisations.

Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of Bipolar UK

Andrew also has experience in working in mental health, HIV, cancer, skin and children’s charities. His most recent role was as Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust.

Andrew was chairman and author of the All Party Parliamentary report on skin cancer; researched and wrote NHS London’s Palliative Care Framework, and developed the first hospice specifically for people with HIV related encephalopathy, which became a model used throughout the world.

In 2013 Andrew won the Charity Staff Foundation’s ‘Campaigner of the Year’ award.

Andrew is married with a teenage daughter. He is passionate about rugby and is keen to be a better singer. Andrew also has close family experience of bipolar, which is why he's keen to ensure that Bipolar UK is as effective as possible for individuals and families affected by bipolar.

On joining Bipolar UK, Andrew said, “I am really honoured to be taking on this role. This a great opportunity for me to work for a charity that I am both personally and professionally very committed to.

"It is my aspiration that Bipolar UK will develop into a much larger charity providing the excellence of service it already provides to far more people affected by bipolar. I also want to see public awareness of bipolar increased so many more people know what the condition is and how it impacts people’s lives – with the hope that with better knowledge there will be less stigma and misinformation about bipolar.”