Eric Kennedy is the Chairman of Sutton Vision and has been involved with SV and SAB, as it was formerly known, for many years. He has also been very involved with other charities concerned with disability, particularly sight loss. Eric is now retired from his profession as a Chartered Physiotherapist. He was trained at the RNIB School of Physiotherapy.
Treasurer Mike is a Chartered Accountant and is Senior Partner at a local firm of accountants. He has had many years' involvement as Treasurer of Sutton Vision, as well as contributing actively to the development of the Charity's services.
Joan, a retired office administrator, is actively involved in community and church work as well as being an experienced member of the board of Sutton Vision. Joan takes responsibility for minute-taking at board meetings.
Michael is a freelance access trainer who formerly worked in the access team at RNIB. He is a frequent visitor to Sutton Vision events with his guide-dog, the Mighty Quinn! Michael is the trustee champion on equality and access and represents the organisation in local access consultations. Michael is also the Director of Inclusive Access and Training Services an independent provider www.includeaccess.com
Sue Christie is the trustee champion for recreation and activities. She is a member of the independent Visual Impairment Leisure Group which organises events and activities for people with a visual impairment. Sue set up the Audio Book Club in partnership with the local Library Service and she is a leading light in the regular coffee mornings held in Sutton. Sue also features in the Sutton Vision film, 'Other Ways of Seeing'.
Ikwi Mkparu is a freelance Low Vision / Vision Rehabilitation Officer experienced in Vision Habilitation / Rehabilitation service delivery and development. Ikwi specialises in public health for eye care, visual impairment awareness schools training and health promotion strategies for visual impaired children and young people from minority communities. Ikwi is a guest lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Roy Patel has worked at some of the most pioneering information and market research companies like Extel, MetrixLab and Lightspeed in sales leadership roles over a 25 year career. Currently he has his own consultancy business working with a number of innovative global companies in market research and advertising intelligence.
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Louisa Syrett is a confident and driven development sector professional, currently engaged as The Fred Hollows Foundation's Head of Sector Engagement as well as a Trustee of Sutton Vision. With a demanding international remit, Louisa thrives under challenge and relishes supporting others. Over her twenty-year career, Louisa has developed a deep knowledge of the Levant, the Gulf and key countries in sub-Saharan Africa, spending quality time working in Palestine, Nepal and Malawi. Louis's career includes six yers at British Council, and three years at Save the Children. With a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and History) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Arts (Cyberculture and the Law) from Macquarie University, Sydney, Louisa is passionate about building a strong and effective international development sector. At home in South West London, Louisa and her husband James share a love of cooking and travel, whilst their lives are controlled and managed by their black lab, Bless.
Anthony is an experienced CFO who has operated internationally. He has extensive management experience, with more than 20 years at the board level. He is a certified ACMA management accountant. He is currently based in London and runs his own business, providing Finance Director services to small and medium sized companies across the globe. Anthony lived in Hong Kong for 5 years to 2016 and served on the board of directors at the Christina Noble Children's Foundation a children’s based charity operating in Vietnam and Mongolia. He visited the frontline and worked with them on fund raising and impact reporting. He is very personable – ask him about his dog or the Welsh rugby team.