Chair and Trustee Champion for equality and access
Michael is our Chair, elected in September 2020. He has over 25 years experience as an Access Consultant, formerly with the RNIB. Since 2013 Michael has been a freelance access trainer and also the Director of his company, Inclusive Access and Training Services. He is a frequent visitor to Sutton Vision events alongside his guide-dog. Michael is our Trustee Champion on equality, inclusion and access and represents the organisation in national and local access consultations. Michael loves his sport and supports his favourite football team avidly. He has also travelled widely while supporting, developing and playing blind cricket – including Barbados!
Trustee Champion for recreation and activities
Sue is our Trustee champion for recreation and activities and a member of the independent Visual Impairment Leisure Group. Sue set up the Audio Book Club in partnership with the local Library Service and she helps coordinate the regular coffee mornings held in Sutton (pre Covid-19) and now held online.
Trustee Champion for VI education
Ikwi is a freelance Low Vision / Vision Rehabilitation Officer. 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 also a guest lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Vice Chair and Trustee Champion for fundraising and operations
Over the last twenty years, Louisa has held senior fundraising, partnership, and advocacy positions across a number of different voluntary sector organisations including Save the Children and the British Council. She is passionate about building a strong and effective international development sector having spent time working in Palestine, Malawi and Nepal. Louisa is the Trustee champion for fundraising and operations and is committed to making Sutton Vision sustainable long into the future. Louisa was elected Vice Chair for Sutton Vision in September 2020.
Trustee Champion for new media technology
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 several innovative global companies in market research and advertising intelligence. Roy is our Trustee Champion for new media technology.
Trustee Champion for impact
Graham has extensive experience in the areas of outcomes measurement, impact management, social return on investment and wellbeing at work. He is currently the Managing Director of a social enterprise that works to improve outcomes for providers and users of health, social care and homelessness services. Graham previously led the team at the New Economics Foundation that delivered evaluation and impact assessments for clients including Guide Dogs, The Prince’s Trust and The Crown Estate.
Treasurer and Company Secretary
Anthony is an experienced CFO who has operated internationally. He has extensive management experience, with more than 20 years at the board level and he is a certified ACMA management accountant. Based in London he runs his own business, providing Finance Director services to small and medium sized companies across the globe. Anthony is our Trustee champion for operations and finance. 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 fundraising and impact reporting. He is very personable – ask him about his dog or the Welsh rugby team.