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'.
Louise MacLean is an HR Director, she is currently working in Sutton for a large multinational company where she champions diversity and equality. Louise is a guide runner and has supported BVI athletes in multiple events from 5K to marathons. She also features in guide running training videos used by England Athletics.
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 Worladge is currently engaged as the British Council's Global Lead, Strategic Partnerships. Louisa brings more than 10 years experience in senior marketing and fundraising roles including for Save the Children Myeloma UK and Venture Trust. In 2010 Louisa co-founded Chance for Change, a grassroots INGO working with people aged 17+ who have experienced challenging life circumstances. Louisa is passionate about building a strong and effective civil society sector.