We are seeking two trustees with a background in either finance or social/health care, to join our dynamic Council tasked with the overall governance of the charity. This is an exciting time to join as we put into effect a new 5-year plan. Please read the candidate recruitment pack for detail about the roles and how to apply.
James R Deeley BA (Hons) LPC, INSEAD AMP
James became Chairman of Trustees in 2012 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. James was initially a volunteer at SeeAbility's Leatherhead site for 4 years before joining as a Trustee in October 2005.
James is a qualified solicitor, whose early career was with Slaughter and May, before taking up senior legal and corporate positions in several public companies gaining wide ranging legal and managerial experience. Until recently he was Commercial Director of Charter International plc.
Philippa Anderson BA (Hons)
Philippa became a Trustee in 2007 and is a member of the Services and Quality Committee.
Philippa has 20 years' experience as an independent communications consultant and business writer, advising on corporate communications, strategic change management and corporate social responsibility. She has held a number of voluntary positions in the UK and overseas.
Michael became a Trustee in 2008 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and became Vice Chair of Trustees in 2012.
Michael founded and was CEO of Care Management Group (CMG) a private sector provider of residential care and supported living to people with learning disabilities building the business to £40m turnover in just 10 years. Michael has also held several senior positions in international service companies and been a non-executive director in the NHS.
Gordon Ilett BSc (Hons), MCOptom
Gordon became a Trustee in February 2010 and sits on our Services and Quality Committee.
Gordon Ilett is an optometrist with his own practice in Bexleyheath and Sevenoaks. He sits on the Fitness to Practice Panel of the General Optical Council and is an advisor to the Special Olympics. He is one of the country’s leading experts on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities.
Glen von Malachowski Cert.Ed, PQRC, DMS, MBA
Glen became a Trustee in 2008 and sits on the Services and Quality Committee.
Glen was the CEO of Robinia Support Solutions, a private organisation which provides tailored support services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Glen has also worked in the not for profit sector in senior management roles, for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and Sense.
Gareth became a Trustee in July 2010 and was appointed Treasurer at the AGM the same year. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.
He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles at major public companies and has extensive knowledge of both business and investment strategy. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of De Beers.
Cathy became a Trustee in February 2005 and is a member of the Services and Quality Committee.
Cathy's early career was with the British Council, before becoming a Principal Consultant with WS Atkins Management Consultants. She developed extensive knowledge of the NHS as non-executive director and then Chairman of East Surrey Health Authority, and subsequently chairing Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust for three years until 2005. She currently chairs the Independent Remuneration Panel for Surrey County Council, as well as Cherchefelle Housing Association.
Paul Ursell MBBS, MD, FRCOphth
Paul became a Trustee in February 2010 and is a member of the Services and Quality Committee.
Paul Ursell is an internationally respected cataract surgeon and Consultant at the Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. He has lectured throughout the world and runs specialist clinics covering corneal disease and advanced cataract surgery.
John Wood BSc (Econ)
John became a Trustee in 2009 and is a member of the Services and Quality Committee.
John has extensive experience in the housing sector, with a career spanning local government, commercial building contractors and housing associations. He was the Chief Executive of Richmond upon Thames Churches Housing Trust for 16 years until he took early retirement.