Every charity has a board of trustees who make sure the organisation is doing what it was set up to do, is heading in the right direction, and is handling its money well.
The trustees are chosen for their expertise and experience, and they work without payment. They work with the Chief Executive and the managers to make SignHealth as good as it can be.
Anne Ryan, Treasurer and Interim Chair of Trustees
Anne’s background is in high finance making her eminently suitable to be the guardian of the charity’s funds. Anne is also a Director of the charity’s trading company, InterpreterNow. Anne has generously agreed to act as Interim Chair of Trustees until we appoint a new Chair. Anne has been a Trustee for many years and is hearing.
Rodney was a founding trustee, and was the Chief Executive of Sense for 25 years before retirement. He now undertakes freelance consultancy assignments within the voluntary sector, and is actively involved in a voluntary sector capacity with both deaf and deafblind charities. Rodney is hearing.
Philip is Chief Executive of Deaf Direct in Worcester, an organisation promoting independence and equality of opportunity for deaf people living in the area. Philip is deaf and has a broad knowledge of deafness. He is also involved as a trustee and co-founder of UK Deaf Sports.
Dr Favaad Iqbal
Fav currently works as Indirect Taxes Manager at Cambridge Assessment, a non-profit organisation and Europe’s largest assessment agency. Prior to this he worked at Deloitte for three years, and previously also completed an interdisciplinary PhD in Organic Chemistry and Neuroscience. Fav is hearing.
Katy has over 30 years’ NHS experience in adult and mental health nursing. She started learning to sign after linking with a clinic for BSL users worried about their memory. Katy has a particular interest in SignHealth’s work on improving access to healthcare and in residential home provision. Katy is hearing.
Monica has been involved in the voluntary sector in the area of emotional and mental health for 25 years. Her background is in journalism but she moved into learning and disability support work. She qualified as a note-taker and support worker in 2004 and as a BSL-English interpreter in 2009. Monica is hearing.