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James Watson-O’Neill

Chief Executive

James joined SignHealth in 2016 and has worked in the charity sector since 2001, including a variety of roles at Scope and the NSPCC. James is a trustee of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group. James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a Leadership Fellow at the Society of Leadership Fellows at the College of St George at Windsor Castle. James was awarded an OBE for services to Deaf people in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2022.

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Thandi Mtetwa

Director of Finance and Transformation

Thandi joined SignHealth in January 2023; she has over 15 years of experience across a broad range of charities and non-for-profit organisations.  At SignHealth she is responsible for strategic development of our finance department and transformation programme. She brings her pragmatic approach to solving problems and vast experience in driving organisational development. 

Lucy Warnes

Director of Engagement

Lucy joined SignHealth in September 2022 with over 25 years’ marketing, engagement and fundraising experience in the non-profit sector.  She has worked for a wide range of causes including disability, animal welfare and international development.  As a deaf BSL user, Lucy brings lived experience as well as professional expertise. At SignHealth, Lucy has strategic responsibility for communications, fundraising and business development. This includes engaging with new and existing audiences as well as developing and growing income from various streams.

Stacey Witter

Director of Social Change

Stacey has worked in the voluntary sector for over 10 years specialising in communications and organisational transformation. At SignHealth, Stacey is responsible for leading our work in campaigns, policy and public affairs to strengthen the Deaf community and work in partnership to influence change.

Paul Howes

Assistant Director of Governance, Planning and Evidence
Paul joined SignHealth in July 2019 as Assistant Director of Governance, Planning and Evidence. He has over 20 years of working corporately at a senior level in both charities and local government, delivering and implementing complex projects, designing and maintaining performance management and governance systems and managing change successfully. Working with the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, he leads our governance processes, enabling and empowering the organisation to make good decisions that follow the rules and laws governing charity behaviour and performance.

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