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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.

Thandi Mtetwa

Director of People and Finance

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 People and Finance departments. She brings her pragmatic approach to solving problems and vast experience in driving organisational development. 

Christopher Reid

Director of Operations

Christopher joined SignHealth in January 2019. Prior to starting, he worked for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups for over 25 years in both operational and commissioning roles. This involved managing and delivering sensory services, commissioning of physical and sensory disabilities, learning disabilities and older people services. At SignHealth he is responsible for the strategic development of operations, as well as the day-to-day running of services. Christopher is also the Designated Safeguarding Officer for the Charity.

Lucy Warnes

Director of Communications and Fundraising

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. At SignHealth, Lucy has strategic responsibility for raising our profile, engaging new and existing audiences and fundraising to improve deaf people’s health and wellbeing. Should you wish to get in touch, please contact the communications team

Stacey Witter

Director of Campaigns

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 & governance systems and managing change successfully. Working with CEO 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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