Our Team of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer
Jenny joined Sight Concern in 2006 as CEO. She has a degree in Psychology and has worked for various charities, Housing Associations and Worcestershire County Council, supporting people with different needs including children and adults with learning disabilities, providing domiciliary care and running a young homeless project.
As the organisation’s most senior member of staff, she is responsible for the overall administration and financial management of the charity, development and implementation of the long-term strategy, compliance with legal requirements, raising awareness and promoting issues that affect people with sight loss in Worcestershire and for directing its operations in accordance with the policy decisions of the Board of Trustees.
She is currently also a trustee of Worcester Snoezelen and a Director of New Outlook Housing Association. She has a real passion for helping people to achieve their goals and ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
When she’s not in work she’s usually outdoors, hiking up mountains, paddling her kayak or playing hockey. She’s known for accepting almost any challenge, the more adventurous the better.
Chair of Trustees
Caroline lives in Worcester and has three grown-up children. Her interest in sight loss matters stems from her mother being blind from glaucoma, having a cousin who is blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa and a child with an underlying condition with an ocular manifestation. She herself has an early-stage macular disease and is keen to learn how she can maintain maximum independence before the disease progresses. She believes that her interest in sight loss coupled with her extensive skills at the Board level enable her to take up this new role with enthusiasm
Vice-Chair of Trustees
Hazel heads up Marketing for Gloucester IT solution provider, CAM Systems, and being a volunteer dog walker and ‘foster parent’ for Amicii Dog Rescue.
His professional career has allowed him to operate from both the executive management and non-executive director positions. As a former Chief Audit Executive, he worked with multiple audit committees and boards to enhance the governance of the organisations. He has a PhD in the governance of collaborations along with professional chartered fellowships in management, leadership and governance.
He supports several local projects and is currently an Enterprise Adviser for Worcestershire operating with Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham. He has also been a visiting lecturer in leadership and business for several universities.
He created the unique Collaborative Business Management & Leadership Programme based on his research and experience. This programme has been institute approved as a pathway to becoming a collaborative business management professional as recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management. He also co-developed the Collaboration Accreditation Review (CAR), a scheme developed by the collaboration to provide an assessment and rating scheme for collaborations/shared services across the UK. The scheme is recognised by the Local Government Association.
A retired social worker for people with sight loss and also registered blind herself, she brings a wealth of experience. Elizabeth has been an ambassador for people with sight loss for several decades, representing the needs and desires of people on committees such as the County Councils Sensory Impairment Consultative group. She is also involved with several other visual impairment charities including volunteering on the Helpline for Retina UK.
Shirley has thrown her heart and soul into helping other people come to terms with sight loss and spread the word about how the charity can help. She took on an ambassadorial role, going around the county giving talks about her experience of sight loss and how Sight Concern helped her to adapt, to different groups and organisations in the county; raising significant donations as a result. She is also a real adrenaline junky and takes part in almost any challenge we throw her way including wing walking, abseiling and zip wires, thankfully she leaves her Guide Dog Taylor at home on these days.
Victoria is Vice Chair of Worcestershire Local Optical Committee (LOC) which represents Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in their dealings with the NHS in Worcestershire. She is also a Director of Primary Eyecare (Herefordshire and Worcestershire) Ltd and acts as Commissioning Lead for the LOC.
Victoria is member and past president of a local Rotary club and enjoys playing an active role in fundraising and community projects.
He left his business partnership in 1996 to become a full-time judge, dealing with the whole range of civil and family work in the County, Family and High Court.
In retirement he has been appointed Deputy District Judge to include Care and Court of Protection work on a casual part time basis.
Phil’s attention to detail and understanding of the legal system and the language used, is of particular assistance to the charity, ensuring that we are complying with the rules and regulation that govern us.
Services Manager – Anne Eyre
PA to CEO & Office Manager – Katy Wakefield
Business Development Manager – Amelia Carter
Volunteer Co-ordinator – Jackie Murrall
Communications and Data Officer (DPO) – Stuart McGoo
If you wish to speak with anyone on our team please contact us on 01905 723245 or email email@example.com
Sight Concern Worcestershire
The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH
Registered Charity: 1136716 / Company number: 07258623
In this session we are joined by Madleen from the RNIB who is severely sight impaired and she gives us insight into her life story and how she dealt with the challenges of severe sight impairment.
In this session, we are joined by Graham Page from Vital Tech who shares his thoughts and experiences of adapting to technology.
We were delighted to welcome dozens of our fantastic volunteers who joined us at the Diglis House Hotel at the weekend for Pimm's and a cream tea. It was an opportunity to thank everyone for all their support for Sight Concern Worcestershire. All of Sight Concern...