Board of Trustees

Chair

Nigel Clarke
Nigel Clarke

Nigel is the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). In 2003 Nigel set up his own business, Learned Lion Partners, providing consultancy and investments into organisations delivering on public policy and healthcare related projects. In 2010 he founded SureCalm Healthcare Ltd, a business that provides care and support for people with long term conditions to enable them to live independently.

Nigel was previously Chair of the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.

Treasurer

Peter Corbett
Peter Corbett

Peter has been Chief Executive of Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity for people with sight loss, since 2011, having previously held the posts of Deputy CEO and Finance Director. Prior to this Peter worked as Finance Director of Post Office Ltd and Senior Vice President of Sony Music Europe.

Peter is Co-Chair of the England Vision Strategy and Chair of the London VI Forum. He is also a trustee of several local sight loss organisations and Treasurer of Vision Aid Overseas.

Trustees

Jenny Pearce
Jenny Pearce

Jenny chairs the VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation and Low Vision Committee which was responsible for developing the Adult UK Eye Health and Sight Loss Pathway. She is a Deputy Chairman of Thomas Pocklington Trust, a Governor of the RNIB College Loughborough, and a Trustee of Homefield College for people with Autism in Leicestershire.

Jenny is a highly qualified social worker who has many years’ experience in both health and social care. She held the position of Chief Executive of Vista before retiring from her role as in 2012.

Lesley-Anne Baxter
Lesley-Anne Baxter

Lesley-Anne is a qualified Orthoptist from Moorfields Eye Hospital. In 2000, after serving as Head of Service at Barts and The London School of Medicine, she became non-medical clinical lead of ophthalmology at South Devon.

Lesley Anne is a past Chair of BIOS (British and Irish Orthoptic Society), representing orthoptists from all of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and advisor to BIOS and BOSTU. She is a former special trustee of the Clinical and Science Education Foundation (CSEF) and currently sits on the Royal College of Ophthalmology Specialist Services Group.

Richard Wormald
Richard Wormald

Richard is a world leader in evidence based ophthalmology and contributes over 25 years of experience in epidemiology of eye health both nationally and internationally. Richard has been a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital since 1994 and previously at the Western Eye Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School.

He has experience as a medical advisory trustee for two major international NGOs for the prevention of blindness – Sight Savers International and Fred Hollows. Richard has more than 120 published research papers on international sight loss issues.

Philip Longworth
Philip Longworth

Phil is currently Chair of Visionary – linking local sight loss charities and is also Chair of the Merseyside Vision Consortium.

Phil has extensive social care and business development experience. In 1998, he became Chief Executive of Age Concern St Helens. He led the merger of three Age Concerns to form Age UK Mid Mersey. He took over as Chief Executive of Bradbury Fields (services for blind and partially sighted people) in Liverpool in 2013, having previously managed Christopher Grange Visual Rehabilitation Centre and RNIB’s Northern Regional Employment Service.

Ian Humphreys
Ian Humphreys

Ian is the Chief Executive of the College of Optometrists, the professional and scientific body for optometry in the UK. Prior to taking this new role, he was the College’s Director of Member Services and Communications for six years and has worked within a range of other membership organisations including the Finance & Leasing Association, Country Land & Business Association and English Heritage.

Ian is a Governor of Bursted Wood Primary School, Director of a small residential management company.

Dr. Mike Nussbaum
Dr. Mike Nussbaum

Mike is Chair of Action for Blind People and therefore an RNIB Group Board Trustee. He is also a Trustee of Guide Dogs and the Equality and Diversity forum. He acts as an adviser to a number of organisations on Community Development and Volunteering, including the Shaw Trust.

Mike has been in social change and community development for nearly 50 years. His first career as a research chemist was cut short by failing eyesight, but Mike soon forged a second career in local government and public policy development.

John Thompson
John Thompson

John is currently Chair of the Lay Advisory Panel and a Lay Trustee at the College of Optometrists. He is Chair of the Richmond Carers Centre and Co-Chair of the England Vision Strategy.

John was formerly a Senior Civil Servant, advising Ministers on policy and implementing their decisions, principally in the Department of Health but also elsewhere in Whitehall. He first had a role in developing policy on the General Ophthalmic Services in 1978 and later dealt with policies for visually impaired people, ophthalmology and the primary care professions.

Carol Bewick
Carol Bewick

Carol was the Director of External Affairs at Fight for Sight, the eye research charity. Prior to joining the third sector she was an interim director of corporate communications and engagement for 10 years. She has vast experience working with diverse stakeholders and complex issues, gaining valuable experience across many subject areas.

Carol is co-chair of the Association of Medical Research Charities Patient Voice Advisory Panel, a Patient Involvement Coach for CRUK and an advisor to REGenableMED, a national regenerative medicine project.

Paula Spinks-Chamberlain
Paula Spinks-Chamberlain

Paula is Director of External Affairs at SeeAbility, the national charity for people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. She is responsible for the Children in Focus Campaign; the charities national eye care work with adults who have learning disabilities; vision rehabilitation and speech and language services.

Paula is also responsible for the charities policy and public affairs activity, marketing, communication and volunteering. She has worked as a director and senior manager in the learning disability and sight loss sector for over 20 years.

Jane Bell
Jane Bell

Jane is an Independent Prescribing Optometrist who works in a Community Ophthalmology Clinic & has many years of experience as an optometrist in different clinical settings in primary, community & secondary care.

Jane is a former Director of the AOP & Chairs the NHS England Wessex Local Eye Health Network (LEHN). The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the leading representative membership organisation for optometrists in the UK. It supports a community of more than 16,500 members to fulfil their professional roles and protect the nation’s eye health.

Executives

Mercy Jeyasingham, CEO, VISION 2020 UK
Matt Broom, Operations Manager, VISION 2020 UK

Secretary

Tayyaba Kamal, Operations Officer/PA to CEO, VISION 2020 UK