Senior Management Group
Our Senior Management Group bring a wealth of experience from corporate and charity sectors to Deafblind UK. They are responsible for leading the organisation to achieving its overarching goals.
David Evans, Chair
David joined the Deafblind UK board in 2003. For the past 20 years he has worked in local health and social care and currently holds roles including the chairman of Colchester community voluntary services and guide dog ambassador as part of the guide dogs public relations team. David works with Members of Parliament from both houses and is a member of the disability benefits committee, consisting of more than 60 charities.
John Greenhalgh, Treasurer
John is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Deafblind UK Board in 2011. He has experience working in senior positions across a wide range of sectors including care.
Peter Skivington, MBE
Peter joined the Board of Trustees in 1996 and since then has tirelessly campaigned for the welfare and rights of deafblind people. His work supporting deafblind people and setting up social groups across Wales earned him a nomination on the 2012 honours list.
Peter enjoys gardening and bowling.
Paul is deafblind and has been a member of the charity since 2010. Actively involved in the Chichester Deafblind Group, Paul also visits local primary schools to give talks and answer children’s questions about being blind and having a guide dog.
Paul likes taking on crazy fundraising challenges for charity and has raised money in the past by abseiling down buildings, taking part in organised walks and swimming.
John has been a member of Deafblind UK for over 20 years and is proud to have become a Trustee in April 2017. As a member of the GB paraclimbing team and the first blind person to summit The Eiger, John strongly represents our members who are determined to not let sight and hearing loss get in the way of what they want to achieve! John lives with his wife, daughter, guide dog, Daisy and his retired guide dog, Annie.
Ruth took early retirement from her post as National Director for the Peer Review Programme at NHS England in 2015 and was working with Cancer Research UK until becoming a Trustee of Deafblind UK in April 2017. She has worked with the Department of Health, National Cancer Action Team and NHS and was previously an Assistant Director with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Ruth and her husband enjoy watching rugby and are Leicester Tigers season ticket holders.
Judie became a Deafblind UK Trustee in March 2017. She is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Diploma in Charity Accounting. She has years of experience in both industry and the charity sector in finance, strategy, governance and change and risk management. She currently works for a charitable independent school and is secretary to the Trustees of two charities. Judie has a rather sporty daughter and two step children so she spends much of her spare time at the side of a hockey pitch, at a golf driving range or at the bottom of a dry ski slope!
Steve became a Deafblind UK Trustee in 2017 and joins us from the housing and asset management sector. Currently working as a Consultant, Steve has previously held senior posts in the voluntary sector.