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Trustees

Sightsavers is governed by a board of trustees, who are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well managed and abides by its charitable aims.

The trustees are appointed because of their commitment to Sightsavers and their experience and skills which enable them to undertake the responsibilities of trusteeship of an international not-for-profit organisation.

Lord Crisp - Chairman

Nigel Crisp has been involved with a number of projects concerned with international development and global health, and was Chief Executive of the NHS for a number of years. 

Martin Dinham - Vice Chairman

Martin is retired Director General, International at the UK Department for International Development and previously Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Mike Chilton - Honorary Treasurer

Mike is currently Finance Director at Cenkos Securities plc, a UK listed stockbroker. Prior to this he was the Finance and Risk Director of NS&I, a government department that is one of the UK’s largest savings organisations.

Uche Amazigo

Uche Amazigo brings to the Council a distinguished career in research, advocacy and programme management in the service of promoting public health and sustainable development.

Professor Ekanem Ikpi Braide

Ekanem Ikpi Braide is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and The Nigerian Society for Parasitology. In 2010 she was awarded the Order of the Federal Republic by the President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

Caroline Casey

Caroline is a social entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Having established Kanchi, a not-for-profit organisation that works to change thinking on disability, she embarked on a 1000km trek around India on elephant back.

Dr Robert Chappell

Dr Robert Chappell OBE is currently Chairman of the Board of Management for the European Diploma in Optometry and Chairman of the UK Optometry Giving Sight Committee.

Alex Cole

Alex Cole’s passion for politics and current affairs has led her from work in the 1997 parliamentary elections to public affairs work for Cadbury’s and currently as Director of Corporate Affairs with Sainsbury’s

Howard Dalzell

Howard was with Concern for 22 years prior to his retirement in 2008. His training was in agriculture, and he spent 17 years in India, developing programmes from agriculture to microfinance and education.

Will Gardner

Will Gardner’s work in the marketing world range from large corporate environments such as Mars and Unilever to more entrepreneurial work as a consultant and as a founder member of a start up business

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy is the Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, and was appointed as a trustee in November 2005.

Chris Kinder

Chris joined the Sightsavers audit committee in 2012 after retiring from his role as a partner of Accenture. In 2013 he was appointed a trustee and Chair of the audit committee.

Stephen King

Stephen co-founded the 40 country DAISY consortium which has developed a better way to read and publish. He retired as Director of Access and Innovation at the Royal National Institute of the Blind in 2013.

John Lafferty

John is the first visually impaired judge to sit in the high courts in the United Kingdom. John advises on training for disabled people.

Dr Ramachandra Pararajasegaram

Dr Pararajasegaram was a founder member of IAPB along with Sir John Wilson and served as President from 1994 to 1999. He is a Sri Lankan ophthalmologist and is currently an International Ambassador for IMPACT.

Dr Manoj Parulekar

Manoj is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he teaches, conducts research and has a busy practice treating a wide range of children's eye disorders. 

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