How we are governed

We received our Royal Charity status in 1949 and are governed by the RNIB Royal Charter and Bye-Laws:

RNIB Group Board of Trustees

The RNIB Group Board of Trustees is responsible for taking the major decisions that affect our group of charities – RNIB Charity, Action for Blind People and our other Associate Charities.

Find out more about how we work together in our partners.

Including the honorary officers, we have 10 Group trustees. Eight of the trustees are blind or partially sighted.

Our trustees are:

  • Kevin Carey (RNIB Group Chair)
  • Ellie Southwood (RNIB Group Vice-Chair)
  • Alan Tinger (RNIB Group Honorary Treasurer)
  • Margaret Bennett
  • Simon Finnie
  • Heather Giles
  • Vidar Hjardeng
  • Terry Moody
  • Mike Nussbaum
  • David Quigley

RNIB Charity Board of Trustees

The RNIB Charity Board of Trustees is responsible for delivering our Group Strategy along with Action for Blind People in England and Cardiff Institute of the Blind in Wales. The RNIB Charity Board of Trustees is governed by Articles of Association.

Including the honorary officers, there are 17 trustees. 16 of the trustees are blind or partially sighted.

Our trustees are:

  • Derek Child (RNIB Charity Chair)
  • Margaret Bennett (RNIB Charity Vice-Chair)
  • David Quigley (RNIB Charity Honorary Treasurer)
  • Linda Bancroft
  • Peter Bennetts
  • Kevin Carey
  • Simon Finnie
  • Heather Giles
  • Ian Jentle
  • David Mann (Chair of RNIB Northern Ireland)
  • John Ramm (Chair of RNIB Cyrmu)
  • Anne Rigby
  • Paul Ryb
  • Ellie Southwood
  • Judith Spencer-Gregson
  • Mike Townsend
  • Sandra Wilson (Chair of RNIB Scotland)

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Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

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