How we are governed

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

RNIB Board of Trustees

The RNIB Board of Trustees is responsible for taking the major decisions that affect RNIB and its subsidiaries, including our Associate Charities.

Including the Honorary Officers, we have 12 trustees. Ten 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
  • Derek Child
  • Simon Finnie
  • Heather Giles
  • Vidar Hjardeng
  • Terry Moody
  • Mike Nussbaum
  • Keith Valentine
  • Sandi Wassmer

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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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