Our structure

We’re divided into six areas, with each covering a specific part of our overall strategy. Find out about the work of these groups and the work of our Chief Executive

Chief Executive's office

The work of our Chief Executive is to:

  • lead on our work to make every day better for everyone affected by sight loss
  • take an ambassadorial role
  • champions change, both internally and externally.

RNIB's current Chief Executive

Sally Harvey, Acting Chief Executive, RNIB

Before joining RNIB in 2009, Sally was Acting Chief Executive and Director of Housing at Abbeyfield Society, Director of Resident Services at the Peabody Trust and held various roles in local government for London Borough of Enfield.

Sally is the Chair of the RNIB Specialist Learning Trust, Cardiff Institute for the Blind, the Management Board of Irish Centre Housing and her local Scouts Executive Committee.

Sally’s substantive role is as Managing Director of RNIB Places, leading our Education, Care, and Supported Living and Housing services.

People

Our people are our greatest asset. Teams in our People Group support our staff and volunteers in delivering our Group Strategy, ensuring we’ve an effective and engaged workforce across RNIB, Action for Blind People and our associate charities. Our People teams are led by Corinne Mills.

Corinne Mills, Group Director, People

Before joining RNIB in 2012, Corinne was Deputy Director of Finance and Human Resources at The Learning Trust, and previously undertook senior human resources roles at London Borough of Brent, Ofsted and Marks and Spencer.

Fundraising 

Our Fundraising teams raise the money we need to continue our vital work. Without fundraising our ability to achieve our aims would be severely limited. Our fundraising efforts are led by Wanda Hamilton.

Wanda Hamilton, Group Director, Fundraising

Before joining RNIB in 2010, Wanda was Chief Executive of AMD Alliance International (Canada), promoting awareness of macular degeneration. She also worked at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and held posts for two Canadian Cabinet Ministers.

Engagement

RNIB supports, empowers and involves thousands of people affected by sight loss to improve lives and challenge inequalities. It engages with a wide range of politicians, organisations and professionals to achieve full inclusion through improvements to services, incomes, rights and opportunities. Our engagement work is led by Fazilet Hadi.

Fazilet Hadi, Group Director, RNIB Engagement

Fazilet enjoyed an early career as a solicitor and equality specialist. She worked as a solicitor in law centres in Birmingham and Brighton and in corporate equality roles for Southampton City Council and Lewisham Council.

Places 

RNIB Places provides our high quality Education, Care, and Supported Living and Housing services for people of all ages with sight loss, many of whom also have complex needs. We strive to create places where the people we support can develop their learning and independence and live the way they choose, helping them to get the most out of their day to day lives. Our Places teams are led by Jayne Frampton.

Jayne Frampton, Acting Managing Director, RNIB Places

Jayne has a long history with RNIB, working as a key member of the senior leadership team delivering our Education, Care, and Supported Living and Housing services.

Resources 

Our Resources teams ensure we have the support we need to deliver our Group Strategy. These include management of our facilities, IT systems, phone networks and financial processes. Our Resources teams are led by Rohan Hewavisenti.

Rohan Hewavisenti, Group Director, Resources

Rohan was previously Director of Finance and Business Development at British Red Cross with senior roles at Breast Cancer Care, ActionAid and VSO. Rohan is Chair of the large charities group at Charity Finance Group and Lay Board Member and Chair of Finance and Performance Committee at Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group.

Solutions 

RNIB Solutions oversees our work to find practical solutions to the challenges presented by sight loss. The group's Acting Managing Director is Jon Petty.

Jon Petty, Acting Managing Director, RNIB Solutions

Jon joined RNIB in 2014 as RNIB Solution’s first Head of Operations. Jon is an experienced operations and strategy leader with responsibility for all aspects of a retail estate having joined RNIB from O2 UK where he was Head of Retail Operations.

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People delivers services for blind and partially sighted people in the English regions in support of our Group Strategy. Action's Chief Executive is Miriam Martin.

Miriam Martin, Chief Executive, Action for Blind People

Miriam joined Action for Blind People as Deputy Manager for one of the charity’s residential homes in Surrey in 1994. A decade later, as Head of Regional Services, she led on the development of the organisation’s Action Teams, transforming single disciplinary teams to those offering a broader and more holistic range of services for blind and partially sighted people.

Miriam has held the positions of Director of Services and Director of Development between 2006 and 2014 and which point she was appointed to Chief Executive.

During her tenure as Chief Executive, Miriam has led further integration within RNIB Group resulting in Action for Blind people now being responsible for delivering all front line services across the UK.

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