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.
 

Relationships

Our Relationships teams work with people in the outside world to make sure we can raise money and have our voice heard. The teams deliver our marketing, fundraising, partnership development and Connect Community, working supporters, raising money we need to continue our vital work, and making sure people know about our work and what we stand for. Our Relationships work is led by Sophie Castell.

Sophie Castell, Relationships Director

Pror to joining RNIB in 2017, Sophie previously undertook executive, interim and consulting roles across the commercial, voluntary and public sectors in both the UK and USA, working with a diverse range of organisations including Canal & River Trust, Coca-Cola, Unilever Ventures, Save the Children, the NHS and the University of London.

Advocacy

RNIB's Advocacy team 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 Advocacy work is led by Fazilet Hadi. 

Fazilet Hadi, Advocacy Director

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.

Services

Our Services team delivers a UK-wide service every day. This include 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. It also covers everything someone living with sight loss might need on a day-to-day basis: courses, legal rights, emotional support and counselling, information and much more. 

Miriam Martin, Director of Services

Miriam joined Action for Blind People as Deputy Manager for one of our residential care homes in Surrey, in 1994. A decade later, as Head of Regional Services, she led on the development of our Action Teams, transforming single disciplinary teams to those offering a broader and more holistic range of services for blind and partially sighted people. In 2006, Miriam was appointed to Director of Services, and following Action for Blind People's merger with RNIB, became Services Director in 2017.

Solutions

RNIB Solutions oversees our work to help individuals and businesses find practical solutions to the challenges presented by sight loss. This includes our retail and reading services and innovating on behalf of our customers to make content, products and services more accessible. The group's Managing Director is Scott Lynch.

Scott Lynch, Managing Director, RNIB Solutions

Scott joined RNIB in 2016. He has held senior operational and commercial leadership roles in the private sector, specifically in retail and technology. During his 20 years in the private sector Scott has worked for WH Smith, Argos and Amazon. For the last three years Scott has been working with social enterprises, charities and ethical businesses.

Corporate Services

Our Corporate Services teams ensure we've the right support we need to deliver our strategy. These include management of our facilities, IT systems, phone networks and financial processes and our workforce of staff and volunteers.

Corinne Mills, Corporate Services

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.

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