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, Chief Executive, RNIB
Sally was appointed Chief Executive at RNIB in October 2017, after being Interim Chief Executive from October 2016. She leads the organisation to deliver RNIB’s ambition to make every day better for everyone affected by sight loss. RNIB is there when blind and partially sighted people and their families need us, to support independent living, create an inclusive society, and prevent avoidable sight loss.
Sally started her career at RNIB in 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles for the charity. She previously oversaw the management of RNIB's care homes, schools, further education college, supported living service and supported housing. She has been strategic lead for children, young people and families, as well as independent living. Sally has managed RNIB’s services in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and led the development of RNIB’s business-to-business work and delivery of accessible content and products to people with sight loss.
Prior to RNIB, Sally held various senior positions within the housing association sector. Most notably at Abbeyfield, provider of care and supported housing for older people across the UK and internationally, and Peabody Trust, one of London’s oldest philanthropic housing and regeneration providers.
Sally started her career in local government at the London Borough of Enfield in the housing department.
In addition to her work at RNIB, Sally is Board Chair of Sapphire Independent Housing, a housing association providing accommodation and support to vulnerable people in London and Hertfordshire.
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, Director of Relationships
Prior 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.
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, Director of Advocacy
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.
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.
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, Director of Solutions
Scott joined RNIB in March 2017. 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.
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, Director of 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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