Getting to know Sally Harvey

Post date: 
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Sally Harvey, Chief Executive

Sally Harvey was officially appointed RNIB’s new Chief Executive back in October 2017. Dale Milligan from Connect magazine met with Sally, to help you get to know her better.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2018?

"This year is a big year professionally for me, and my resolution is to make sure that every blind and partially sighted person in the country knows about RNIB."

In another life, if you were not the Chief Executive of RNIB, what would you be doing?

"That is a really interesting question. My dream jobs when I was younger were very different – I wanted to be a pilot or an anthropologist.
"How I ended up the RNIB Chief Executive from that? - who knows, but I am very, very proud to be so."

What gets you out of bed in the mornings?

"I have to say, my work truly is my passion. I could not do the job I do, if I was not passionate about making a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
"I do also have two lovely children at home, my son aged 14 and my daughter aged 11. Most of my time outside of RNIB is spent enjoying their company."

What are your plans for RNIB this year?

"This year we celebrate our 150 year birthday, so starting in October, we will be reflecting back on our rich history and also looking forward and planning for our next 150 years.

"I also want to spend this year focusing on growing our community. We have over 30,000 people now part of the RNIB Connect community. It would be fantastic to see that grow stronger and more relevant as we connect you with other people, and you to your organisation.

"Lastly, we will be ensuring our services are relevant to you, that they are the ones you want and that they are meeting your needs."

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