Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the general control and management of the administration of About Me and our parent charity Deafblind UK.
Our Board is predominantly made up of people who have a sensory impairment and are aware of the needs of people requiring quality and community based services.
Find out more about our Board below:
David Evans, Chair
David is chair at Deafblind UK, having joined the board in 2003. For the past 20 years he has worked in local health and social care and currently holds roles including the chairman of Colchester community voluntary services and guide dog ambassador as part of the guide dogs public relations team. David works with Members of Parliament from both houses and is a member of the disability benefits committee, consisting of over 60 charities.
John Greenhalgh, Treasurer
John is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Deafblind UK Board in 2011. He has experience working in senior positions across a wide range of sectors including care.
Peter Skivington, MBE
Peter joined the Board of Trustees in 1996 and since then has tirelessly campaigned for the welfare and rights of deafblind people. His work supporting deafblind people and setting up social groups across Wales earned him a nomination on the 2012 honours list.
Peter enjoys gardening and bowling.
Paul is deafblind and has been a member of the charity since 2010. Actively involved in the Chichester Deafblind Group, Paul also visits local primary schools to give talks and answer children’s questions about being blind and having a guide dog.
Paul likes taking on crazy fundraising challenges for charity and has raised money in the past by abseiling down buildings, taking part in organised walks and swimming.
Gordon became a trustee of Deafblind UK in October 2008 following a career spanning both the private and public sectors. He has held roles including Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council and Chief Executive of Papworth Trust, where he lead the Trust through significant strategic change, addressing governance and strengthening its financial stability.