Trustees

Vista is governed by our Board of Trustees. Our trustees are critical in making sure we are doing all we can to improve the lives of local people with sight loss. 

As well as people who have personal experience of sight loss, our trustees have had distinguished careers in industry, education and healthcare. We're extremely proud to have a strong Governing Body with an experienced Chair and a hardworking, strong, supportive Board of Trustees. They accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity and ensure that we remain solvent, well-run and meet the needs of our service users. Thank you to our wonderful team.

Louisa Hosegood

Louisa Hosegood

Chair of Trustees

Louisa Hosegood was appointed as Chair of Trustees in September 2016. Louisa's career in manufacturing and retail have been in roles at the heart of business growth and change, supporting commercial decision-making, efficiency programmes and strategic change. Louisa is also Deputy Chair of the CIMA UK board (non exec), and at John Lewis is a member of their Foundation Trust subcommittee, which distributes funds raised from carrier bag sales to charitable causes. 

Louisa is passionate to make a difference. Her commercial acumen, strong customer focus and wealth of knowledge will bring a new perspective to the Vista Board at a time of refocus, growth and strategic review. 

Tony Harrop

Tony Harrop

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Tony joined Vista as a Trustee in 2014 and became Deputy Chair in 2015. Tony has experienced a 40 year career in the Social Care sector, including the positions of Director of Social Services and Deputy Chief Executive at the County Council. After retirement, he worked for the NHS Trust Partnership and is now Chairman of Trustees for Action Homeless. Tony has also experienced personal sight loss problems.
Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson

Treasurer

Michael became a Trustee and Treasurer in 2014. He was formerly Bursar and Finance Director of Loughborough University. He graduated from Manchester University in Economics, and later took an external degree in Law from London University. Career highlights included a Commonwealth Universities Travelling Fellowship and leadership of an efficiency study on behalf of the Cabinet Office. At various times, Michael has been an adviser to the Department for Education and other government bodies. Since retiring, he has chaired the boards of a large housing association and a group of independent schools. Michael has also been a director of a mutual insurance company and an advisor on treasury management issues. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Leicestershire.
Mohammed Bhojani

Mohammed Bhojani

Trustee

Mohammed is a practising optometrist and independent practice owner (Visual Answers Optometrists), seeing patients for over 25 years. He currently mentors students at Warwick Business School and is also an elected committee member of Leicestershire and Rutland Local Optical Committee. He previously also worked as a magistrate in Loughborough, and was on the bench for over ten years. From 2010 - 2013, Mohammed was appointed as a consulting member of Ciba Vision (now Novartis) Academy of Eye Care Excellence, giving talks, lectures and presentations on aspects of eye care and business management throughout the UK and Europe.
Patricia Cyhan

Patricia Cyhan

Trustee

Patricia became a Vista Trustee in July 2011, and has extensive experience of project and staff management, management of change and strategic collaborative working across the public sector. Originally a qualified social worker, she is passionate about achieving innovation and sustainability within the third sector. Prior to self employment, Patricia has experience of using the hospital eye casualty services.
Urvashi Dattani

Urvashi Dattani

Trustee

Urvashi was born in Kenya in 1962, moving to the UK at age 7. Educated in Leicester, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, has lived in Leicestershire since 1989. With a keen interest in charity work, as well as being a Trustee of British Swimming, Urvashi has visited India several times, accompanied by her children, working with orphanages and others. Urvashi was introduced to Vista by another Trustee and became a Trustee herself in July 2010. She enjoys taking part in local charitable fundraising activities such as fun runs.
Sue Disley

Sue Disley

Trustee

Growing up in Liverpool, Sue was encouraged and supported by her blind grandmother. From an early age, she recognised the practicalities of living with limited sight and that being blind need not be a barrier to an active happy life. Sue chose a career in social care for over 30 years and worked actively with Vista. She retired from her position as Assistant Director to spend more time with family and friends, and pursue her interests including travel. Sue was diagnosed with glaucoma and received support herself by Vista. She wanted to dedicate time to supporting people with sight loss, and became a Vista Trustee in March 2012.
John Godber

John Godber

Trustee and Chair of Vista's Member Forum

John was appointed in September 2013. He joined following retirement after a 36 year career with the RNIB, mainly as Head of Products and Publications, managing books and magazine sales - making him an expert in audio, braille and electronic information. John experienced life as a sighted child, then partially sighted and now a blind adult. This has given him extensive professional and personal knowledge of issues and barriers facing people with sight loss. He also has a strong understanding of the role and importance of being a Trustee.
Roy Hill

Roy Hill

Trustee

Roy Hill has been a Vista Trustee since 2008 and was Deputy Chair from 2010 to 2015. He is a Chartered Builder and was a Chartered Building Surveyor, until his retirement as Director of Estates Services at Loughborough University in November 2007. Roy has worked in most aspects of Estates Management activities and was responsible for the major building programme at Loughborough that took place during the early 1990s until 2007. He has taken a keen interest in environmental and health and safety matters during his career.
Anne Parsons

Anne Parsons

Trustee

Anne has lived in Leicestershire for many years. After retiring in 2002, she helped with fundraising for Vista and became a Trustee in April 2006. Anne is a member of our Operations Committee and a frequent and welcome visitor to our services, accompanied by her guide dog Poppy. Anne is also a member of the Vista forum.