Vista announces three new Trustees
Vista announce the appointment of three new trustees in April 2018. We're extremely proud of our Board of Trustees, who 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.
We have a strong and diverse board of trustees, several of whom are due to retire over the next couple of years as their terms of office come to an end. To ensure effective succession planning, and introduce specific skills and experience to the board, we have now appointed three new trustees.
Dr Tom Pey was 39 when he lost his sight. He was Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Blind Children in 2010, following 11 years at Guide Dogs as Director of External Affairs, where he achieved many improvements to both transport and public environments, enhancing access for disabled people including those who are blind and partially sighted.
Ruth Ingman has a Masters in Law and Employment Relations and started her career at the Bar in Birmingham. Ruth currently works as an independent lay Chair for NHS England in addition to building her own secondary business.
Paul Ryb lost his central vision in 2007 to macular dystrophy, since then he has joined a number of boards as a non-executive director, specialising in his area of expertise: assisted technology, cyber security, angel investing and business strategy. Paul has also become involved in a number of sight charities including RNIB (6 years Trustee), the Macular Society (currently Vice Chair) and Blind in Business, where he continues to use his experiences in dealing with sight loss to benefit others.
Their joint experience, commercial insight and strong customer focus will bring a new perspective and pace to the Vista Board.
Paul Bott, Chief Executive of Vista added:
“We’re delighted to have Tom, Ruth and Paul join our Board of Trustees and are excited about the wealth of experience they will bring to Vista and the difference we can continue to make to the lives of people with sight loss.”