Our People

Our leadership team

Empowering people with learning disabilities has dominated the careers of all of our senior executives. Their shared dedication is matched by thorough professional training and experience. Together, they rely upon their executive teams, personal assistants, project staff and volunteers, to provide the best services of their kind with first class administration to match.

Karon Swinburn

CEO

Margaret Sheikh

Operations Manager

Paula Burnham

Operations Manager

Lesley Beer

Senior Business Support Manager

Our trustees

Some of our trustees have direct personal experience of living with learning disabilities themselves, or with someone who does. All are selected because they bring necessary skills and perspectives to the board, together with a deep commitment to be of service to the charity and its members.

Jan Prior

Chairperson – Involved since 2006

Sue Stocks

Trustee – Involved since 2011

Andrew Gilyead

Trustee – Involved since 2017

Paul Beech

Trustee – Involved since 2000

Jon Prior

Trustee – Involved since 2018

Henry Griffiths

Trustee – Involved since 2018

Scott Embley

Representative For SoLO Voice

Fundraising Partners and Heroes

We are delighted to be involved with, and enjoy the support of, all of these organisations and more.