HERIB’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. They also ensure that the charity and its staff work within charity law and regulations.
Our trustees are volunteers and receive no payment for their work. They have been chosen for the skills, expertise and experience they can bring to the organisation.
Several of our trustees have a visual impairment which ensures that the charity always remains focussed on the interests of those we help.
Eric Harrod, Chairman of HERIB’s Board of Trustees
Eric is a retired Optometrist. He became a Trustee in September 2010, and Chairman a few weeks later. Eric ran his own business for over 30 years and has extensive experience of committee work mostly in the services sector. He is very enthusiastic and is happy to learn on the job.
Brian was appointed a Trustee of HERIB in September 2010, following a short time attending field visits with the Resource bus. Brian has over 35 years in senior management roles with blue chip international consumer companies, mainly in areas of marketing & sales, including Reckitt Benckiser and most latterly 10 years senior management with Beverley based HomeServe Chem-Dry Group. Additionally Brian also is a volunteer driver for Beverley Community Lift, a charity that provides local transport for people with mobility problems.
Appointed a Trustee Nov 09. Has a long standing association with HERIB having joined as a junior staff member in 1955 rising to General Manager in 1979 until her retirement in 1999. Margaret’s emphasis is the maintenance and expansion of support and services which benefit people with sight loss.
Hollie is a qualified chartered accountant and joined the board of HERIB in July 2012. Hollie has nearly 20 years experience as a finance professional, having trained with Ernst & Young before moving into senior finance roles at Next plc and DFS Furniture.
Other trustees include: Robin Russell, Carol Winter, Nigel Beckwith, Enid Thompson, Debbie Rosenberg and Mike O'Grady.