Board of Trustees
Toby Burton became the Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2015. He has been a trustee at RAD since 2010. He started his career at Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, under its Future Leaders Programme. He is now Chief Financial Officer, global circulation for The Economist; a weekly magazine offering authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, finance, science and technology.
Toby takes huge pride in being Deaf and enjoys sharing his passion about the Deaf community and culture in his role at RAD. Toby lives in South West London with his wife and young twins.
Rev. Margaret Joachim
Having originally trained as a geologist, Margaret (hearing) spent her working life in the IT services industry, in roles ranging from sales, business development and account manager to programme manager for large outsourcing contracts. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret trained for ordination and first encountered RAD when I she was sent on a three-month placement to the London Deaf Church. Margaret recalls, “The chaplain with whom I worked told me that once someone got involved with the Deaf community they never escaped, which has turned out to be true!” Margaret was ordained priest in 1995 and went on to work as a Minister in Secular Employment. Margaret retired two years ago and has since volunteered in the Herbarium at Kew Gardens and studied for an MA in Book History.
Margaret has also been active in other voluntary organisations; she has been a Trustee of the Fawcett Society (which campaigns for equality between women and men) and of Christians in Secular Ministry, as well as a previous Trustee of RAD between 2007-2013, during which time she helped to persuade the Diocese of London to create a permanent position for a chaplain to Deaf people.
Tom Mulloy (Deaf) who is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, joined in 2016. A qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant who started his career with the Audit Commission. Having spent nearly 10 years as an auditor, he now works for a London Borough Council.
He is an active Deaf member in the community and comes from a Deaf family in Ireland. He enjoys various sports including triathlons and instructing scuba diving in his spare time.
Honorary Treasurer (hearing) FCMA CGMA . David was Finance Director for Methodist Ministers Housing Society where he worked for 17 years. He was also the Interim and Chief Executive at the Society before he retired in March 2015.
Eoin Heffernan (hearing) is the Founder and Chief Executive of The Integrate Agency CIC and a senior management professional with over 10 years’ experience in business strategy, multi-platform communications and systems development.
Eoin’s cloud-based logistical design for Access to Work Wales service was shortlisted for a 2012 National Outsourcing Association for “Innovation in Outsourcing” award and nominated as a finalist in the “Best Service” category of the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2013/14.
Born in Toronto, Eoin has also lived in London and Dublin and holds an MBA from Open University Business School, an MSc in Management from Cass Business School and is a graduate of London Film School.
Mark Napier (hearing) is the Managing Director of the Centre for Public Innovation, a community interest company that provides consultancy and training services to improve the outcomes of services for their users.
Mark has managed and delivered projects on behalf of the Home Office, Department of Health, Ministry of Justice, Public Health England, the Metropolitan Police as well as numerous local authorities, national and local charities.
Mark has an in-depth knowledge of commissioning and is a thought leader on innovation in the public and third sectors. He has spoken at various national and international conferences on a number of topics.
Sarah Reed (Deaf/Usher) is a qualified trainer, researcher and consultant into the field of Deaf BSL users who become visually impaired especially those who have Usher.
Projects that she has worked in are the Usher in the Deaf Community Project, Communication through Touch and its subsequent, the Building Curriculum and Training, and BSL Access Project among others.
She has also researched into interpreter training with a special focus on deafblind interpreting in the Scandinavia countries. She has worked for Sense, DCAL at the University College London, BDA, Deafblind UK, and Deafblind Scotland.
She had the role of the Projects Development on a voluntary basis for Usher UK (now defunct) which included advocacy training, theatre projects, and exchange visits.
Shana Weinbaum (Deaf) graduated in BSc Psychology and is now working as a Team Leader for Serco’s Social Care Access Services.
As part of the NDCS Millennium Awards Project, she travelled to Sweden to see how their Deaf elderly population are cared for in the later stages of their lives and compiled a report which were presented to the main Deaf organisations.
Previous employment has been with the BBC, British Red Cross and SCOPE in a variety of roles.
Patrick Sheill (Deaf) was born in Essex, in 1989 into a profoundly Deaf family. He currently lives in Romford with his wife, Lucy and two young sons.
In 2008, he started a career at Royal Mail as a mail sorter. Patrick graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013 and joined the Civil Service Fast Stream undertaking various roles, mostly in the Human Resources field. Patrick currently works for the Department of Work and Pensions as a HR Business Partner to the Finance Group which holds approximately 5,000 employees providing senior leaders with strategic insight and advice to achieve the business’ objectives.