We are very lucky to have a dedicated team of Trustees who support SWEDA and who have a wide range of skills and experience that they can bring to the charity. Our Trustees ensure that SWEDA has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. They meet once every six weeks with our Chief Executive.
Meet the trustees
Karen's Bio is to follow shortly
Sarah likes to be busy, successfully combining her role as a Trustee of SWEDA with a full time job in marketing and home life as a mother of three young children. Sarah enjoys the variety of issues that Trustees need to consider and is never afraid to stand up for clients of SWEDA or what she believes to be right. Although now fully recovered, she had both Anorexia and Bulimia in her twenties. This very personal experience of eating disorders brings a unique point of view to the Board of Trustees and ensures that decisions are made with the users’ best interests in mind.
Barbara had a long career working for the global technology company IBM, where she gained considerable experience working in business development at a senior level both in the UK and overseas. After early retirement in 2005, Barbara has used her skills to support the voluntary sector, particularly helping them to develop business and marketing strategies with a view to sustainability. Barbara was appointed as a Non-Executive Director (NED) for Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2014 and was recently invited to serve a second term of office. She sits on all committees and is the lead NED for Safeguarding. In this capacity she has developed a keen interest in Mental Health services and eating disorders in particular. Barbara is passionate about the services SWEDA offers and is keen to use the skills developed both in the commercial sector and the NHS to support SWEDA.
Meg has focused her career so far on empowering and supporting others, starting as a child protection social worker and now as a Volunteer Coordinator for the National Domestic Abuse Helpline. In addition to these roles, she has also worked for the Peace Corps, moving to Ecuador where she managed projects focusing on youth development and gender equality. In her free time, Meg can usually be found training jiu jitsu and MMA, or camping (when English weather allows). She is excited to join the SWEDA team, and is looking forward to being part of and contributing to its impressive growth and development.
Sanni's bio is to follow shortly