iSightCornwall Board of Trustees
Here at iSightCornwall we are lucky to be governed by a fantastic board of trustees from a number of different backgrounds. Our trustees meet on a regular basis to discuss the charities vision, mission and strategic direction.
Christian Wilson (Acting Chair)
Christian Wilson graduated from the University of Plymouth with a Master’s degree in Law and is now head of the corporate law department at Stephen Scown’s in Truro. He is a very active individual and enjoys cycling, surfing and taking part in the occasional triathalon! He plays the guitar and is currently working his way through the Master & Commander series. Christian is the acting chair at iSightCornwall and finds the position extremely satisfying as he is able to use his skill set to assist those with visual impairments.
Stuart Evered (Acting Vice-Chair)
Stuart Evered qualified as a Certified Accountant when he was 22 and has since held a number of managerial and board positions within various companies and organisations. He has been Managing Director of Prestcold Western Ltd, a refrigeration and air conditioning company; Finance Director of Mobile Windscreens Ltd in the motor trade; then moved to Cornwall to become Finance Director of Geevor Tin Mines plc. He then went on to manage two farming cooperatives based in Penzance with his last full-time job being appointed as Assistant Chief Probation Officer for Cornwall.
Sue Lovell was the Business Centre Manager at Truro – Penwith College. She is an energetic General Manager with a strong marketing orientation, coupled with solid operational and sales experience gained through the service industry. Her key personal strengths are; creating and implementing marketing concepts which promote business growth, , the ability to identify corporate needs and recommend strategies and processes to ensure they are met confidently , devising operationally sound strategies which enhance business development. She is an experienced people manager and a self-starter who enjoys resolving challenges and thrives under pressure.
Mel Colton-Dyer is the Business Connections Manager at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Her passions are quality, achievement and people. She believes in responsiveness, trust and open communication. Mel loves to think creatively and see solutions rather than problems. Her main role is to introduce opportunities to businesses throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and support member businesses to develop and grow the local economy in Cornwall. Mel also represents Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and the wider business community on a number of boards and steering groups.
Ian Pullum has a family history of eye care and has been working in the industry for over 40 years; his brother is an optometrist and father used to manufacture lenses and spectacles from prescriptions. Originally from Romford in Essex, Ian married and moved to Cornwall in 1978; he worked in Batemans in Falmouth and turned self-employed in 2012. Ian was previously a Trustee for iSightCornwall for seven years, after a break he has chosen to stand again for a further seven years. He enjoys football, cricket and rugby, classical music and opera, photography, travel, theatre and walking. His late wife Jane was heavily involved with the charity, running monthly session at The Sight Centre, in her memory Ian has remained a committed member of the Board.
As a parent of two severely vision impaired children, Libbi is passionate about sharing her experiences and learning to support families, and in particular parents of children with sight loss. A primary teacher for 16 years, Libbi supported children and young people with special educational needs.
Joe has returned to the board after a year’s absence. Joe is visually impaired and will be well known to most of you as regular part of Helston Shooting Club, the VIP google group and the Young at Heart Club. Joe will be representing the views of visually impaired people across Cornwall.
Paul is visually impaired and is a recently retired Head Teacher. He previously worked at Truro and Penwith College as a Business Studies Coordinator. He is also an ex-serviceman having served in the Royal Marines, Royal Military Police, and the UK Home Office.These days Paul is a multi-genre writer who is a self-confessed technologist.
He feels incredibly privileged to be on the board of trustees and is eager to utilise his skills and experience to support others, develop solutions, and facilitate education and awareness of visually impairment issues.