The Trustees of the Vision Foundation have congratulated Anna Tylor on her appointment as chair of trustees at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). They have equally extended their thanks and appreciation for all she has done as Chair of the Vision Foundation in over four years of service. As Chair of RNIB, Anna will be heading up one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities.
Anna joined the Vision Foundation’s board and was elected Chair in early 2016. She will be staying on the board until the end of August to ensure smooth transition arrangements. The charity’s deputy chair, Heather Goodhew, will become the acting chair of trustees.
Judith Brodie, interim Chief Executive at the Vision Foundation said:
“Anna has spearheaded a remarkable transformation at the Vision Foundation, appointing a new CEO (Olivia Curno) and leadership team leading to the adoption of a new constitution, name and brand, a new five-year plan, and a fresh commitment to be impact and user-led. She has used her experiences of sight loss to challenge and inform our work every step of the way. Anna has been a fantastic, hardworking Chair who has always been calm and professional and remained hugely committed to the Vision Foundation whatever the challenge. We look forward to continuing to work with Anna in her new role at the RNIB and wish her the very best.”
Anna Tylor, outgoing Chair of the Vision Foundation’s Board of Trustees, said:
“I joined a very different charity four years ago, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and the work we now do to provide support and speak out on behalf of blind and partially sighted people in London.
“It’s been a great experience to help transform this charity into the modern, relevant and dynamic organisation it is today.
“I have full confidence in the staff and trustees to continue on this journey. The Vision Foundation’s work won’t be finished until all blind and partially sighted people in London are equal citizens and preventable blindness is a thing of the past. I look forward to seeing how the charity continues to go from strength to strength in the years to come.’
Recruitment for a new chair and additional trustees will begin immediately, with the successful candidates expected to take up the roles later the year.