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Meet our Team

Honourable Officers

Hon President

The Charity is supported by our Hon President, Sue Walter. Sue is a former Lip Reading Teacher, and is a long standing 'Hearing Aider' Volunteer.

Our first Hon President was Bert Chiswell.

Hon Patron

The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP. Mike was Police and Fire Minister, and was promoted to Minister of State for the Armed Forces.

Our Hearing Advisory Service Team

The Board of Trustees pay tribute to the staff for their commitment, hard work and dedication. The day to day management of the Company is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, who is an ex officio member of all the committees and working groups.

Meet our Team

Chief Executive Officer - Philip Linnegar*~

Philip's former appointments include CEO for Middlesex Association for the Blind, CEO for Hertfordshire for the Blind, Interim CEO for the National Associaltion for Patient Participation, and Head of Membership & Development at Hearing Concern.
He is Secretary of WFC ENABLES, the official Disabled Supporters Group of the county's premier league Watford Football Club, former Chairman of Hemel Aces Football Club and Vice Chairman of Friends of Bennetts End Surgery, FOBES.
The CEO is supported by the Senior Management Team, SMT.

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, West Northamptonshire

Finance Manager - Monica Ansbro
Office Manager - Charlotte Spurway
Deaf Service Manager - Emma Caswell
Service Manager - Beth Moore
Service Coordinator - Garnet Newman
Hearing Advisor - Bob Macdonald
Hearing Advisor - Simon Windle
Hearing Advisor - Jacqui Compton
Hearing Advisor (Northants) - Ruth Roberts
Deaf worker - Golda Dahan
Link worker - Karen Simmons
Link worker - Robert Hobbs


Service manager, Lipreading teacher - Maria Waller
Hearing Advisor, Lipreading teacher - Steph Daley
Groups Coordinator - Steph Daley
Lipreading teacher - Lizzie Servant
Hand in hand clubs coordinator - Christine Roe