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.

Hon Solicitor Mr Michael Bottomley, Partner, Ewart Price Solicitors
16/18 Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PS

Independent Examiner Mr Peter Bladon, Accountant
5 Athelstan Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9QE

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. The CEO is supported by the Senior Management Team, SMT.

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Chief Executive Officer - Philip Linnegar*~

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Finance Manager - Monica Ansbro~

Office Manager - Charlotte Spurway~

Relief Manager - Dawn Sharpe*~

Service Coordinator - Garnet Newman

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Administrator - Fund Raising - Issey Spurway

Hearing Advisor - Hertfordshire - Bob Macdonald

Hearing Advisor - Bedfordshire - Ruth Roberts

Deafness Awareness Trainer - Carol Lomas*

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Service Manager, Lip-reading teacher- Maria Waller~

Administrator, Lip-reading teacher, Clubs Coordinator- Steph Daley

Lip-reading teacher- Lizzie Servant

Hand in Hand Club Coordinator- Christine Roe

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Dacorum Link Worker - Jenny Bowes

Dacorum Link Worker- Karen Simmons

Our Volunteers

Technical Support/Loop Installation - Robert Guyver (Specialist Volunteer)
Specialist Volunteers - John S*, Robert G, and Jenny B
Dacorum Volunteers - John C, Mike L*, Bob*, Jan and Joan*

Service Committee Members

Garnet Newman - Service Co-ordinator
Elaine Bond - Audiology Manager, West Herts Hospital NHS Trust
John Stoker - HHAS Volunteer and Trustee, (Chair)
Tom Lyon - Audiology Manager, Royal Free London NHS Trust
Jenny Begg - Volunteer Trainer

Ruth Cooper - Sensory Services, Twinwoods Resouce Centre
Anna Lazenby - Head of Audiology, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Alison Lowe - Senior Practitioner, Bedford Sensory Services
Garnet Newman - Hearing Advisor, Bedfordshire Hearing Advisory Service

Service Oversight Suffolk
Caroline Carr - Managing Director, Sensing Change Suffolk
Grahame Hunt - Head of Audiology, Ipswich Hospital Trust
Philip Linnegar - Chief Executive Officer
Maria Waller - Service Manager, Suffolk

* Deaf or hearing impaired members of staff or volunteers.
~ Senior Management Team