Michael Womack (Chairman)

Michael Womack has lived in Cambridge since 1972. He was a practicing solicitor and in his retirement he devotes himself to a number of charitable activities. He became aware of Cam Sight when a charity he runs gave them a grant and he was flattered to be invited to join them and help them expand the work they do. Read more

Martin Clapson (Treasurer)

Martin is the Managing Director of Price Bailey, an award winning, top 30 accountancy and business advisory firm serving private clients and regional, national and international businesses. Martin heads the firm’s International Services and also holds the role of Global Chairman of IAPA, The International Association of Professional Accountants. Martin has been a Trustee of Cam Sight since 1998 and was elected Honorary Treasurer in 1999. Read more

James Stewart

Jim worked for 32 years in the NHS as a professional manager ending up as CEO of a health authority in north London. He took early retirement and pursued a second career as an elected councillor in local government. He also spent time doing voluntary work through the Rotary Club of Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire Rehabilitation Club for Blind and Partially Sighted People. When he was president of the latter he negotiated its merger with Cam Sight has been a Trustee ever since. Read more

Ralph Slattery

Ralph was born with congenital cataracts. After time at a boarding school for partially sighted he returned home to do his A levels, and then went on to Bradford University. He has spent most of his working life in telecommunications, with the last 25 years spent in technical specification and management. He moved to Cambridge in 1990 and has been a Trustee at Cam Sight since 1993, having had a few roles on the Executive committee. He took early retirement in 2016. Read more

Sean Rock

Sean Rock BSc (Hons) M.C.Optom Dip SV Prof Cert Med Ret is a leading Optometrist at DH Thomas. As a local optometrist, Sean has been fundraising for Cam Sight for about 15 years. He was proud to have been asked to join the board of trustees of Cam Sight in 2009 and aims to continue to support the excellent staff and volunteers to take Cam Sight’s services out to the community for as many visually-impaired people to benefit as is possible. Read more

Linda Fairbrother

Linda has had a long career in broadcasting, as a radio and television presenter and reporter, most recently working for ITV Anglia News. She first became aware of Cam Sight after reporting on a ‘Blind Beauty’ course about 20 years ago. As a result she volunteered as a reader for a blind client and was invited on to the Board as a Trustee in the late 90s. When Friends of Cam Sight was set up, to generate funds through events, Linda became the Chair, a post which she filled for over 12 years. Read more

Sheila von Rimscha

Sheila von Rimscha is the Secretary and a Trustee of the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Her professional career started in IT, initially as a systems analyst and programmer. Later she moved into communications and PR roles. In recent years, she has been involved in voluntary work for several local charities including Emmaus, Age UK and Cam Sight. Read more

Richard Newbery

After training as a solicitor Richard specialised in corporate work at law firms in London and Cambridge, where he was a partner. In 1996 he became legal director and company secretary of a publicly quoted company operating private hospitals and nursing homes and subsequently of an international group manufacturing and distributing healthcare equipment worldwide. Since retiring Richard has undertaken voluntary work for the Citizens Advice Bureau and served on the committee of a local rugby club. Read more

Vera Shilling

Vera worked in Health and Safety at Bournemouth University, Cambridgeshire County Council, and most recently the National Trust. Following her sight loss, she joined Cam Sight as a member and now volunteers in the Fenland Centre and conducts our ring-around service. She also runs discussion groups among clients to feedback thoughts and experiences to strategic decisions. Read more

Nick Redmayne

Nick Redmayne has spent the majority of his life in Cambridge having moved here with his family in 1962. Nick has always worked in the chartered surveyor/estate agency business having started with a local firm in 1977. In 1991 he and two others set up Redmayne, Arnold and Harris. He is now a consultant of that firm. Nick is aware of Cam Sight through his involvement with Cambridge Talking News. He has been Chairman since 1994. Read more

Nigel Brown OBE (Patron)

The founder of NW Brown Group Ltd, Nigel Brown OBE retired as its Chairman in 2007. Nigel was appointed as an External Member of the University of Cambridge Council, at which time he also became Chairman of the University of Cambridge Audit Committee. He is Chairman of Greater Cambridge Partnership. Read more

Dame Mary Archer (Patron)

Dame Mary started her career as a physical chemist and taught Chemistry in Oxford, Cambridge and London. She has had a long association with the NHS, serving as chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust until 2012, and is currently Vice-President of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and Patron of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships. Read more