Karen Deacon - Deputy Chair, Trustee
Karen Deacon is the Chief Executive of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) and as such provides strategic and operational leadership to the organisation which includes two registered Rehabilitation and Care Services, Mobility Services, the Retail Trading division and QEF's Family of Charities.
Karen has past experience of managing large UK-wide education and social care facilities at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) that includes older people care homes, a community living service and RNIB Loughborough College. Prior to this she managed a large complex service that included a school college and residential services at Young Epilepsy in Surrey. For the last 7 years she has been a voluntary Director of the Joint Epilepsy council (JEC), actively leading campaigns for the improvement of people lives with epilepsy.
Our Board of Trustees
Chair of Board of Trustees and a Member (Head of SME Real Estate London, Barclays)
Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees & safeguarding lead for the Trust. (Director of Education & Social Care RNIB)
Hardip Begol CBE
Chair of the Board of Members & a Trustee (Director, Department for Communities & Local Government)
Trustee and CEO of the Eden Academy Trust
Trustee (Chief Executive, River Path Associates)
Trustee (Chartered Director and Chartered Management Accountant)
Helen Milner MBE
Angela St John
Trustee & on the Trust’s IT strategy group and the asset management group. (Consultant)
Trustee (Leadership Development, Home Office)
Trustee (Head of Education, Michelmores)
Clerk to Board of Trustees
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