Deafblind UK appoints new CEO

Nikki Morris has been named chief executive officer as of 1 January

Deafblind UK CEO

Registered nurse, Nikki Morris, has been appointed as new chief executive officer (CEO) of Deafblind UK.

Taking up the position from 1 January, Morris replaces Steve Conway, who retired from the role at the end of 2022.

Deafblind UK supports people who are affected by both sight and hearing loss across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, providing practical and emotional support.

Speaking about her appointment, Morris said: “I am delighted to join Deafblind UK as CEO at such a pivotal time in its development. With the increasing numbers of people affected by multisensory loss, Deafblind UK’s work is in high demand. Despite the challenges that we all face with the rising cost of living, our commitment to providing services to those in need is as strong as ever.”

In the role, Morris will oversee the existing services from the charity, while also building new initiatives, including a project to identify and support people with early stages of sight and hearing loss, and the launch of Deafblind UK’s resources for schools.

Chair of Deafblind UK, Robert Nolan, added: “The board of trustees and I are delighted to welcome Nikki to Deafblind UK and we are excited about what the future holds for the charity under Nikki’s leadership.”

Morris was previously CEO of Age UK Camden. In 2022 she was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Camden during COVID-19.