RNIB appoints new chief executive

Sally Harvey will lead the Royal National Institute of Blind People

25 Oct 2017 by Selina Powell

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has appointed Sally Harvey as its new chief executive.

Ms Harvey, who has held senior leadership roles with RNIB since 2009, has been acting chief executive since October 2016.

Before joining RNIB, Ms Harvey was acting chief executive and director of housing at Abbeyfield Society and director of resident services at Peabody Trust.

RNIB chair, Eleanor Southwood, congratulated Ms Harvey on her appointment.

“Blind and partially sighted people face significant barriers to inclusion in society. In Sally’s appointment we have someone who will work with our community to tackle this head on,” she highlighted.

Ms Harvey said she is honoured to be appointed to the role.

“We are at a turning point, RNIB is changing and we will continue to adapt and modernise our approach,” she shared.

“Alongside our community, supporters and partners we are working to ensure that being blind or partially sighted isn’t a barrier, everyone with sight loss can live their life with confidence and the eye health of generations to come is prioritised,” Ms Harvey concluded.

Image credit: Royal National Institute of Blind People

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