Our Trustees

SIL is led by a team of Trustees, of which over 50% are service users or family carers. We also have Trustees who bring commercial or business experience and naturally, some who overlap both areas of these.

Our Trustees are invaluable; they drive the organisation whilst keeping in mind our purpose.

If you are interested in becoming a SIL Trustee, we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role go to Becoming a Trustee and call us on 01568 616653 or email: contactus@s4il.co.uk

Angela Higham


Chairperson

As a service user myself I believe that I can work with purpose within a service user led organisation. I am confident working alongside either fellow service users and other trustees. I have gained life skills through my disability. I work in a meticulous way which can be useful when studying figures or worksheets and I found this useful during my career as a scientist. Read full biography…

Tom Misselbrook


Trustee

I became a Trustee with SIL after seeing an advertisement in the Hereford Times. I had just finally retired and was caring for my 92 year old mother with the help of support workers so that she could remain as long as possible in her own home. Read full biography…

Maggie O’ Neill


Maggie had polio as a child and now uses a wheelchair. Her career was in administration. She has experience in employing and managing staff.

John Rogers


Treasurer

John has held senior positions with IBM Europe, including Personnel Manager, and Vice President. Most recently John was self-employed, working with a New York bank to buy new businesses.

David Hughes


Trustee

My name is David, I’ve been with Services for Independent Living for 20 years. I was on Direct Payments for the first 9 years then transferred to Independent Living at Home. I was asked would I like to become a trustee because of my experience at S4IL, I will try to do my best for everyone. Read full biography…

Shirley Mackay


Trustee

I joined the SIL team as a Trustee in Dec 2018. I have been inspired by the professionalism and dedication of every staff-member and manager I have met to date. I know SIL will offer me a great deal and I hope to return this and support their activities by bringing some of my experience of working in the charity and public services sectors. Read full biography…

Julie Thornby


I joined SIL as a trustee in October 2020, and I have been inspired and impressed by the warmth and supportiveness of SIL’s staff and leaders. I’m bringing to SIL my experience over a long career in senior management in NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and further afield, especially in governance and planning, and as a family carer to my elderly parents. Read full biography…

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