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


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


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…

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…

John Rogers


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


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…

Awaiting Election to the Board

In 2023 we have two new individuals who would each like to be a Trustee at SIL. The elections for these nominations will take place at our AGM on Thursday, 5th October 2023. If you are a Full Member of SIL you are eligible to cast your vote on whether or not you agree to Steph and Vicki representing your interests on our Board. If you are unable to attend the meeting as a Full Member you can send in a proxy vote. Please use the form below and return to marketing@s4il.co.uk The personal statements for both Steph and Vicki can also be found below.

Special Resolution to be voted on at 2023 AGM

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