LEWISHAM SPEAKING UP - Key Persons
- Health Ambassadors Project Worker
Ashley has over a decade's experience of working as an Independent Mental Health Advocate for a variety of mental health organisations including Mind and Rethink. She has volunteer and project management experience, combined with over 25 years of volunteering, all of which she is able to bring to her Trustee role. She is a disabled person who has an adult child with learning disabilities which is why she is passionate to support Lewisham Speaking Up.
- Company Secretary
- Training Coordinator
- Hate Crime Trainer
Imthiaz is a multi-award-winning PR and comms specialist who has worked for some of the biggest charities in the UK. As a noisy campaigner and advocate for people with a learning disability, he is passionate about ensuring everyone supported by Lewisham Speaking Up has a voice and will be listened to. Imthiaz lives in the borough of Lewisham.
- SELF-ADVOCACY SUPPORTER
Meriel is a solicitor specialising in consumer and financial disputes at the law firm Leigh Day. She has experience advising charities in legal disputes and compliance matters. She lives in Lewisham and joined Lewisham Speaking Up in 2020 because she wanted to use her legal skills to help a charity in her local area, and to support Lewisham Speaking Up's work to help people with learning disabilities to get their voices heard.
- HEAD VOLUNTEERING PARTNERSHIPS & SOCIAL
Sean is a qualified accountant with 20+ years in financial roles. As a parent of a child with a learning disability, he was keen to join Lewisham Speaking Up's board to help promote those with learning disabilities being heard.