RSBC appoint new CEO, Sue Sharp

Sue Sharp standing against a white wall smiling, wearing glasses and a light blue flowery scarf

The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Sharp as CEO.

Sue joined RSBC in 2011, taking responsibility for the charity’s services before becoming Deputy CEO in May 2019. Her career has been dedicated to working on behalf of disabled people, first in Government service and then as a senior executive in the vision impairment sector.

“I was privileged to have been part of the Society’s journey over the last ten years and I am honoured to have been appointed Chief Executive of RSBC,” says Sue.

“The children and young people have always been my inspiration and, working with RSBC’s great staff team, I want to ensure that over the next few years we are able to support many more of them and their families with the highest quality of services.”

Dr Tom Pey

Sue’s appointment follows the recent retirement of Dr Tom Pey, who transformed RSBC into a national charity with vision impaired children, young people and their families at the heart of everything it does.

Ian Stephenson, Chair of RSBC, says: “We are grateful to Tom for all he has done over the last 11 years. His vision and leadership inspired his colleagues to passionately deliver a ‘life without limits’ for vision impaired children and young people.”

“At the same time, we are really pleased to have appointed Sue as the new CEO and we are excited for the future of the Society under her leadership.”

Tom Pey will continue to work part-time for RSBC to finish some ongoing projects. Tom is moving to Waymap Ltd as Chairman and Managing Director. Waymap Ltd is a world-leading tech company involved in navigation. Along with other founder shareholders of the company, Tom has pledged half of his initial shares to RSBC.

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