OUR TRUSTEES

Signal is are overseen by a Board of Trustees. The Board leads Signal and ensures that the funding that we receive is used in the most effective way. They all kindly volunteer their time to support our work.

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MARTIN JAMES

Chair

"I was a Trustee of Signal at its inception in 2013 and became the Chair of Trustees in 2018.  Signal is an exceptional charity with a truly impressive record of working with people of all ages with hearing impairments both here in the UK and in Sub-Saharan Africa.  As someone who has always worked with the community throughout my career and volunteering, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to help support the excellent staff at Signal to really make a difference across its impressive range of projects."

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ANDREW PUGH ACCA

Treasurer

Andrew joined Signal in 2018 as Trustee and Treasurer. “Since joining Signal I never fail to be amazed at the fantastic work the team carry out and how the services and support provided directly benefit people who are  Deaf, have hearing loss and tinnitus in the UK and internationally. I am extremely grateful for all the support we receive whether financially or in time through the volunteer framework as without this we could not provide the quality and continuity we are known for”.

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DAVID TUDOR MBE

Deputy Chair

Since retirement in 1996, David Tudor has undertaken charity work for a number of organisations in Shropshire, often involving fundraising -including successful bids to the national lottery and grant making trusts. In 2016 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of community and charity work in Shropshire

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TERESA JAMES

Trustee

I became a volunteer for Signal in 2017 after retiring after 30 years of teaching. I helped with administration initially and then progressed into supporting the work of the Tinnitus programme which I have found to be very rewarding.  Earlier this year I was invited to become a trustee of Signal in December 2019.

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LAUREN KINNAIRD

Trustee

I became a trustee for Signal in 2021 after hearing about the great work they do in the UK and Internationally. My academic background is in International Development and I work in the charity sector so I am looking forward to supporting Signal using my knowledge and experience. I am excited to see how Signal's work develops over the coming years.

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STEVE WILCOX

Trustee

I was looking for an opportunity that enabled me to volunteer locally, use my business skills, and put something back into the community .Via CUBE I found opportunities with Shropshire RCC helping people with hearing loss , PCAS helping vulnerable people , Oswestry Town Museum . Later with Signal( where I have recently become a Trustee)  helping people with Tinnitus and the BTA( where I facilitate a support group ).  I have also become involved in other volunteer work with a Credit Union where I am  currently Chairman. I did start  again as a stage manager for a local Theatre company but that has folded during the pandemic . I think Oswestry is a great place to live

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CARA SHAW

Trustee

I started my career with Signal as their International Programmes Officer in 2014. Over the last seven or so years, I have worked as a Programme Manager in the humanitarian and development sectors in East Africa, the Middle East, and the UK for several charities. I re-joined Signal as a Trustee in 2021. Although small, Signal is an expert in hearing loss and that puts us in a unique position for our work locally and internationally.  I look forward to supporting our dedicated staff and volunteers to plan and prepare for the next phase of Signal's overseas work.

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DAVID WOLFE-ROSE

Trustee

I joined Signal in 2021 as Trustee alongside working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton where I teach on the Deaf Studies and Interpreting programmes.  As a sign language user, I am aware of the many barriers that deaf and hard of hearing people face on a daily basis and I look forward to being able to share my experiences to further develop the excellent services that Signal provides.