The Independent Living Funds is now closed 2017

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Stephen Jack (Chairman from April 2017)

Stephen Jack is a Chartered Accountant. He is Chief Financial Officer of Straumur, an Icelandic based investment bank, and Hon. Treasurer of the Greater London Fund for the Blind. He has held senior financial management positions in a number of international financial services organisations.




Peter Cooke (Vice Chairman from April 2016)


Professor Peter N C Cooke is KPMG Professor and Head of the Centre for Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham Business School. He is a consultant, speaker, writer and broadcaster on automotive and disability issues and was appointed a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow in 2002. Peter was a non executive director of Remploy for seven years. 




Marie Martin (from October 2003)


Marie Martin is currently a care Manager for the British Nursing Association and Chairman of the Shooting Star Children's Hospice and Linden Hall Day Centre as well as a trustee of the Hampton Fuel Trust. She has previously been a social services manager for Hounslow & Kingston Upon Thames and has also worked in the private sector.




Nick Danagher ( from November 2004)

85x85_exact-nick_danagher.jpegGraduate in English and Media Studies. Developed and managed local independent living schemes and organisations. Former board member of Central Council for Education and Training in Social work (CCETSW ) and former Executive Director of the National Centre for Independent Living.  He is a currently a freelance consultant in Disability Equality and a member of Equality 2025 - the UK advisory network on Disability Equality.



Mike Boyall ( from March 2005)

85x85_exact-mike_boyall.jpgOmbudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service. Qualified accountant. Former Deputy Director in the DTI. Former Official Receiver in the Insolvency Service managing and investigating Public Interest Insolvencies. Lay member of the disciplinary pool of the Actuarial Profession. Member of the Fitness to Practice Committee, General Osteopathic Council.




Sally Sparrow (from April 2016)

85x85_exact-sally_sparrow.jpegDirector of Social Care at Witham Braintree and Halstead Care Trust until March 2017.  A qualified social worker since 1988.  Previously worked in Social Care and the Voluntary Sector in a variety of posts with older people and those with physical and sensory impairments.




Margaret McGlade (from April 2017)



Currently a freelance consultant in social care, health and children's services.  Past Director of Social Services for Derby City Council and Senior Manager for Nottinghamshire Councy Council.  Trustee of the East Nottingham Women's Refuge. Qualified registered social worker.



Yogi Amin (from April 2017)


85x85_exact-yogi_amin.jpgSolicitor with specialism in Public Law and Human Rights.  Partner at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.  Legal practice in a range of health, social care and other public sector areas.




Susan Winterburn (from April 2017)

85x85_exact-susan_winterburn.jpegQualified as a social worker in 1975 and worked in North Yorkshire.  Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, York.  Retired Director of Family Services at Family Fund Trust - a UK wide grant making organisation.  Experience of grant making criteria and developing/managing a dispersed self-employed social care workforce.





Outline of Role of ILF Trustee

Main Duties

· To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the ILF.
· To act in good faith and in the best interest of the ILF and current and future ILF beneficiaries at all times.
· To control, monitor and regularly review finance and administration systems.
· To ensure that the ILF and its representatives comply with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and in line with the organisation’s governing documents, continually striving for best practice in governance.
· To be responsible for the overall direction and development of the ILF through good governance and clear strategic planning. 
· To operate as a Board and determine and participate in any other arrangements which they determine in order to discharge their responsibilities.
· As a Board member collectively accept the ultimate legal authority for the governance of the ILF.

Main Responsibilities

· To develop the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in association with the Chief Executive and other senior executives within the terms of the governing documents.
· To ensure sound management of the ILF’s resources and ensure expenditure is in line with the organisations’ objectives.
· To approve major capital expenditure and programme and service changes. 
· To collectively ensure appropriate records relating to accounts and financial matters are maintained and audited accordingly.
· To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of the ILF.
· To ensure that Trustees decisions are acted upon.
· To monitor the work and activities of the Chief Executive and other senior executives.

The Independent Living Funds is now closed 2017
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