As a child Tom’s dyslexia was not recognised and he was regarded as having limited mental capacity. At 21 a lucky break led to Tom becoming responsible for The Imperial Life international conferences, a role he held for 30 years.
Tom Sheriff is an economist (MA) with business experience of strategic planning, finance, marketing and personnel. Tom has significant experience with vulnerable client groups, including those suffering mental health and prisoners and their families.
Jacky Oliver trained as a Chartered Physiotherapist and specialised in mental health. She undertook a service management role during the closure of the Epsom Hospital Cluster, involving commissioning new hospitals and community services.
Dr Attard qualified as a medical doctor in 1978 and went on to train as a psychiatrist in the St. George’s Hospital Rotation, obtaining her MRCPsych in 1983. She specialised in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability. Her main clinical interest is the treatment of mental illness of people with learning disabilities and developmental disorders
Caroline trained as an Accountant via the AAT route and then ACCA. Having worked predominantly in practice, she now runs her own accountancy practice.
For over 10 years prior to becoming a trustee, Caroline ran The Sunnybank Trust payroll and had been involved in the end of year accounts.
As retired printing engineer, Bill spent all his working life on newspaper printing presses and ancillary printing equipment for national newspapers.
Bill became involved in Sunnybank following an appeal to help set up a registered charity in our local area.
Having begun his working life as an office clerk with a small public company, now owned by BTR/Rentokil, Derek gained practical experience in many aspects of business. He then moved on to become a Senior Accountant with Dowding & Doll Ltd.
Having qualified earlier in his career as a chartered Quantity Surveyor, Luke decided to venture into digital marketing and after ten years developing websites, started his own company in 2008 with two colleagues. He now runs a 25-strong digital marketing company, based in Epsom.
Ciara is proud to be Sunnybank’s first trustee that has a learning disability. She has worked for Mencap since 1999 and now works full-time as a Campaigns Support Officer. Ciara is a Mencap media spokesperson and she chairs two Mencap inclusion groups.
Chris retired recently from being a consultancy partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the leading global business services firm. Throughout his career, he has focused on the public and voluntary sectors working as a civil servant in Whitehall and for the European Commission in Brussels.
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