Trustee information

Trustees play a vital role in the smooth running of Insight Gloucestershire. They ensure that the charity’s mission statement, “…to work in co-operation with others to enhance the independence and quality of life of all visually impaired people,” is met.

The Trustees meet quarterly to receive reports from the Management Committee and to set policy and procedure for the General Manger and his team to follow on a day to day basis.

Ann Lightfoot a trustee

Ann Lightfoot

Chair of Insight Gloucestershire. I first became involved with Insight Gloucestershire (formerly known as GCAB) as a volunteer, through my work as Welfare Rights Specialist and the New Members Group. I became a Trustee in 2006 and Chair of the Association in 2007. I am married with a daughter. I have been severely sight impaired since birth.

Tim Rice a trustee

Tim Rice

I joined Insight Gloucestershire (formerly known as GCAB) in 2005 to try and put something back into society. I have a long career in business management, and felt that I could use my skills to help other organisations.

I enjoy the different perspective on life that Insight Gloucestershire provides and meeting different people from my normal occupation. I am married with two children and a keen Season Ticket Holder at Gloucester Rugby.

Martin Horwood MP a trustee

Martin Horwood 

I came across Insight Gloucestershire – during my work as an MP for Cheltenham, I realised what a great resource and advocate the organisation was for visually impaired people like my own mother, and how many more people it could help if only we could promote it more. I joined the trustees in 2005.

Before being elected as an MP in 2005, I worked in a marketing agency and before that in the voluntary sector. I was a fundraising manager at Oxfam and Director of Fundraising at the Alzheimer’s Society.

Louise Simmonds a trustee

Louise Simmonds

I have been a Trustee of Insight Gloucestershire since 2007 having been introduced by Tim Rice, who was a colleague at the time. My professional career is in Human Resources, so I hope I can sometimes bring some useful experience to help support Steve and the team.

When I’m not working, my favourite pastime is walking my dog in the beautiful Cotswold countryside

Duncan Adam a trustee

Duncan Adam

I have always had a passion for justice, particularly for the disadvantaged. So when my career as a judge came to a premature end because of my loss of sight, it seemed natural for me to volunteer as a trustee of Insight Gloucestershire.

In my retirement I enjoy travelling, audio books, music, theatre and art. I live with my wife in Tetbury. We have four children and ten grandchildren. Our time is enjoyably busy.

Hazel, one of out trustees

Hazel Holland

I’ve been a Trustee and volunteer with Insight Gloucestershire for over 8 years. I was registered as Seriously Sight Impaired in 1976 due to Retinitus Pigmentosa.

I have recently also been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. However, this has not stopped me from a full and active life and in particular my voluntary work for many years with the local Brownie Group. I really enjoy volunteering with Insight and would encourage others to do the same.

Mary Woolley a trustee

Mary Woolley

I joined Insight Gloucestershire as a volunteer in 2005 after being registered as partially sight impaired. During this time I saw the difference the charity made to the lives of people with sight impairments and became a Trustee in 2006.

I work as a service manager for a charity assisting disabled people with Direct Payments and Personal Budgets. I am married with two children and like going for long walks with our dogs.

Mike Johnson a trustee

Mike Johnson

I have been a trustee of Insight Gloucestershire since January 2012. Providing helpful communication and practical support are just two of the many ways our volunteers and staff team help sight impaired people and their families.

It’s a very rewarding experience to appreciate how the work of the charity improves the lives of so many people throughout Gloucestershire.