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The Board of Trustees


Role. Regulated by the Charities’ Commission, the Board of Trustees is responsible for controlling the management, administration and financial business of the charity. Key to their selection, is a thorough understanding of the nature of Spinal Cord Injury and rehabilitation.

Background. Four of the trustees are themselves spinal cord injured and have a wide range of personal experience of Tetraplegia and Paraplegia. In addition the able bodied Trustees are subject matter experts and add their professional dimension to the Board’s decision making. Abbreviated Biographies are available for each Trustee.

Meetings. The Board of Trustees meets formally twice each year and as well as overseeing routine business, considers funding for any proposed research projects. Before their deliberations, Trustees always consider INSPIRE’S Objective and importantly whether the necessary funds are in place for new projects to commence. They also consider the views of the User Committee. All Trustees give their time freely. They meet two months after the biannual Scientific Committee meetings usually in May and November.

Conflict of Interests. The INSPIRE Foundation enforces a strict protocol should Conflict of Interests arise. In the event of any discussion or voting taking place where a Trustee may have a declared or known interest, he or she will be asked to leave the meeting room for the duration of that agenda item.

Spinal Cord Injuries. Those Trustees with asterisks by their names (*) have personal experience of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Please click on the Trustee to read their abbreviated biography: