Trustees

Scope is a governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board makes decisions about our strategic direction and is ultimately responsible for the management and conduct of the charity.

Andrew McDonald CB

Chair of Scope, Member of People Committee and Chair of Nominations Panel

Andrew was a Civil Servant until his retirement in 2014. His final executive role was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. From 2009 he led Civil Service work to improve the experience of disabled civil servants. Andrew was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2007 and with aggressive Prostate Cancer in 2010.

Andrew Hooke

Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee

Andrew is Chief Operating Officer at PA Consulting, responsible for all market and client facing aspects of PA’s business. Andrew believes in giving everyone the skills, capabilities and confidence they need to reach their potential - a perfect fit with Scope's mission.

Celia Atherton OBE

Member of People Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

Celia's background is in social work. Her most recent role was as Director of the social justice programme at arts, sustainability and social justice charity the Dartington Hall Trust. She says she is proud to have the chance as Trustee to help create a world where we promote and celebrate what can be done, and not accept that some don’t have what others have.

Robin Hindle Fisher

Member of the Finance Committee

Robin is a business coach and a non-executive director of an investment management firm. He is physically disabled (caused by Thalidomide) and has been a trustee of three other disability charities since 1999. Before becoming a trustee Robin was chair of Scope's Extra Costs Commission, an independent body created by Scope to examine ways of reducing the extra costs of living faced by disabled people in the UK.

Alex Massey

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Alex is a partner in Deloitte’s consulting business, leading their public sector ‘Organisation Transformation’ team. He has worked across central government advising on major organisational transformations. Alex is committed to making a difference in society and the scale of Scope’s ambition is a source of inspiration for him. He has direct experience of mental health issues.

Joe Barrell

Vice Chair (external) and Chair of the Customer and Supporter Committee

Joe has dedicated much of his career to working for social justice, in charities, Non-Governmental Organisations, and now through his charity consultancy business, Eden Stanley. Joe brings Scope experience in communications, fundraising and popular engagement, developed in executive leadership and governance roles over 25 years.

Claire Flint

Vice Chair (internal) and Chair of the People Committee

Claire has a passion for helping organisations, teams and individuals to flourish and reach their potential. She is a leadership consultant with numerous Non-Executive Director and Trustee roles and leadership consulting.

Claire cares deeply about inclusion in society and has lived experience of disability. Her brother is a wheelchair user and has been disabled from birth.

Rebecca Simmonds

Member of the Customer and Supporter Committee

Rebecca has extensive experience in digital transformation and building digital products and services. She is business director at digital agency Zone. Rebecca’s skills are inspiring teams around a vision, guiding, mentoring and challenging people, making tough decisions, celebrating success and evaluating risk.

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