The people with overall responsibility
Governance and Management
ECIL has a Board of Trustees, consisting of no more than twelve trustees. We also have observer membership, which allows people to attend the Board for a year, to find out whether it is something they want to do. In this capacity, they have no voting rights. The committee meets every six weeks. Under the constitution, full members of ECIL must be disabled people. We have an associate member category for our able bodied supporters.
Robin Fleming is a former Director of Ealing Social Services and works as a social care consultant. A psychiatric social worker by training, she is a Mental Health Act Manager and also sits on the boards or committees of Mind Ealing & Hounslow, Certitude and Acton Care Centre.
Sally O'Connor is the vice chair of ECIL. She is a wheelchair user and also has a visual impairment. She has finance skills and is the treasurer of a large local organisation. Her particular campaigning interest is in transport.
George Venus is the ECIL treasurer. He is known for his committed support to the disability voluntary sector and is a retired, qualified accountant.
Ordinary Board of Trustees members
Wendy Starkie - brings a wealth of experience both as a disabled member of ECIL and as a carer. She leads on small fundraising projects.
Mandy Hudson - a teacher, who receives Direct Payments.
Yuusuf Guuled - has set up HADEA (Horn of Africa Disability and Elderly Association) based in Acton, which supports disabled people from Somalia and other African countries.
Jay Dasani - takes an active interest in the voluntary sector locally. He is himself disabled, with two disabled children, and has computer skills.
Sue McLean-Grant - now retired, worked for Ealing Community Transport. She is interested in Housing issues.
Anna Brokling - is a strong supporter of ECIL's activities. She is an older member and a keen student, who recently achieved English 'A' level and a special Student of the Year award.
Mark Reen - opposition Councillor, former Cabinet member with responsibility for Adult Services.
There are currently no Observers.