CAIL is run by a Board of Trustees of whom 75% have Lived experience of being a person with a disability, carer, or older person. All of the Board members have a lot of personal and professional experience. To find out more about their skills and experience please take a look at their profiles below.
Paul Taylor (Chair)
Paul spent most of his working life in the public sector, working for organisations involved in planning, funding and monitoring post-16 education and training in schools, Further Education Colleges and Apprenticeship providers. Most recently this was for Essex County Council. Much of the work was about opening up access to education and training to those who experience disadvantage: it is this aspect of his work that led to his long standing interest in, and commitment to, disability issues. He has been a Trustee and Director of Essex Coalition of Disabled People, the Essex Coalition of Disabled People and has been Chair of Cambridgeshire Alliance since March 2015.
Antoinette is a relatively new trustee. She learnt of CAILs work when she was involved with The Model Conversation and was one of the people interviewed regarding living with a disability. Antoinette was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 and continued to work in education (specialising in issues to do with inclusion, safeguarding, multi-agency work, disability, special educational needs and mental health) up until 2016. She continues to do some voluntary work as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist having completed her training in 2011). She is married with three children, four cats and two dogs!
Andrew has been a Trustee since the start of CAIL. He spent 22 years in the private sector in senior commercial positions working in national and international business development and change management. He joined Headway as Chief Executive in 2007 and developed the Cambridgeshire operation into a specialist community rehabilitation service. He then led Age UK in Essex to financial sustainability in the face of five years of public agency funding cuts. Most recently he has moved into interim management and consultancy and is currently Chief Executive for Fledglings Family Services working with disabled children, their families and carers.
Judith is a retired Open University Marketing Lecturer. She draws on her lived experience of her own long term health condition to help others who are struggling to cope with their own. This role gives her a good insight into the problems that people with disabilities face every day. In addition to being a Trustee for CAIL Judith is also Chair of Disability Cambridgeshire
Justin is a Chartered Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has spent the last 20 years designing, embedding and measuring Governance, Risk and Control frameworks. More recently Justin has worked in Public Sector Senior Management within the Gambling Commission; managing teams of Accounting, Audit and IT professionals.
Adrian qualified as an Architect in 1976. He spent 5 years in the public sector at the London Borough of Camden designing social housing, and a further 5 years in the private sector designing private housing. He then joined the University of Cambridge Estate Management Department. In 1992 he developed Parkinson’s but continued to work for another 16 years. During this period he served as treasurer on the Committee of the Cambridge Branch of Parkinson’s UK followed by a number of years as Chair. He was also instrumental in making the university aware of its responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act and organised disability audits in the whole of its estate.
CAIL are currently recruiting new Trustees. If you would like to know more about this opportunity download a Role Description and Application Form here.
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