Trustee Directors


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Headway B&S has always been fortunate to have a strong board of Trustee Directors who have been fully supportive to the Chief Executive, and forward thinking in its approach. The board of directors of the company are also trustees of the charity.We are always keen to expand the Board of Trustee Directors and especially welcome people with different skills, and from many backgrounds. We try to have a wide representation of people to ensure that we have input from people of all ages, disability, sex and race. All Trustees receive an Induction Pack and Directors Handbook fully explaining the roles and responsibilities. Being a Trustee does not always require experience and skills, we also welcome people who are able to give their time and enthusiasm. We expect that a Trustee will give a small amount of commitment to turning up for meetings etc. and understand that everything discussed in meetings, is to be treated with the strictest of confidence.



Mon-Fri 10am-3pm


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We are always in need of people with the following experiences:


  • a carer of someone with a disability

  • work experience in a Primary Care Trust or Local Authority

  • work experience in Health or Social Care

  • local community involvement in the West Midlands

  • business skills

    a carer of someone with a disabilitywork experience in a Primary Care Trust or Local Authoritywork experience in Health or Social Carelocal community involvement in the West Midlandsbusiness skills


Occasionally Trustees may be asked to join a sub-committee. They are usually set up for a particular 'one off' project, or certain aspects of the management of Headway B&S that would benefit from Trustee input, such as Quality Standards Review or Policy making. If you are interested in joining our Board as a Trustee Director, please contact David Chater by leaving your details at 0121-457-7541 or emailing



Headway Birmingham & Solihull


Current Trustees

David Chater - Chairman

Retired Business Executive

Richard Langton - Secretary

Retired Solicitor

 Dilini De Silva - Treasurer

 Retired Charity Finance Professional

John Barnes   ~        Retired Business Executive

Neelam Heera   ~      Paralegal

Jonathan Cassidy  ~  Senior HR Business Partner

Jayne Campbell ~      Solicitor

Peter Durham  ~        Headway Volunteer

Rachel Kinning  ~       Carer of brain injured person & Teacher

Bill Costello      ~        Brain Injured client - OBSERVER


David Chater receiving his Award and John Barnes receiving his Award

Two of  our volunteer Trustee Directors David Chater and John Barnes were honoured at the Headway UK Awards  Ceremony, which  was   held on Thursday, 10  December 2009, at the Dorchester Hotel,  London.


David  Chater, Chairman of  Headway Birmingham & Solihull was  awarded  a Lifetime Achievement Award for his  tireless  commitment to Headway Birmingham & Solihull and John Barnes, Treasurer was one  of three nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award, which he achieved for his  admirable work in helping  people with brain injury over 10 years. 


Sue Tyler, Chief Executive of Headway Birmingham & Solihull said that David and John were both  wonderfully dedicated, caring and  hard-working men.   During their time as volunteers  Headway Birmingham and Solihull has become  one of the largest groups in the Headway  Network.

In 2013 John Barnes was awarded an MBE for his dedication to Charity Work.

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Headway Birmingham & Solihull

Reg Office:  Leighton House, 20 Chapel Rise, Birmingham Great Park, Rednal, Birmingham B45 9SN

Registered Charity No 1008798                                               Company Reg No 2686647

Affiliated to Headway UK - The brain injury Association