Ramani Langley - Chair of Trustees
Ramani has worked for over 25 years for software companies and systems integrators as a Director of Sales and Services. She is a ski instructor and soprano, singing with Lantern Voices quartet, the BBC Symphony Chorus, and Guildford Opera. Ramani has regularly volunteered and raised funds for charities and was keen to use her business skills to more actively support a local charity. She joined Linkable as a trustee in 2018 and became Chair in February 2020.
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Stuart has worked for over 25 years managing in-house pension schemes for large companies and providing advice to pension scheme Trustee Boards. Outside of work he is an active member of a local church and for 5 years was a volunteer with Woking Street Angels providing care and support to those in need in Woking town centre on Friday and Saturday nights. Stuart loves playing and watching sport and is a keen tennis player. Stuart’s first introduction to LinkAble was when his twin sons volunteered with them for their Duke of Edinburgh Award and he became a Trustee is 2018.
Sarah brings to our board 18 years’ experience in the charity sector as a fundraising professional. She’s delivered fundraising strategies for organisations including Diabetes UK, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Special Olympics Great Britain and is currently Head of Community & Events Fundraising for Samaritans. Having spent much of her career working for disability charities, Sarah has gained an insight into the challenges disabled people face to be fully included in society, and feels strongly that everyone should be supported to achieve their goals and live a fulfilled life.
Richard has a degree in Economics and Management and over 10 years experience working for large consumer organisations in commercial and analytics roles. He has managed teams responsible for ensuring the commercial success of the organisations and planning and executing complex projects to deliver better technology and services to customers. Outside of work, he has a young family and, when he has the time, enjoys sports including golf and skiing. He joined LinkAble in 2019 to use his skills and experience to help the LinkAble team and all their service users.
Carolyn is a qualified Solicitor and has worked in the commercial legal industry as an in-house lawyer for the past 20 years, mostly within the IT industry. British born, but grew up in South Africa, Carolyn has been actively involved in the local communities in South Africa, raising funds for children’s nursery schools in the under-developed areas and helping with reading, knitting and other similar activities to assist the children in further developing their skills. Carolyn is keen to get involved in charity work in the UK and is keen to use her business skills that she has gained over the last 20 years to support LinkAble. Outside of work Carolyn enjoys hiking, running, swimming, cycling and reading.
Pat has over 30 years of HR experience, gained during 26 years in the public sector and a further 10 as a senior manager with a physical and learning disabilities charity. She now has her own coaching and consultancy business, through which she works mostly with a cross-section of charities on a variety of initiatives. She joined LinkAble in 2020 through a desire to provide ongoing support to a local organisation. When not working, Pat enjoys walking, photography and learning (about anything). She loves animals. She also likes to eat, sleep and watch television.
Colin has worked for large PLCs (B2B & B2C), Charities and in the Public Sector, including many years with board level responsibility for complete national businesses (and their safety); leading substantial operational teams in engineering, DIY retail, private healthcare and training organisations. He has also served as a governor of a local MLD school. His son has benefited from Linkable’s programmes and events for almost 20 years and Colin is keen to support its services for current and future users. In his spare time, he can often be found ‘in the shed’ (utilising his engineering skills) or out cycling in the Surrey Hills. He also enjoys foreign travel and spending time with his family.