We are proud of our status as a deaf-led and user-led organisation, leading by example with a deaf Chief Executive Officer and a Board that is 80% deaf. At present, almost half our workforce is deaf. We believe that this allows us to honestly position ourselves as experts on deafness.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees share our values and are passionate about improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people. Our Board and Trustees are responsible for Deaf Action’s governance and strategic direction, as well as overseeing our financial health.

  • Rosie Addis – Trustee / Chair
  • Sheenagh Adams – Trustee
  • Trudi Collier – Trustee
  • Russell Clarke – Trustee
  • Alison Dines – Trustee
  • Nicola Hancock – Trustee
  • Alyson Miller – Trustee
  • Andrew Philip – Trustee
  • Philip Gerrard – CEO and Company Secretary

“Since 1835, Deaf Action has performed an integral role in the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in Scotland. Together with my fellow Board members, I am a proud ambassador for Deaf Action, leading the charity’s strategic direction, working towards our shared vision of better future for *deaf people.”


– Rosie Addis, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Annual reports

Every year we issue our Annual Report and hold our AGM. This not only provides facts and figures for our funders but also shines a light on the work we do throughout the year to support the deaf community.

Watch our most recent AGM.

Making the difference

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