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Eithne Rynne

Eithne Rynne
Chief Executive

Eithne joined KAB in August 2016, from the London Voluntary Service Council where she also held the position of CEO. KAB's Trustees delegate day-to-day responsibility for running the charity to the Chief Executive, so Eithne is responsible for KAB's strategy, finances, policy, and service delivery and development. She has a wealth of experience of voluntary sector management, mainly gained within voluntary and community organisations. Email Eithne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 
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Vanessa Stanley
Head of Human Resources

Vanessa joined KAB in July 2002 having worked in Human Resources for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Vanessa is responsible for all areas of KAB recruitment, performance management, HR policies and training on personnel issues. Email Vanessa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Andrea Forsythe

Andrea Forsythe
Head of Finance

Andrea joined KAB in August 2016 and has responsibility for the financial controls and the day-to-day running of the finance department. Andrea is a Fellowship Member of the Association of Certified Accountants and has over 15 years experience as a qualifed accountant. She has a wide spectrum of experience within charities, corporate and education sectors. Andrea has previously worked for organisations such Canterbury College, Transport for London and Commission for Racial Equality. Email Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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Head of Fundraising

Amanda Croft-Pearman joined KAB as Head of Fundraising in 2014. She brings a wealth of fundraising experience to the team having previously worked at NSPCC, the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate and most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Oracle Cancer Trust which is based at The Royal Marsden Hospital. Email Amanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 
Katherine Barr

Katherine Barr
Head of Client Services

Katherine joined KAB in April 2011 and has responsiblility for the day to day running of the 3 rehabilitation teams across Kent, Bromley and Medway. She also leads on specific projects such as the Peer Support Programme. Prior to KAB Katherine worked in Service Management for Barnardo’s.  Email Katherine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Kay Mannering

Kay Mannering
Guide Communicator Service Manager

Kay first joined KAB as a Guide Communicator in 2002 and worked as a GC for 5 years. After a short break from KAB, she re-joined in 2009 as a Senior Guide Communicator and was promoted to Service Manager in 2011. Before joining KAB, Kay taught Deaf Awareness and BSL for 9 years.  Email Kay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Avril Chapman
Training Manager

Avril joined KAB in April 2005. She has academic responsibility for the Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation and is Internal Verifier for our accredited Open College Network (OCN) Sensory Impairment courses. Avril is a qualified teacher and gained her experience managing programmes and teaching within Adult Education. Email Avril at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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