Staff

We have a brilliant team of dedicated staff here at MyVision, find out more about them below:

Mark

Mark Upton

Position: Chief Executive
Mark has been with the charity since 2014, he started as Client Services Manager and stepped up to become our Chief Executive in April 2021. Mark has been visually impaired since birth and is passionate about inclusion and accessibility. Mark is also a trustee of Visionary, the umbrella body for local sight loss charities.

Mark Upton

Chief Executive
Gail

Gail Webb

Position: Administrator

Gail joined in 2015 as the Administrator and was delighted to become part of the small, but dedicated team of staff. Gail is an important cog in the MyVision machine, and is brilliant at answering any questions.

Gail Webb

Administrator
Nathan

Nathan Tree

Position: Community Engagement Lead

Nathan has worked for us since 2017. He is Severely Sight Impaired and trusty guide dog Maisie can be found at his side. Nathan is a champion for Blind Ice Hockey.

Nathan Tree

Community Engagement Lead
Jamie

Jamie Sargent

Position: Technology and Equipment Officer

Jamie joined MyVision in 2022 supporting Nathan in the Resource Centre demonstrating equipment and sharing advice and support. Jamie lost his vision in 2020 and provides a wealth of knowledge through his own lived experience of sight loss.

Jamie Sargent

Technology and Equipment Officer
Carmel

Carmel Linnane

Position: Finance Officer

Carmel joined MyVision in 2021 and manages our finances, from cheques, to online payments.

Carmel Linnane

Finance Officer
Joanna

Joanna Waton

Position: Fundraising Manager

Joanna joined MyVision in 2021 starting as a Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, and was promoted to Fundraising Manager in 2022. Joanna has a background in fundraising having worked for several charities in the past.

Joanna Waton

Fundraising Manager
Margaret smiling at camera

Margaret Hart

Position: Fundraising Officer

Margaret started working at MyVision Oxfordshire in 2022 and helps raise funds to support MyVision’s work

Margaret Hart

Fundraising Officer
Devante smiling at the camera

Devante Claridge

Position: Community Engagement Worker - South

Devante joined the team in 2022, he is visually impaired and is seen out and about in South Oxfordshire with his guide dog Mac.

Devante Claridge

Community Engagement Worker - South
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Arty Zalutskiy

Position: Communications Officer

Arty joined us in 2022 all the way from Canada as our Communications Officer. He manages our social media and website, and he produces our monthly e-newsletter as well as our quarterly printed newsletter.

Arty Zalutskiy

Communications Officer
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Andy Smith

Position: Service Delivery Manager

Andy Smith is the service delivery manager. He is visually impaired and has a background in health and social care. He loves running with his team of guide runners.

Andy Smith

Service Delivery Manager
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Andreas Findlow

Position: Technology and Equipment Officer

Andreas is our new Technology and Equipment Officer. Andreas is blind and moved to the UK from Sweden in 2022. He has a lot of experience in assistive technology and services for visually impaired people.

Andreas Findlow

Technology and Equipment Officer
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Katie Foulk

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Katie joined MyVision in July 2023 as Volunteer Coordinator, recruiting and supporting all of our amazing volunteers. She has recently graduated, and is excited to be beginning my career with MyVision Oxfordshire.

Katie Foulk

Volunteer Coordinator
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John Coppock

Position: Support Worker

John Coppock is our Support Worker in 2023 who is working with Andreas Findlow.

John has previously worked as a chartered engineer with a previous career in computer control of electrical engineering.

John Coppock

Support Worker
Lydia smiling

Lydia Hayden

Position: Fundraising Assistant

Lydia has started with us in January 2024 as a Fundraising Assistant Intern through the Thomas Pocklington Trust. Along with her guide dog Rotary, Lydia is ready to support the team and raise vital funds at local events to make MyVision’s services possible.

Lydia Hayden

Fundraising Assistant

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Accreditations

Accreditations

MyVision Oxfordshire is registered as a charity in England and Wales No.1140556 and as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 07465300.