Our board of Trustees are responsible for helping us to achieve our aims, and ensuring this is being done ethically, efficiently and within resources.
The Bild Trustees are:
Alan Jefferson, Chair of Trustees
Alan's career in social care spanned almost four decades and involved working in both adults and children’s services.
For the last 20 years he specialised in regulation and review, working initially as an Assistant Director of Social Services in Lancashire and subsequently as the North West Regional Director for the National Care Standards Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Care Quality Commission.
Alan has been involved with Bild since the mid 1990s, particularly with our behaviour support programme.
Professor Nigel Beail
Nigel is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Psychological Services for Barnsley Learning Disability Service and Honorary Chair in Psychology at the University of Sheffield.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities, Secretary of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability and Vice Chair of the British Psychological Society's Faculty for Learning Disability.
Nigel's clinical work includes providing psychological interventions to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities who present with a wide range of problems. He specialises in work with clients who self injure, those that offend or have significant mental health problems.
Sally is very passionate about people's rights and she is an active member of Build for the Future, which meets at Bild offices four times a year.
Sally has been a member of an advocacy group called Independence First for nine years, which is run by Our Way Self Advocacy. She is also a Health Champion and is Co-Chair of the Learning Disability Forum for the West Midlands, and Vice Chair of the new Worcestershire People’s Parliament for people with learning disabilities.
Fred is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds the role of BILD Treasurer. He has more than 30 years experience as an accountant, both in the UK and abroad.
He also has experience of working on the boards of other charities in the Midlands, including Our Way Self Advocacy in Kidderminster, which is part of Build for the Future.
Dr Colin Dale
Dr Colin Dale is Chief Executive of Caring Solutions (UK) Ltd a mental health and learning disability consultancy company based in the north west of England which carries out national, regional and local health care projects throughout the UK.
He is the Vice Chairman of 5 Boroughs Mental health and Learning Disability NHS Foundations Trust, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire, and a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Dr Dale has a particular interest in the care and treatment of offenders with a learning disability and has edited three books on this topic. He runs an annual International conference on the subject in the UK which is now acclaimed as the foremost academic conference on the topic in Europe. He runs a website in conjunction with the conference which receives enquiries from around the world (www.ldoffenders.co.uk).
Ashok Roy, OBE
Dr Ashok Roy is a consultant in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability in Solihull Services and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
He is the Lead for the LD Assessment and Treatment Service and Service Development and Research for the Trust and represents the Royal College LD Executive at the Department of Health for the development of Care Pathways and Payment by Results (PbR).
Dr Roy is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Psychiatry Department at Birmingham University.
His interests include clinical outcome measures, service development, access to primary care services, and ethical issues in Learning Disability.