The Charity is very fortunate in having the support of Patrons and Ambassadors who use their knowledge, networks and contacts to promote the development of HVL, including supporting fundraising.
Herts Vision Loss currently has the following patrons:-
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE
The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
Born in Hertfordshire in 1968, Grant was educated at Watford Grammar and Cassio College Watford, before studying Business & Finance at Manchester in the late 1980s. In 1990, Grant founded his own printing company at the age of just 21.
Grant was elected as MP for Welwyn Hatfield at the 2005 General Election and re-elected In May 2010, after which, he became Minister of State for Housing & Local Government in the Coalition Government.
Tony was the Managing Director of Berol Kemi UK Ltd and Business Development Director of Aon Consulting Financial Services. He took semi retirement in 2004 and was Bureau Manager of Welwyn Hatfield Citizen Advice Bureau until October 2008. He currently runs a small consultancy practice providing pre-retirement seminars for the NHS.
Teresa has been a member of Hertfordshire County Council since 2008 representing Harpenden South. She is currently the Executive Member for Public Health and Localism and Chair’s the County Council’s Public Health and Localism Panel, the Armed Forces Community Covenant Board and the Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership. She is also a District Councillor serving on St Albans City and District Council since 2001.
Teresa worked for a FTSE 100 company for nearly 30 years within the Company Secretarial and Investor Relations spheres. She is currently a consultant with Equiniti dealing with Corporate Governance, when council duties allow.