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Committed to making a difference

Meet the Board

Our Board of Trustees know how important it is that Real Life Options is well-led by its Leadership Team. They are committed to ensuring that decision making and forward planning is in the best interests of the organisation and the people we support. See below for a snapshot of why they offer their time as a Trustee and what they bring to the role.

David Wilkin – Chair of the Board

David Wilkin – Chair of the Board

“Being involved with an organisation where staff at all levels are dedicated to providing a real choice, a real voice and making a real difference to the lives of the people we support and the people around them, is reason enough for giving the time I do to support our organisation.

As an experienced Executive, Non-Executive Director and Trustee, the vast proportion of my working life was spent in commercial organisations leading and creating an environment for people to achieve their potential. Our founder, David Wandless, was very astute in naming the organisation as he did – Real Life Options. It is a privilege and an honour to be a Trustee and Chair.”


Rob Hendry

Rob Hendry

“I was delighted to join the Board of Real Life Options in 2016 as a Trustee and was impressed by what the organisation had set out to achieve.  Meeting some of the staff and the people we support has been a privilege.

I used to be a family doctor in the east of Scotland and am currently the Medical Director of an organisation that looks after healthcare professionals around the world.  Having worked in the health and social care field for many years, I know how important it is that everyone is treated as an individual and is given the opportunity to get the most out of their lives.”


Kate Shier

Kate Shier

“I’m excited to join Real Life Options having learned about the amazing work they do to support and empower people. I strongly believe in the benefits their work brings to individuals, families and communities and I’m honoured to be a part of it.

This is my first role as a Trustee and I’m really looking forward to offering my experience and financial expertise for the benefit of the organisation. The core values at Real Life Options align very closely to my own and I will strive to bring a positive contribution to aid them in achieving their vision.”


Charles Maltby

Charles Maltby

“I am delighted to join Real Life Options as a Trustee and add to the great work that is already being done for the many people in our care. After years of executive life in industry, the time has come for me to share my experience to help enhance Real Life Options activities and ensure that we can grow and continue to increase the number of people we can support and the way we support them.”


Colin McCorkindale

Colin McCorkindale

“Having spent over thirty years working in senior sales, operational and consultancy roles within financial services and risk management organisations, I am extremely pleased to join the Board of Real Life Options as a Non-Executive Director and Trustee.

I am really looking forward to working with the rest of the Board and Real Life Options colleagues to ensure the continued strive for excellence in seeking to make a positive difference to the people we support.”


Richard Sloggett

Richard Sloggett

“I am delighted to take up my role with Real Life Options as a Trustee and Non Executive Director. Having worked in Government recently I have seen some of the amazing work and care being provided to people with learning disabilities, autism and age-related needs to support them to live full and active lives. I am really looking forward to making a positive contribution to the organisation.”


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