Our Trustees

Terry Waller


Terry is a Project Manager at Coventry University Online. An experienced consultant with a breadth of skills in managing technology implementations, as well as education and public sector transformation projects. Terry is Hard of Hearing.

Dr Kirsty Rees

Finance Director

Kirsty has a Doctorate in the study of the linguistics of sign languages and how computers - particularly virtual reality - can be used to generate signing avatars. Formally Deafax’s Director of Operations, Kirsty is now Deafax’s Treasurer advising on the day-to-day financial management as well as sitting on the Board of Trustees.

Simone Banks


Simone is deaf with one cochlear implant and one hearing aid. She is currently working as an Advisory Teacher of the Deaf within Barnet. She is widely travelled with international placements supporting deaf children, most recently based in Rwanda.

Phil Bradford


Phil works as an Employment Coach for a Mental Health Charity which supports individuals to live with increased freedom from the constraints of mental ill health. In previous roles he worked to support children and young people to overcome difficulties accessing their education. He is hearing.

Veronica Thorvardarson


Veronica is an Educational Audiologist and Teacher of the Deaf. Currently she is a Senior Peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf managing a caseload of children (0-19 years) for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. Veronica is a cochlear implantee.

Simon Behrman


Simon Behrman teaches law at the University of Warwick, specialising in issues of forced migration. Previously, he had a varied career including working for a mental health charity. He was born with a moderate-to-severe hearing loss, and has worn hearing aids for over 43 years. He lives in London with his partner and three children, one of whom also has a hearing loss and wears hearing aids.

Sue Bowen


Hearing Teacher of Special Educational needs with a range of other related responsibilities and interests. Keen Hockey player.