Deaf charity names new CEO

The British Deaf Association has named Rebecca Mansell as its new chief executive.

Mansell, who is deaf, joins the membership charity at the end of the month and was most recently fundraising manager at Sense International.

Her other roles include director of fundraising for Signhealth and head of services for Deafplus.

“I want to bring my experience to the BDA, increasing, strengthening and safeguarding our sign language work across the UK. I’m looking forward to the challenge, “said Mansell.

She added: “I am very honoured to accept this new role as Chief Executive. I am very much looking forward to working with staff, volunteers, members and our wider stakeholders.

“The BDA is the oldest UK-wide deaf charity run by, and for, deaf people, which, since its inception in 1890, has been fighting for BSL (British Sign Language) recognition, and, inclusion and equality in the wider society.

“As a deaf person, I bring lived experience which has driven my career in the field of deaf services.”

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