RNIB director to lead Fight for Sight

Sight loss charity Fight for Sight has appointed RNIB director Keith Valentine as its next chief executive.

He joins the charity in January 2022 from the RNIB, where he is director of external affairs and development,

At the RNIB he manages the All Party Parliamentary Group on eye health and visual impairment.

His previous roles include CEO of Vision UK and trusteeships of Retina UK and Action for Blind People.

“I’m hugely excited to be joining Fight for Sight to accelerate the development of new treatments and ultimately potential cures for millions of people affected by sight loss,” said Valentine.

Fight for Sight chair Louisa Vincent added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Keith Valentine as our new chief executive. Keith’s career, accomplishments and experience clearly demonstrate how committed he is to make a real difference for people with sight loss.

“He will drive the next exciting phase of our development, with so much promising science bringing potential new treatments for people with sight loss. He will champion our values, increase the impact of our research and heighten awareness for more funding in research”.

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