James Watson O’Neill

James brings his lived experience as a disabled person to the VODG trustee board, along with 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, most of which has been spent working in social care provider charities. James is passionate about disability equality and person-centred practice.

James has worked for organisations that have been members of VODG for many years and has always admired the work of the charity and believes VODG has much to offer the sector. By getting involved as a trustee, James hopes to help VODG develop further, achieving its vision and mission.

James is Chief Executive of the national deaf health charity SignHealth which provides social care, psychological therapy and domestic abuse support to deaf people by deaf people in British Sign Language.