Lesley Smeardon
Head of Internal Services

What’s your professional background?

I’m a communication and membership professional, and have headed up these functions in many different charities of many different shapes and sizes over a considerable number of years!

What do you do?

I work with the Member engagement team to ensure we can respond to the support needs of all our members, regardless of their size and operation areas. We want to give members the best experience of being part of Visionary’s membership.

What do you like most about working for Visionary?

There’s a great, enthusiastic team at Visionary so there’s always a lot of creative ideas regularly flying between us.

Why work in the VI sector?

If Visionary can help local VI charities develop a connected network, to provide a truly joined up provision for people with visual impairment up and down the country, that’s hugely satisfying.

If you could be anywhere on a Friday afternoon where would it be?

As I live by the sea, it would have to be an early evening beach walk with my family and friends; some wine, and beach cricket/football -and hopefully encouraging our outdoor-phobic dog Eddie to come along too!

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