Su Sayer

Su Sayer

Chief executive, United Response

Su Sayer CBE is the chief executive at United Response, which helps sufferers of learning disabilities and mental health problems, with almost 3,000 staff and 250 residential units throughout England and Wales. She co-founded the charity in 1973.

In March 2014 she announced she would step down once a successor is appointed but remain as a part-time director.

She will become the chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England in June 2014.

Awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to disabled people and a CBE in 2013, Sayer also received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2003 Charity Awards. She has been a Charity Awards judge since 2011.

She has served on the boards of several government bodies and charities including Save the Children and Prostate Cancer UK.

She was involved in a consultation group for the Futurebuilders fund, a member of the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative Validation Panel; an honorary senior visiting fellow in the faculty of management at Cass Business School, and vice-chair of Bath University Students’ Union. 

She was previously on the trustee board for NCVO and was chair of Acevo for three years. 

 

 

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