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. 

 

 

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

Displaying 1 to 4 (of 4)

Su Sayer CBE, chief executive, United Response

January’s launch of Easy News has helped to level the playing field for people with learning disabilities, says Su Sayer.


United Response: 'Our chief executive has stayed for 40 years'

Maurice Rumbold, chair of United Response offers his thoughts on why having the same chief executive for 40 years works has worked so well for the charity.

Dealing with a thick-skinned troublesome trustee

Rose Wilson and Su Sayer offer advice as to how best to deal with a difficult trustee who just won't budge.

Case study: How United Response listened to service users

United Response established a specialist inclusion team to help it increase the involvement of beneficiaries in the charity's governance

Is Lord Wallace suggesting that Ministers are slow learners when confronted with evidence of all the problems being thrown up by payment by results for small and medium-sized third sector organisations? Why should the experiment continue in its present form once the evidence is confronted?

» Cabinet Office considers appointing charity contracting rep

Displaying 1 to 4 (of 4)

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Dorothy Dalton (17) James Sinclair Taylor (10) Anne-Marie Piper (9) Neal Green (9) Don Bawtree (7) Shivaji Shiva (6) Mike Hudson (6) Lindsay Driscoll (6) Anne Moynihan (6) Jonathan Burchfield (5)
Stephen Lloyd (5) Tesse Akpeki (5) Beryl Hobson (5) Tania Mason (4) Alastair Keatinge (4) Sarah Phillips OBE (4) Olga Johnson (3) Ian Allsop (3) Rosamund McCarthy (3) Linda Laurance (3) Niki May Young (3) Rosie Chapman (3) Martyn Turner (3) Ian Gould (3) Vibeka Mair (2) Celina Ribeiro (2) Hannah Armit (2) Andrew Hind CB (2) Rachel Holmes (2) Kate Sayer (2) Michael King (2) Jane Klauber (2) Heather Lamont (2) Alison McKenna (2) Chris Priestley (2) Andrew Small (2) Richard Weaver (2) Jesper Christensen (2) Sir Christopher Kelly (2) Paul Gibson (2) Rodney Buse (2) Su Sayer (2) Jo Coleman (2) Dame Mary Marsh (2) David Green (2) Alastair Smith (2) Janet Turner QC (2) Kirsty Weakley (2) Jayne Adams (2) Alice Faure Walker (2) Alistair Lomax (2) Yonni Abramson (1) Jackie Ballard (1) Neville Brownlee (1) Clive Cutbill (1) Elizabeth Davis (1) Ciaran Devane (1) Glen Flannery (1) John Kelly (1) Bill Lewis (1) Kieran McDonagh (1) Ian Oakley-Smith (1) Fiona Reynolds (1) Charlotte Watts (1) Paul Woodward (1) Sam Younger (1) Kimberley Mackenzie (1) Ben Morrison (1) Roger Chester (1) Karen Bigwood (1) Ian Mathieson (1) Martin Farrell (1) Lord Low of Dalston (1) Gemma Ware (1) Amir Bhatia (1) Georgina Taylor (1) Ani Brooker (1) Julia Unwin (1) Jo Williams (1) Jim Gardner (1) Malcolm Hayday (1) Mark Keenan (1) Gerald Oppenheim (1) Martin Jervis (1) Stephen Dunmore (1) James Carleton (1) James Kilby (1) David Mears (1) Louise Thomson (1) John Evans (1) Catherine Rustomji (1) Jay Patel (1) Alison Kelly (1) Henry Frydenson (1) Chris Billington (1) Keith Smith (1) Fraser Simpson (1) Stephen Hammersley (1) David Carrington (1) Julian Blake (1) James Evans (1) Jim Black (1) Augustus Della-Porta (1) Barbara Young (1) Amanda McLean (1) Javed Khan (1) Caroline Beaumont (1) Maurice Rumbold (1) Marg Mayne (1) Katharine Moss (1) Reza Motazedi (1) Atul Patel (1) Stephanie Biden (1) Josh Whiten (1) Stephanie Howarth (1) Mairéad O'Reilly (1) Daphne Pullen (1) Moira Protani (1) Joy Allen (1) Tony Hales (1) Brian O'Gorman (1) Andrew Studd (1) Nick Hurley (1) Adrian Bagg (1) Chris Brophy (1) Alice Sharman (1) Paul Snell (1) Caroline Banwell (1)
Less +++ More +++

Personal health budgets and charities

10 Nov 2014

Iam Hempseed considers how the expansion of personal health budgets affects charities.

Supporter schemes and VAT

10 Nov 2014

Stewart Henry highlights the complexities of VAT treatment for support schemes, using a recent Tribunal...

Safeguarding update

10 Nov 2014

Rosie Brass looks at the Charity Commission's updated safeguarding advice.

How to keep long-term partnerships fresh

14 Nov 2014

Age UK and the drinks company Innocent first teamed up for the Big Knit over ten years ago. Their relationship...

Meet the funders: Barrow Cadbury Trust

14 Nov 2014

The Barrow Cadbury Trust works to achieve social justice and bring about change. Sara Llewellin, the trust’s...

Meet the funders: Les Mills Fund for Children

14 Nov 2014

The provider of group fitness classes Les Mills launched its Fund for Children in June this year, providing...

Data protection - threats to charities

3 Nov 2014

Mairead O'Reilly highlights some recent cases to explain why data protection is an increasingly important...

App and away with the Midlands Air Ambulance

1 Nov 2014

Kirsty Weakley has a look at how an air ambulance charity developed an augmented reality mobile app and...

Feelings of security

1 Oct 2014

Charity Finance organised a debate on IT security, hosted by Ntegra. Ian Allsop accessed the discussion...

Free eNews

Join the discussion

Twitter
 
Training

Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.

>> Find out more <<