National Association of Deafened People
National Association of Deafened People

Our Trustees

Name
Lidia Best
Position
Chair
E-mail address
Description
Born hearing, became deafened in 2008 and a year later received CI.
Her main area of interest is accessibility.
Lidia’s contributions were recognized and today she holds additional positions in UKCoD and Vice President of EFHOH.
Lidia is passionate about spreading knowledge of current affairs affecting deafened people; attending and speaking at many conferences.
Name
Simon Pearse
Position
Vice-Chair
Description
Simon's hearing loss was first identified when he was 5. He made it through school and Uni without a hearing aid but accepted his fate in his mid 20s. He has been an avid user since. Simon was co-opted to TAG for broadcasting. He joined the Exec of DAC (UKCoD) in mid 2014 and currently represents DAC in the NGTR steering board. Simon represents NADP in the DTG Accessibility Group and Ofcom’s CFC. He was appointed a Trustee of UKCoD in 2016. Simon is a qualified Actuary.
Name
Dafydd Jones
Position
Honorary Treasurer
Description
TBC
Name
Clare Hedley
Position
Honorary Secretary
Description
Clare was born hearing and started losing her hearing as a teenager.
She became a trustee to help deaf and deafened people get the information and support they need to live in the hearing world.
Name
Peter Crawshaw
Position
Trustee
Description
Peter became totally deaf at the age of 25 due to surgery on bilateral acoustic neuroma ( NF2 ). He continued his medical studies and spent 31 years as a Radiologist in South Cumbria. He has two children both of whom have NF2. After his retirement he became increasingly involved with charity work. As a member of C.Y.H.U. and LINK as well as a trustee of NADP he aims to use his experience of life as a deafened person to help others.
Name
Emmanuelle Blondiaux-Ding
Position
Trustee
Description
Emmanuelle Blondiaux-Ding has been living with a hearing loss for over 15 years. Actively involved with various charities, her current concerns and volunteer work aim at supporting HoH and deafened people to assume and challenge their condition and to help them in the long process to re-appropriate their selves and regain their lives.Within the NADP, she hopes that her actions will contribute to provide her peers with a voice for better access to information, assistive technology and services
Name
Katrina Williams
Position
Trustee
Description
Born with mild hearing loss, I grew up in Wales and have worked in hospitality for over 20 years here and abroad. I studied Art as a mature student and run art and craft workshops for community groups. I worked for 10 years as Advisor for RCT Deaf Job Club supporting deaf and hard of hearing to access college courses, voluntary and paid work. I enjoy art and craft markets and supporting hard of hearing to attend access events. Now I wear two hearing aids and live in London with my son.
Name
Alexandra Hatchett
Position
Trustee
Description
TBC

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