Ewing Foundation is managed by an experienced team of Trustees who meet four times a year to review the charity’s work and progress. Here is more information about our Trustees, together with their three words to describe the Ewing Foundation:
Hamish McAlpine: Hamish McAlpine is the Chair of the Ewing Foundation and its sister charities Ovingdean Hall Foundation and Burwood Park Foundation. He is the youngest son of Malcolm and Sheila McAlpine, the founders of the Ewing Foundation.
He says: ‘The Ewing Foundation was set up just before I was born, but I soon became accustomed to Sir Alexander and Lady Irene Ewing coming to visit our family home with their trusty Truvox reel-to-reel tape recorder, with its huge headphones and microphones, to work with my brother, who was born profoundly deaf in 1944.’ His parents shared their enthusiasm with Hamish from a young age and he has now been attending Ewing meetings for 45 years.
‘It is a great honour and responsibility to have taken on the mantle of the Ewing Foundation from my parents,’ he says.
Hamish’s three words for the Ewing Foundation: compassion, professionalism, helpfulness
Jamie Borwick: Lord Borwick has been a Trustee of the Ewing Foundation for Deaf Children for about 40 years. His career involved running Manganese Bronze, which made the London Taxi, where he made the taxi accessible to wheelchairs. He was Chairman of the Wheelchair Finance part of Motability, and chaired manufacturers of Batteries and of zero-emission delivery trucks. He became a Member of the House of Lords in 2013, and is a Conservative Whip. He is also Chairman of several property companies, developing houses and factories.
Jamie’s three words for the Ewing Foundation: helpful, technical, teamwork
Brian Lamb OBE: Brian was Director of Advocacy and Policy at the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) from 2000-2010 where he was centrally involved in advocacy work to modernise Audiology services and the introduction of digital hearing aids. He is now an independent consultant on policy and strategy related to hearing loss and special educational needs (SEND).
Brian chairs the Hearing Loss and Deafness Alliance which campaigns for more awareness and better services in England. He is also policy and strategy advisor to the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action, which he helped to establish, and policy advisor to the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP). Brian has contributed to a number of publications on health economics of improving access to hearing technology and patient experience.
Brian has also worked extensively in the field of special educational needs and disability. He led a Ministerial Inquiry into Parental Confidence in Special Education Needs (2009) which led to a number of changes in legislation in England. As part of his work in this area, he is Visiting Professor in Special Educational Needs and Disability at Derby University and has published widely on special educational needs and disability issues. He is also author of the Good Guide to Campaigning (2010) and various other articles on campaigning and advocacy.
‘I was attached to being involved in Ewing because of their track record in supporting the technology and learning needs of deaf children so that they can achieve their full potential,’ says Brian. ‘They do an incredible job to ensure that schools can give the right support at the right time so deaf children can succeed and I am proud to be part of that work.’
Brian’s three words for the Ewing Foundation: expert, professional, supportive
Edward (Ted) Moore: Ted has been a Trustee of Ewing Foundation since 2012. He has previously been a Teacher of Deaf Children, a Head of Service for Children with Sensory and Language Difficulties in Oxfordshire, and a member of the National Executive of British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD), where he was President from 1993-1995. He has an MA in Special Educational Needs.
As well as having been a governor of special and mainstream primary schools, he continues to be a voluntary worker for Oxfordshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advisory and Support Service (SENDIASS).
He became a governor of Ovingdean Hall School in 2002, and when the school closed in 2010 he continued to serve as Trustee, first at Ovingdean Hall School Trust and then at Ovingdean Hall Foundation.
Ted joined OHF, Ewing, and SENDIASS because he believed that he could use his past experience to help them in their endeavours to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Ted’s three words for the Ewing Foundation: up-to-date, conscientious and creative
Lindsey Rousseau: Lindsey has been involved with the Ewing Foundation for many years, originally through working with Ewing advisors and the team, and she became a Trustee of Ewing and Ovingdean Hall Foundations in 2012.
As a qualified teacher of deaf children and an educational audiologist, Lindsey worked in mainstream and special schools and as Head of the Sensory Impairment Service for a large county until 2000, when she led the southeast regional partnership for special educational needs and disability (SEND) for the Department for Education.
Since 2010, Lindsey has worked as a children’s services consultant across a range of projects and continues to be involved in the development of services for children and young people with Sensory Impairment as facilitator of the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP). She has also been involved with the Burwood Park project since it began and is a strong believer that collaborative working is the best way to improve services and outcomes for children and young people with a low incidence disability.
Lindsey’s three words for the Ewing Foundation: professional, collaborative, knowledgeable