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The Child Brain Injury Trust board of Trustees. Scroll down the page to find out more on each of the Trustees.

Robert Thomas
Robert ThomasChair of Trustees
Rob joined CBIT as a Trustee in 2004 and became chair in 2012.

Having grown up on a farm in the mining valleys of South Wales he is a graduate of Reading University and has studied at Iowa State University in the USA and the University of Glamorgan where he completed his legal studies. Rob is a director and Court of Protection deputy with NewLaw Solicitors specialising in brain injury personal injury cases for adults and children
He is well travelled having spent time in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Australia and throughout Europe. His early career as a solicitor also took him from Swansea to Basingstoke via Reading and finally back to Cardiff where he now lives with his wife and two children. Having spent many hours doing 10k runs, half marathons, sprint triathlons and excessively long walks in the name of charity, Rob now prefers to spend his down time watching rugby, skiing and cooking.

Terry Burt
Terry BurtTreasurer and Vice Chairperson
Terry Burt, FCMA, B.A. (Hons).

Treasurer, trustee since 2008

Terry spent some six years in accounting roles before enjoying over 30 years in the IT industry in senior positions including Finance Director of a U.K. Public company, Vice president of a NASDAQ quoted company and European VP of services for a Dow Jones Corporation. Terry has extensive experience of start-up situations, major corporations, fund raising and the corporate finance environment.

He now works with CBIT as Treasurer, is a consultant to a corporate finance company and invests and acts as Director in diverse growth activities. His passion is for his children, gardening and for history, where he recently completed a degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

He is committed to the growth of CBIT by building a sustainable environment and adopting a proactive but prudent approach.

Andrew Caudell
Andrew CaudellTrustee
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Katie Byard
Katie ByardTrustee
Dr Katie Byard is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working in private practice, with highly specialised experience delivering neuropsychological rehabilitation following childhood brain injury. She also has considerable experience of the NHS, previously delivering clinical input into paediatric psychology and child neuropsychology services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, plus holding positions in child mental health services and adult neuropsychological rehabilitation in-patient services.

Katie is co-editor of the text book Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of Childhood Brain Injury: A practical guide.

Katie’s vision is for child neuropsychological rehabilitation to be evidence-based, measurable, accessible and relevant to the child and family. She is very interested in the development of systemic thinking and practice in rehabilitation acknowledging the integral role of families in a child’s recovery and development.

Professional memberships include:
• Registered Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council
• Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, BPS
• BPS Division of Clinical Neuropsychology
• BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
• On BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
• British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Inez Brown
Inez BrownTrustee
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Stephen O'Neill
Stephen O'NeillTrustee
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Sarah Mackie
Sarah MackieTrustee
Sarah Mackie MSc FCIM
Sarah Mackie joined CBIT as a Trustee in 2016 with a specific responsibility for marketing and communications. Sarah is an award-winning marketer who has worked with a broad spectrum of clients from global blue-chips through to SMEs and start-ups; and now guest lectures in Business Marketing at Buckingham University.
In recent years Sarah has channelled her creative talents into writing children’s fiction and is the author of two of the Trust’s books: Rearrange Your Brain and The Other One, both aimed at the siblings of children with brain injury.

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