Our Staff Team
INS Staff Structure:
INS Board of Trustees
Dugald Millar (Chair) became a Trustee Director of INS in 2013. He had previously become interested in neurological services following the Darzi/ government initiative to improve stroke services in the mid 2000s and he realised how limited services were.
Dugald trained as a social worker after a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He spent forty years in the care sector including in Hounslow, Wandsworth, Hillingdon, Wiltshire and Slough. Responsibilities included service delivery and commissioning, and he specialised in integrated care approaches across health and social care. He sat on three government working groups on quality and on End of Life care.
He began his career working for a refugee charity and other charity work includes the committee of Richmond Healthwatch (current), and previously, a sheltered workshop, Welcare/M&B homes and as a local school governor. Dugald lives in Strawberry Hill.
Dugald can be contacted at: [email protected]
Lew Gray became a Trustee Director of INS in March 2018. Lew has personal experience of a long-term neurological condition (Transverse Myelitis) since 1984, although he is not an INS client. Lew has had many years of board-level experience running a medium-sized IT company and founded the UK Transverse Myelitis Society (2000 members) in 2004. For several years Lew represented patients and public of Hounslow on the board of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust.Lew lives in Brentford.
Sue Jeffers became a Trustee Director of INS in March 2018. Sue is a qualified nurse and health visitor. She has worked in a variety of clinical, operational management and Director posts in east and north west London since 1981, working in community health services with a wide variety of clients from a range of social and family backgrounds and with a range of health and care needs. Sue has an MA in Health Promotion and MSc in Organisational Consultancy, Psychoanalytical Perspectives. Her previous volunteer experience includes helping young people find work and she has an Interest in how organisations and systems work effectively for people. Sue lives in Hounslow.
Telfer Saywell (Treasurer) became Honorary Treasurer in 2009 and a Trustee Director in 2010. He is a Chartered Accountant involved with various City of London organisations. He has been associated with a number of charities in the Borough. Other local ties have included three years as Chairman of the Richmond Magistrates' Court and six years as Treasurer of the Harlequin FC. Telfer is a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and enjoys the daily drama that is everyday life at INS. He lives in Kew.
Susan Stevens (Chair of Clinical Committee) became a Trustee Director of INS in 2012, having previously mentored the speech therapists there. Susan trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked in England, Canada and New Zealand in the fields of learning needs and adults with neurological problems. She then specialized in working with adults with communication and swallowing problems due to neurological conditions. She did research into language changes in dementia, and was the first speech therapist to work in a memory clinic. She led the services at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals for 12 years.
Voluntary work has consisted of being a school governor, doing work with the Metropolitan Police, being on the Committee of the local Arts Society, and one of the editors of the local parish newsletter. Susan lives in Teddington.
Chetan Vyas became a Trustee Director of INS in January 2019. Chetan trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in the UK and has over 25 years of specialist experience in working with adults with acquired communication and / or swallowing difficulties, including patients who have a tracheostomy tube in-situ.
He has worked in both the public and private sectors including being the Clinical Services Manager at the Wellington Hospital building a strong and successful team managing the Dietetic, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Rehabilitation Nursing departments. Chetan left the Wellington Hospital in 2018 and has been acting in a consultancy capacity at The Royal Ascot Rehabilitation Unit in Bagshot, Surrey and setting up the Video-fluoroscopy clinic at The New Victoria Hospital in Kingston.
He has completed a Master’s degree in dysphagia research, an accredited expert witness programme and in 2016 completed his Doctorate at University College London. Chetan lives in Thames Ditton.
Chris Williams (Chair of Finance Committee) became a Trustee Director of INS in 2006. Chris is retired, having previously worked for IBM in a sales and marketing capacity, having responsibility for a major global business partner. He brings a wealth of business, finance, and operational management experience to his role. His previous volunteer experience including being a governor at RHACC, Richmond Hillcroft Adult Community College. Chris lives in Kew.