Ruth Lingard MBE
Fledglings stems from the experience of its founder, Ruth Lingard MBE. Having spent thirty years working professionally as a teacher, social worker and family therapist with families caring for disabled children, Ruth became acutely aware of the lack of available resources and established Fledglings in 1998.
An experienced executive coach and strategic business consultant with extensive international commercial experience in healthcare and consumer markets across mass retail and professional/ethical channels. Lived and worked in Switzerland, Brazil, Australia and the UK. Tony is also Chair of Fledglings.
Extensive experience as a teacher working with children with a variety of additional needs within mainstream school settings. A tutor to PGCE trainees and experience in educational publishing.
Until September 2015, a Consultant Anaesthetist and Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University Hospitals, with a special interest in paediatrics and post-operative pain relief. Experienced in teaching and mentoring trainee anaesthetists and clinical medical students. Emeritus Fellow and previously a Trustee of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.
A highly experienced human resources professional having spent thirty years managing human resource functions in major UK academic research institutes.
A recent graduate of Cambridge University and former President of Homerton Union of Students. A graduate trainee with Charity Works now working for MIND coordinating pro bono, corporate volunteering, and gift-in-kind opportunities for corporate partners across the Mind network.
With a background in environmental health and an experienced primary school teacher Carol brings a unique understanding of the educational needs of children and their parents.