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Rod Clark is an experienced organisational leader and manager, whose skills include project development and management. Educated at London University, Rod worked in local government health and social services management and in the National Health Service, before becoming Capital Projects Manager for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People.

In 1981, he was appointed Chief Executive of SENSE, The National Deafblind & Rubella Association. Rod led and managed SENSE from a small family self-help group into becoming the major UK advocate and provider of professional services for children and adults who are deafblind or multi-sensory disabled.

For his years of work in the voluntary sector Rod was honoured with an O.B.E.

Rod is a Vice-Chairman of the Council and is also Chairman of Signal, a Shropshire charity, working in the UK to support deaf children and adults,  and also overseas, principally in sub-Saharan Africa helping to develop services for deaf children and young people.

Rod participated with Sir John and Lady Wilson in the early stages of establishing HCC and has been a trustee almost from its inception.