IAPB will be saying goodbye to two of our colleagues this month. Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director, Policy and Advocacy has accepted a new position as the Director of a new programme on Disability Inclusive Development at Sightsavers. John Trevelyan, IAPB’s Fundraising and Partnerships Development Manager will be retiring after seven years at IAPB.
Johannes will be heading a new programme funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) that was announced at the Global Disability Summit earlier.
During that period, Johannes was also elected Vice-President of IAPB in 2012 and served till 2015. Recently, he had served as interim CEO helping IAPB transition to a new Chief Executive.
“Johannes will leave an enormous gap. But I’m delighted for him – the role is both incredibly exciting and really important. It’s a fantastic opportunity that’s perfect for Johannes and I know he’ll make the programme a great success”, says Peter Holland, CEO, adding “Johannes has been very influential throughout the eye health sector.”
“Disability inclusion is close to Johannes’ heart and I cannot think of a better person to lead this programme. While we will miss his expertise, Johannes is one of the few who can make a real difference in the Inclusion field, and we wish him the very best’, said Joanna Conlon, Director of Development and Communications.
“I am really excited to be leading a significant new programme on disability inclusive development. The IAPB alliance is positioned very well to tackle the eye health agenda in the coming years, and I look forward to contributing to this success with my friends and partners in this new role”, said Johannes Trimmel.