Our board

Our board of trustees is made up of local disabled people.


  • John Per

Other members

  • Anthony Chatzifotiou
  • Henry Stone
  • Mahendra Rastogi
  • Faiz Rehman
  • Martha Stafford

Contact the board

You can contact the board via hello@real.org.uk


Would you like to join the board?

At Real’s AGM of Real on Saturday 13 May we were delighted to welcome two new members to Real’s board: Mahendra Rastogi and Martha Stafford. Anthony Chatzifotiou was also re-elected to the board. It’s great to have new people keen to be involved in leading our organisation. Mahendra, Martha and Anthony join our newly reappointed Chair, John Per, alongside Faiz Rehman and Henry Stone who make up the six elected members of Real’s board.


As a user-led organisation of disabled people, our constitution says that only 75% of the board should be disabled people. Currently we have 100% which is great, proving that we are true to Real’s tagline of “disabled people working together for real choices”.


Real’s board will comprise 9 people, with the remaining 3 positions filled by an appointments process. This is so that we can ensure that we have the best possible mix of skills, experience and diversity on the board. The new board are currently undertaking their skills and experience review to identify any gaps that may need filling and will shortly announce the appointments process. Anyone is entitled to apply when the appointments process opens, whether or not you are disabled or already a member of Real. Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook pages for the announcement, and we will send a special email to Real members and Local Voices network members when the appointment process goes live. Alternatively, if you want to express your interest in receiving an application pack now, send an email to hello@real.org.uk or call 020 7001 2180


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