Meet the board

The board, along with the Managing Director and Service Quality Director, prepare Thera East for the future whilst ensuring the quality of what we do every day.

Sarah Cast

Managing Director

Sarah has worked with voluntary organisations supporting people with a learning disability for over 20 years. She started as a Support Worker having completed a degree in psychology and has carried out a variety of management roles in self advocacy, employment services, care information systems and service development.

Sarah’s role is to lead Thera East and ensure it provides high quality support for people with a learning disability in line with the vision and best practice.

Graham Skidmore

Service Quality Director

Graham has been a Service Quality Director for 10 years. He works alongside the Managing Director to run the company with the Thera East board. Graham and his Executive Assistant, Bridie, visit people supported by Thera East to make sure they are happy with their support and share helpful information with them.

Christopher Rheinburg

Non-Executive Director

Following a career in marketing, advertising and business consultancy, Chris joined the board of Thera East Anglia in 2014. He became Chair two years later before bringing that regional company experience to the Thera Trust board. He is currently a non-executive director on both the Trust and Thera East boards.

Thomas Harley

Non-Executive Director

A Social Entrepreneur that has founded and built three multi-million dollar/pound companies spanning across New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He is currently the Founder and Group CEO of Get Set UK an organisation that delivers programmes across, Employment, Education and Health and is responsible for delivering over £50m in Government contracts, supporting thousands of individuals annually. Providing opportunity to disadvantaged people to better their lives is something Thomas cares deeply about and is excited to support Thera’s mission in doing so.

Sandy Sahota

Non-Executive Director

Sandy is a Senior Global Manager within the Wealth Management business. She has over 20 years’ experience of working within financial services leading teams in Wealth management, Mortgages and the Retail Network. Over the past 4 years Sandy has worked for the global team which has given her a perspective on how people in different countries focus on inclusion. Sandy is also co-chair for her company’s ethnicity ERG / employee network.

Sandy’s involvement in inclusion extends beyond the workplace as she is also a co-opted Governor at St Albans Girls School, where she supports the schools on matters around DE&I. Supporting people with learning disabilities get back into the community is a topic close to Sandy as she has two brothers with learning difficulties and has experienced first-hand the challenges that families can face in this space.

Lorna Weston

Non-Executive Director