One of Underwood’s first tasks will be to raise the profile of the society’s brand. The charity is also looking to increase its influence on policy-makers, and promote awareness of the issues around childhood deafness in the UK and abroad.
Underwood reports to director of fundraising and comms Tobin Aldrich.
During his time at the RNID, Underwood spearheaded a number of high-profile campaigns, including the ‘access to employment’ and ‘access to health for deaf people’ programmes.
The RNID is looking for a replacement.