Our People

Stripy Lightbulb CIC Board of Directors

Sally Callow

Managing Director

Founder of Stripy Lightbulb CIC, tackling the M.E./C.F.S global health issue with education. She is a well-established M.E./C.F.S. advocate, has good working relationships with various M.E. charities around the globe, and founded successful global social media-driven organisation ME Foggy Dog in 2014 to raise awareness of the severely debilitating condition.

Between 2014-2018, Sally raised over £10,000 of research funding for the M.E. Association. Sally has had M.E./C.F.S. herself since 2006. In her previous roles, Sally was the business owner of Words Angel, a small business specialising in social media marketing, communications and branding.

Sally has also had extensive working experience within the higher education sector in a customer facing role. Sally holds a M.Sc. from the University of Portsmouth and a B.A. (Hons) from the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.

Sally Callow : Managing Director

John P Matthews

Non-Executive Director

John Matthews is the Managing Partner of Carrig Partners Ltd., a UK & Switzerland specialised debt-advisory firm he founded in 2018. He was previously a Senior Vice President at global private equity investor Finstar Financial Group, which he joined in 2016. He was formerly a Managing Director in the Institutional Client Group at Deutsche Bank AG where he was also Head of Key Clients UK from 2011-2014.

Having started his City career in 1993, John previously worked at ABN AMRO Bank NV and Close Brothers Group. From 2016-2019 he was a Board Member of Mash Group, a leading European consumer lender where he sat on the Audit, Remuneration & Finance Committees.

John holds a M.Sc. degree from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a B.Sc. degree from University College Dublin.

John P Matthews : Non-Executive Director

Graham Stewart

Non-Executive Director

Graham is a retired Pharmacist who has extensive management experience gained from a 23 year career in the Army Medical Services, where he held a variety of senior positions including Chief Pharmacist for the MOD and Head of Clinical Policy for the Army Primary Healthcare Service; as well as senior positions within the NHS acute Trust sector in operational management, service transformation and business improvement program management functions.

He is used to operating across Government and has previously led and been involved with projects on an international scale. As an experienced senior HR practitioner, he has a strong background in the development and delivery of training and organisational and people development activities.

Although he no longer practices clinically, he maintains a strong interest in developments in pharmacy and medical clinical practice and is keen to ensure workplace equality for those suffering with medical conditions and disabilities.

Graham Stewart : Non-Executive Director

Chantelle Martin

Non-Executive Director

Chantelle Martin qualified from the University of Exeter with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in 1999. She took a post in a Forensic Mental Health hospital as an Activity and Physical Activity Coordinator and also completed her additional BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009. Since then, she has worked on various mental health wards and moved to become a Community Occupational Therapist in 2015 with a Multidisciplinary Team, supporting individuals with long term conditions. This role sparked an interest in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) through working with individuals who did not meet criteria for or could not attend local specialist services.

In 2019 Chantelle met the Stripy Lightbulb team at the OT Show in Birmingham and from there a strong bond was formed. In 2020 Chantelle began working as a Social Prescriber for a Primary Care Network, working in 3 GP surgeries. She continues to support patients with ME/CFS and individuals experiencing longer-term debilitating effects from Covid-19. Chantelle has collaborated with Sally to write articles for the Occupational Therapy Magazine in how Occupational Therapists can support individuals experiencing ME/CFS and long Covid. Chantelle became a non-executive director mid- 2020 and is excited to be part of the team.

Chantelle has also been involved with some media items for SLB.

Chantelle Martin : Non-Executive Director