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 (Managing Partner) founded Credio Capital Partners 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 career in 1993, John previously worked at ABN AMRO Bank NV and Close Brothers Group. He is a Board Member of Mash Group, a leading European consumer lender where he sits 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

Bianca Nicholson (Psychologist)

Non-Executive Director

Bianca Nicholson founded Bee-Released Counselling in December 2017. She is completing her Masters qualification at University of Portsmouth in Criminology and Criminal Psychology. The criminal justice system is currently her area of study however, her main specialist area is in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Bianca has been a volunteer counsellor for 14 years, for a charity organisation that supports 11-25 year olds (Off-The-Record). Alongside this she has worked within a Student Union, also employed within the secondary and further education sector at Hampshire County Council and between 2011 and 2015 deployed to the Children’s Services Department in Social Care (working with care-leavers). Which collectively brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the education, social and well-being sectors.

Bianca Nicholson (Psychologist) : Non-Executive Director