Cathy Yelf Chief Executive, Macular Society Cathy Yelf was appointed as Chief Executive of the Macular Society in February 2015 having first joined the Society in 2008 as Head of External Relations. She is also a Trustee of Action Against Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a collaboration of four sight loss charities established to find new therapies to stop early AMD developing into the blinding forms. Before working in the third sector Cathy had a long career in journalism, mainly at the BBC. The Macular Society is a specialist UK charity that funds world-class research and provides advice and support to many thousands of people affected by macular conditions. The Society has 23,000 patient and eye care professional members and more than 400 local peer-support groups across the British Isles. It offers counselling and befriending, as well as advice and information on living with sight loss and campaigns for better care and more research.