I was born in 1948 and as a result of polio in 1952 I am disabled and a full time wheelchair user.
I qualified as a chartered accountant in 1972 and remained in professional practice until 1995. Most of that time I worked for myself. I then worked as CEO of The Disabled Drivers’ Association for 10 years. More recently I have worked for The Disability Resource Centre in Dunstable where, for four years, I headed up the service supporting disabled people to purchase care or employ their own PAs (carers) using direct payments from local authorities. Now semi-retired I plan to do some consultancy work and some voluntary work.
I have been involved in the disability sector since around 1966. Much of my work has been involved with campaigning for proper independent mobility for disabled people. I was appointed OBE in 2002 for services to the mobility of disabled people.
I live in Milton Keynes, which I have seen grow from three small towns to a growing small and comprehensive city since my family moved here in 1961.
I am an active member of the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes and was President in 2012-13.
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