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Tanni Grey-Thompson is likely next President of NCVO

Howard Lake | 16 October 2012 | News

Paralympian and campaigner Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, is the board’s choice for the next President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). She would succeed the current President, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE

Since retiring from athletics Baroness Grey-Thompson has served as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords with specialist interest in sport, disability, health and youth development. She has also been active in speaking out on issues including benefit reform and accessible transport.

She is patron of many charities including Sportsleaders UK and Jane Tomlinson Appeal, and is a trustee of V, the charity that helps young people become volunteers. She is a board member of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.


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NCVO members will be invited to appoint her at NCVO’s AGM on 8 November 2012.

NCVO’s Chair, Martyn Lewis CBE, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that in this Olympic year, NCVO’s board has chosen Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as the next President of NCVO. These Olympics and Paralympics have celebrated volunteers more than ever before and have given new impetus and inspiration to the entire volunteering community across the UK. Tanni has played a really great part in that.

‘As well as being a redoubtable campaigner, Tanni is already an old friend of NCVO who has inspired emerging leaders as President of the Leadership 20:20 Commission and hundreds of others as a speaker at our events”.