Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most iconic Paralympic athletes. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times.

Tanni has gone on to play a prominent role in public life, and is currently Chair of ukactive, a Non-Executive Director of the BBC, Chancellor of Northumbria University and sits on the board of Transport for London.

Made a ‘Dame’ in 2005, she was elevated to the House of Lords in 2010 with a focus on sport, disability, health and welfare, and has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, assisted dying and sports governance.

Tanni is the ultimate cross over between high performance sport and the high powered world of business and politics. She understands the parallels and has invaluable lessons from her varied career, be it perseverance, team work, adapting to change or breaking down barriers. An exceptional communicator, she is brilliant at motivating, inspiring and entertaining an audience.

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