Disability Rights UK announces new chief executive

Mon,17 April 2017
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Disability Rights UK (DR UK) has announced that Kamran Mallick will replace Liz Sayce as chief executive of the charity, following her decision to retire.

Currently chief executive of Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, Mallick has previously worked for the spinal injury charity Aspire as well as running his own business. He’s on the boards of Inclusion London and the Lyric Hammersmith, and chair of Candoco dance company. He’s also a member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group.

Commenting on his appointment, Mallick said:

“I am delighted to be joining the country's foremost user led disabled people’s organisation at such an exciting stage in its development.  Disability Rights UK is working hard to expand its reach to all disabled people, and people with long term health conditions, and ensure it is their lived experiences which influence policy change.

“I am looking forward to working with the trustees and staff team and building on the organisation’s achievements to date.”

Anne Beales, chair of DR UK, added:

“There were some exceptionally strong candidates for the post of chief executive and we’re delighted to be welcoming Kamran, who comes with wide ranging experience and a strong track record in the disability rights movement.”

Mallick takes up the new job in July 2017.