Two members co-opted to Council

24 July 2019

We say hi this month to two new co-opted council members: Esther Dakin and Clive Gilbert. Esther is Head of Education and Development at Smile Smart Technology, manufacturer of the Drivedeck, Smile Smart System powerchairs and specialists in mounting, neurodisability switching and controls. Her background is in anthropology, international relations, business, design and manufacturing with historic regional focus on East and Southern Africa and South East Asia.

Clive works for Policy Connect and manages the All-Party Parliamentary Group for AT. He is also a freelance consultant on public policy and disability.  “My passion for improving public services is partly motivated by the fact that I rely on them more heavily than most people. I was born with the physical disability cerebral palsy,” he says. From the day I was born, I have had extensive contact with education, health and social care services, and have experienced the best and worst they have to offer.”