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19th - 20th March 2025
NEC, Birmingham

CPD Member 

Dr Amo Raju OBE

Dr Amo Raju OBE

CEO, Disability Direct

'Dr. Amo Raju OBE DL is one of the longest serving CEO’s of a user-led charity in the country, having been with Disability Direct for over 29 years. Since 1997 he has overseen the generation of more than £29m in grants, contracts and chargeable services. In 2022 Amo won the ‘Outstanding 3rd Sector Achievement Award’ at The British Sikh Awards and also recognised by the University of Derby by award of a Doctorate for his services to the 3rd Sector and Disabled People. As a disabled person from the South Asian community Amo has recently published a highly commended book called ‘Walk Like A Man’ based on his own secret battles with depression and the wider world. Recently Amo was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people, Carers and mental health and at the ITV National Diversity Awards 2023 after a standing ovation, Amo received The Lifetime Achiever Award.'