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19th - 20th March 2025
NEC, Birmingham

CPD Member 

Kamran Mallick

Kamran Mallick

CEO, Disability Rights UK
United Kingdom

Kamran has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 26 years and for the last 20 years led Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO). He worked for the Spinal Injury charity Aspire and as CEO of Action on Disability for 13 years. In 2017, he joined Disability Rights UK as its CEO. DR UK is the only UK wide DPO. Kamran contracted polio as a child and is a wheelchair user. His experiences at both special and mainstream schools showed him that inclusive education for all children is essential. He is driven to ensure younger disabled people have better opportunities than he did. He is passionate about creating an inclusive society, one that works for everyone and benefits from the rich diversity of experience that Disabled people bring. An influential leader in a highly politicised area of disability rights, he has represented the UK disability movement at the United Nations, working with a coalition of civil society organisations.
Kamran serves on the boards of the Lloyds Bank Foundation and is Chair of Wheels for Wellbeing. He is a former chair of Candoco Dance Company and board member of Inclusion London and Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. He is also a member of the Gatwick Independent Disability Advisory Group and a former member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group.

Kamran is listed in the Shaw Trusts 2018 Power 100 list of Britain’s most influential disabled people and was listed in the top 10 in 2020. He was recognised on Green Park's 2019 BAME 100 Business Leaders, runner-up in the Vodafone Diversity Campaigner Award 2017 and winner of Celebrating Diversity award from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in their inaugural Civic Honour Awards 2017. He is a contributor to the Fairness Foundation, an Ambassador for the Design Council and the Digital Poverty Alliance.