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Speaker profile for Michelle Carney: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Michelle Carney


Seminar Title: Panel Session - Inclusive Sports: Living an Active Life

Sport offers both physical and psychological benefits for people with disabilities.

Listen in as our panellists discuss the benefits of an active lifestyle and offer advice on how to find the sports most suitable for you.

About Michelle Carney

As CEO of Special Olympics GB, Michelle works with the team and the Board of Trustees to develop a strong and robust organisation to transform the lives for more people with an intellectual disability and play a key role within the SO International network to increase brand profile in GB.

Michelle is passionate about creating environments which give our athletes a voice and a platform to change perceptions of intellectual disability.

Michelle has had a varied career and has worked in the UK, USA, Australia and Africa. Her early career was in developing sport for disabled people. She has worked at CEO/Director level since 2002, leading a number of grass roots sports partnerships and organisations. Michelle has worked in the commercial sector, professional sport, international development and international sport for development.

Michelle is passionate about leadership and transformation and has an MSc in Leadership & Organisational Change and empowering others.