Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most iconic Paralympic athletes. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times.
Tanni has gone on to play a prominent role in public life, and is currently Chair of ukactive, a Non-Executive Director of the BBC, Chancellor of Northumbria University and sits on the board of Transport for London.
Made a ‘Dame’ in 2005, she was elevated to the House of Lords in 2010, with a focus on sport, disability, health and welfare, and has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, assisted dying and sports governance.