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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete, won 11 gold medals across five Games. A Dame and crossbench peer, she advocates for sport, disability, and youth development. Tanni is a Non-Executive Director of the BBC and Chair of ukactive. She speaks on overcoming adversity, teamwork, and leadership.

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

About Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete, renowned for her exceptional achievements and enduring influence. Competing in five Paralympic Games, she secured 11 gold medals, 4 silvers, and 1 bronze, earning recognition as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. Additionally, she won the London Wheelchair Marathon six times between 1992 and 2002.

In retirement, Tanni has continued to impact public life significantly. In 2005, she was made Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport, and in 2010, she was elevated to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer. She focuses on sport, disability, health, welfare, and youth development, contributing to key debates on welfare reform, assisted dying, and sports governance.

Tanni holds numerous influential positions, including Non-Executive Director of the BBC, board member of Transport for London, Chair of ukactive, Chancellor of Northumbria University, and President of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. She is also an ambassador for UNICEF, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and Beyond Sport, advocating for social change through sport.

As a respected authority on disability sporting issues, Tanni is a key part of the BBC’s Paralympic coverage team and a regular television and radio journalist. Her contributions were recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show.

Tanni is available for ambassadorial roles, motivational keynotes, after-dinner speeches, conference linking, and awards hosting. Her speaking topics include achieving goals, overcoming adversity, teamwork, driving and adapting to change, the power of sport in society, diversity, and women in leadership. Her remarkable journey and insights inspire audiences across various sectors

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