The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE DL
Tanni is one of the country’s most decorated Para-athletes, having won 16 medals, including 11 golds, at five Paralympic Games between 1988 and 2004, plus six medals at two Para World Championships. Tanni was appointed an MBE for services to sport in 1993, OBE in 2000, and DBE in 2005. Following her athletics career, she has sat on the boards of numerous bodies, including the National Disability Council and UK Sport, and is Chair of the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport and Chair of ukactive. In 2010, Tanni was created a Life Peer in the House of Lords and sits as a crossbencher. She has also been Chancellor of Northumbria University since July 2015.