Kamran Mallick

Disability Rights UK

Kamran has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and for the last 15 years running user-led organisations. He worked for Aspire and as CEO of Action on Disability. Since 2017 he has been CEO of Disability Rights UK. He has served on various boards of third sector organisations and was also a member of Transport for London’s Independent Disability Advisory Group for three years.

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 make sure younger disabled people have better opportunities than he did.


At Action on Disability, he transformed its youth service to mainstream settings and supporting inclusive activities. He built up a programme of supported internships for young people with learning difficulties, ensuring that they had real opportunities to work. He secured the long-term viability of the charity by negotiating a purpose built office funded by the social housing above.

Kamran is listed in the Shaw Trust’s 2018 Power 100 list of Britain’s most influential disabled people and made it to the top 10 in their 2020 list. He was the runner up in the Vodafone Diversity Campaigner award 2017 and winner of Celebrating Diversity award from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s in their inaugural Civic Honour awards 2017. He was recognised on Green Park's 2019 BAME 100 Business Leaders index.

Board positions: Current - Lyric Theatre, Lloyds Bank Foundation and Wheels for Wellbeing. Past: Inclusion London, Candoco Dance Company.