Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, ParalympicsGB (British Paralympic Association)

I’ve known Andy for several years now as he was one of the great Wheelchair Rugby players for ParalympicsGB, including at London 2012. Since then he has worked to translate what he learned on court into a compelling story off it.

As a former athlete Andy has a great story to tell, but he is at his most passionate and insightful in connecting that experience to everyday life and the challenges we all face. His ability to questions perceptions of disability and focus on what is possible rather than what is not is powerful and marks him out as a speaker.

I saw that first hand when we shared a stage at a British Chamber of Commerce Japan Event in Tokyo. We were both there to help promote and inspire interest in the Paralympics and the Games in 2020. Andy was excellent at connecting those Games to a wider agenda for change in Japan and in each and every one of the individuals in the audience.

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