Portrait shot of Jon, a middle-aged white man with very short dark hair, wearing a blue checked shirt.I have over 30 years experience of partnership working across the public sector. This has ranged from national voluntary organisations, local authorities, and voluntary sector organisations managed, staffed, and controlled by Disabled People.

My professional life has been focused on working with Disabled People. I have developed, implemented, managed, and commissioned a wide variety of projects that are at the cutting edge of service development.

I am a Disabled Person, I have a strong commitment to social justice, and equal opportunities is an important part of my professional and personal life.

I strongly believe that by asserting our place in the arts, we assert the importance of Disability Arts, our culture, and their relevance to the lives of both Disabled People and non-disabled people alike. I am delighted to be able to pursue this belief through my involvement with Shape.