The ncat governance board comprises 12 board members, six of whom are independent external experts in transport accessibility, each bringing a lived experience of disability. The six consortium partners are each also represented on the board. The board is led by an independent chair.
The role of the board members is to provide strategic oversight and direction of the work of ncat, to include finance, research, delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
The board meets quarterly and its valued input is at the heart of all ncat activities.
Deborah has been a Whitehall civil servant for over 30 years with a broad range of experience including senior public policy, strategic and diplomatic roles.
Emily is an accessibility consultant and journalist passionate about disability representation and designing inclusive end-to-end journeys for customers and colleagues.
Giles is Head of Profession for Future Mobility at the consultancy WSP in the UK with over 33 years’ experience in mobility, transportation planning and intelligent transport.
Gordon is the CEO of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC), responsible for running the organisation and leading the call for inclusive research when designing products and services.
Kay is a social scientist specialising in intersectional and social justice approaches to mental health and disability as well creative and collaborative methods in qualitative research.
Connected Places Catapult
Michael is Director of Innovation at Connected Places Catapult (CPC), responsible for driving the organisation’s work across key national themes such as net zero, infrastructure, future technologies and human-centred design.