Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes. She competed in five Paralympic Games and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times.
Now retired, Tanni still plays and active role in the administration of sport. Amongst other positions she is the Vice-President of the Women's Sports Foundation, a non-executive director of UK Athletics, a member of the board of the London Marathon and recently was appointed to the board of Transport for London. In 2005 she was made ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport. In February 2010, it was announced that Dame Tanni has been appointed to the House of Lords.
Thanks to her popularity, success and wide appeal, there are many brands who are proud to be aligned with her including; ASDA, VISA and Vodafone.
Tanni’s experience and long career as an elite sportsperson, means that she has a wealth of stories to share. She can entertain guests with lively and colourful anecdotes about what happens behind the scenes at the Games, mixing with world leaders and give insight into what it is like to represent your country.
An intelligent lady, Tanni understands the parallels between sport and business, and has invaluable nuggets of information from her sporting background that can be transferred to the boardroom. Being a very strong communicator, she is adept at informing and educating an audience, be it a small gathering of CEOs or a large room of employees. She is therefore an ideal choice as a keynote speaker delivering to a specific brief.
Tanni’s speaking areas include:
Social change – The power of sport to effect social change
Tanni is about hard work, dedication, achievement and fun. A fantastic speaker or dinner guest.
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