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Lord Holmes of Richmond, MBE

Lord Holmes of Richmond, MBE

Parliamentary Member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology

Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond MBE is one of Britain’s greatest Paralympians, amassing nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992.

In 2013 Chris entered the House of Lords as Lord Holmes of Richmond, focusing his time on employment, education and skills, media and sport, and the digital opportunity. He has been a member of House of Lords Select Committees on Digital Skills, Social Mobility and currently Financial Exclusion.

Chris is also Diversity Adviser to the civil service, non-executive director at Channel 4 and deputy Chancellor at BPP University.

Prior to this Chris was Director of Paralympic Integration at the London 2012 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG); responsible for a Paralympic Games that was the first to ensure all Olympic sponsors also signed to Paralympics and sell out all stadia for every session.

From 2013-2017 Chris was non-executive director at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Chris has also worked as a lawyer, freelance journalist and broadcaster at sporting events across the world.

This June, at the launch of London Tech Week, two thirdsthe Mayor of London, Lord Chris Holmes was announced as the Chair of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (12th June 2017). The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is London’s new disability innovation research centre, bringing together disabled people, technology, academics, innovators, corporates and the local community to explore disability innovation from a new perspective. 

Lord Holmes