Sir Bert Massie CBE has worked in the charity sector for 40 years and, in 2007, was created a Knight for his services to disabled people. He acted as the Chair of the Disability Rights Commission (2000-2007) and Commissioner for the Compact (2008-2011).
At present he is a Governor of Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people, Govenor of Liverpool John Moores University, and a member of the Baring Foundation Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector, not to mention the number of disability charities of which he is vice president or patron.
Previously he was deputy chair of the National Disability Council, has been a trustee of Habinteg Housing Association, a member of the Disability Rights Task Force, and a trustee of the Institute for Employment Studies. He has also been chief executive of the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR).