Rhian Davies, Chief Executive of Disability Wales since 2001 is a longstanding advocate for disability rights and equality.

Rhian Davies/Disability

During 2016-17, she led on engagement in Wales on the GB shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People and gave evidence in Geneva during the first periodic review of the UK Government's implementation of the Convention. 

Rhian chairs Welsh Government's Framework for Action on Independent Living National Steering Group and is a member of the Strategic Equality Plan Board. She is a Trustee of Women's Equality Network Wales.

From 2014 - 2016 Rhian was Disability member on Welsh Government's Tackling Poverty External Advisory Group and is a former member of the EHRC's Statutory Wales Committee (2007-2012). Rhian has an MSc in Equality and Diversity from Cardiff University and in May 2014 participated in the Women and Power Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.