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Lachlan Mackay

Profile image of Lachlan MackayI am a young professional advocate and mentor for people with disabilities who hails from the North Island.

I have worked in the NGO sector since the age of 14 for various charities and have spent the past decade working in various roles within the disability sector including with the Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services, the Wellington City Council's Accessibility Advisory Group and most recently with Emerge Supported Employment Trust and Community Connections.

I have a burning passion for human rights, social justice and peace. I fervently work with and for people with impairments because of my personal experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety and CFS.

My dream for an enabling future is to see people with impairments have a voice, be respected, treated equally, feel like they are contributing to society and celebrated by others for their qualities and abilities.