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Simon Atkinson

Simon Atkinson

My name is Simon Atkinson, I’m 40 years old and I live in Christchurch.  I’m an advocate for disability issues and people living with intellectual disabilities.  My interest in advocacy first started in 2004 when I was approached to be involved with People First, and I have found the work extremely rewarding. I am also on a range of committees including the Disability Advisory Group for Christchurch and the Accessibility Transport Action Committee.

In recent years, I have extremely enjoyed traveling and engaging with the accessibility community around the world, developing my deep commitment to advancing accessibility in New Zealand so that all people are given the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

My leadership role models are Helen Clarke and Len Brown and I hope to meet them some day. The Be. Leadership course is opening up a world of new opportunities for me and I’m very grateful for the experience.