People

The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP - President

The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP was elected the President of the CDG in March 2017. Maria was born in Wolverhampton on 26 March 1964. She is married to Iain Miller and they have three children, one daughter and two sons.

Lord Shinkwin - Parliamentary Link (House of Lords)

Kevin Shinkwin was created a Life Peer, taking the title Lord Shinkwin, in October 2015. Since becoming a Peer, he has focused on disability equality issues, combating antisemitism and the importance for UK democracy of respecting the people’s vote in the referendum of 2016. 
 

Peter Hand - Chairman

Peter Hand was elected the Chairman of the CDG in March 2018 and works in partnership with the Executive and others to help make the Conservative Party even more inclusive for disabled people.

Barry Ginley - Deputy Chairman

Barry Ginley was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the CDG in March 2018, having been on the executive for the past eight years.

Karim Sacoor - Deputy President & Executive Member

Karim Sacoor is a former Chairman of the CDG and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a businessman and is married with two children. His son is severely autistic, with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.

David Tiptaft CBE - Treasurer & Deputy-President

David Tiptaft CBE is a long standing Executive Member of the CDG Executive and is the Treasurer. David has held a variety of senior positions in the voluntary party. He is a Chartered Accountant and is the present principal of Tiptaft, Smith Co based in Mexborough South Yorkshire.

Michael Dunlop - Deputy-President & Executive Member

Michael Dunlop is a long serving Executive Member of CDG. He first became exhibition organiser at both national and regional conferences and raised the profile of CDG. He was elected as Deputy Chairman and then Director.

Sally Elliot - Executive Member

During the 1980s Sally founded, wrote the Constitution and secured the approval of the Charity Commissioners for AGE CONCERN FERNDOWN & DISTRICT, which is still functioning with two separate day time clubs for the elderly with lunch and entertainment.