Disability charity hires Emmy award winner as joint CEO

Phab, which organises inclusive events for disabled and non-disabled people, has hired two CEOs to work on a job share basis.

Charity sector leader Dawn Vickers is sharing the role with Emmy award winning broadcaster and campaigner Mik Scarlet, who has been a full time wheelchair user since he was 15 due to cancer.

Vickers joins from Disability Snowsport UK and her previous roles have included managing director of DanceSyndrome. She is also a founder director of disability organisations Spring Into Action and Meet and Match.

According to Phab, “Dawn’s brother Craig has Down’s Syndrome and autism and is the inspiration that motivates her to be involved with organisations that drive inclusion”.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has been using Phab services since he was a teenager and has also been vice president of the charity, presenting its live and online events.

Scarlett presented Emmy Award winning and BAFTA nominated children’s television programme Beat That on Channel Four and has also acted in several TV programmes including Brookside, The Bill and 2point4 Children.

“Mik is now looking forward to working alongside Dawn and the Phab team, staff and volunteers, to ensure a bright future for Phab and the people it supports,” said the charity.

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