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Mike Gourley

Role: Deputy Chairperson

Mike's shortened arms have never seemed to have shortened his reach in life. A highpoint was accompanying the Governor General to the United Nations to accept an international award on behalf of New Zealand.

 Mike's long been a keen advocate of disability rights. He's a past president of Disabled Person's Assembly, during which time he attended the United Nations as a member of the NZ delegation, to debate the text of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.