Geoff Adams-Spink

Consultant and Business Disability Forum Associate

Geoff Adams-Spink was born with disabilities caused by the morning sickness drug, thalidomide. His arms and vision were severely impaired as a result. After attending special schools until the age of 17, Geoff completed his A-Levels in mainstream education. There followed ashort spell working in an insurance brokerage which was enough to convince him that he needed to complete his education. He obtained a first class degree inFrench and Politics at Loughborough University and then a post-graduate diploma in Radio Journalism at Falmouth School of Art & Design.

In the summer of 1989, he had both the BBC and the FCO vying for his attention but decided that the BBC would be better suited to his irreverent style and creativity. He spent 22 years working as a journalist and as a manager. Posts included: Producer, From Our Own Correspondent, Project Director, Rwanda, Journalism & Production Manager (World Service Training) and Age & Disability Correspondent, BBC News.

He left the corporation in April 2011 and has set up his own consultancy to carry forward the disability equality message to a wider audience. He is now working on his autobiography.