DAVID BRINDLE

He has been the paper’s social affairs correspondent and editor of its Society section and has won awards for his coverage of social services, disability and nursing issues. He is a regular conference chair and facilitator and a member of various advisory bodies in the public and voluntary sectors. He is the Chair of NDTi, a non-profit organisation that works to make care and support more inclusive, and the Vice-chair of the Recovery Focus group of charities working in mental health and addiction.