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As a Registered Charity (No. 1034581) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 2897250), the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected on a rotational basis at the Annual General Meeting from the organisation’s membership.

The DRC is committed to the principle that disabled people should be in control of their own organisation. At any time at least 80% of our Directors are disabled people and this means that we are defined as both a Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) and a User Led Organisation (ULO).     

The members of our Board of Directors act as charity trustees for the purposes of charity law and directors for the purposes of company law. New directors are recruited on the basis of the skills and experience they can bring to the role, which includes traditional business skills.

Directors are given a full induction and offered ongoing training opportunities.

Board of Directors

Tim Phillips – Chairperson
Tim Phillips

Andy Beaton – Vice-Chairperson
Andy Beaton

Tom Veitch – Treasurer

Jonathan Harris - Director

Brigid Lawlor - Director

Councillor Tony Kennedy – Birmingham City Council elected representative

Find more about joining the board

If you are a member of the Disability Resource Centre and would like to find out more about joining our Board of Directors, please contact:

Louise Mckiernan, Chief Executive and Company Secretary, on 03030 402040 or email

Annual report and accounts

Download our latest annual report and accounts


Memorandum and Articles of Association

Download our governing document

Disability Resource Centre 2012 -  The Disability Resource Centre is a Registered Charity (No 1034581) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No 2897250)