National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)
Mrunal is the father of two children. His son, Arun is 11 years old and was born very prematurely. Arun has cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and learning difficulties as well as an insatiable lust for life. Mrunal is the East of England steering group member for the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and since July 2017 has the pleasure of serving as co-chair. Between 2013 and 2016, Mrunal was the chair of Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and chaired the Eastern Region of Parent Carer Forums in 2014 and 2015. The NNPCF is made up of 150 local parent carer forums who have 93,000 members across England. Mrunal is a passionate advocate of participation and co-production and believes that the direct, authentic voices of all sectors of the community must be involved in making decisions about how the services they use are designed, commissioned and delivered. Before joining the NNPCF Steering Group, Mrunal was a director at Leonard Cheshire Disability and has extensive experience of the charity sector developing strategy and new services. Prior to this Mrunal was a director of strategic change management at Deutsche Bank and has over 20 years of experience leading large complex organisations and change programmes.