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. The NNPCF is made up of 151 local parent carer forums made up of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities. The NNPCF has 100,000 members across England. In his role with the NNPCF Mrunal sits on numerous national boards and works closely with national government including the Department for Education, NHS England and Ofsted.
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.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, Mrunal has been a member of key government boards including the Department for Education’s Vulnerable Children’s Board, the School’s Recovery Advisory Group and NHS England’s children and young people’s stakeholder council. Mrunal was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours for services to children and young people with special educational needs and Disabilities including during the Covid 19 response.