I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1966. My business career was spent in business unit management with responsibility for teams delivering technology projects to banks and airlines. Since then, I have had a number of expert by experience roles in diabetes. I am a member of the DAFNE Structured Education Executive Board, the National Diabetes Audit Partnership Board and also its Research Advisory Board, the DVLA Medical Advisory Panel on Diabetes, the DUK Diabetes Research Steering Group on Acute Care and I chair the Diabetes UK Council of People with Diabetes. Finally, I have just been appointed to the Diabetes Data Science Catalyst – Advisory Group. I am an advocate for the use of structured education for the self-management of diabetes as a means of improving long-term outcomes and quality of life along with access to technology to assist in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes for all patients.