Liz Sayce OBE


Liz Sayce OBE was the interim chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) from August 2019 until August 2020.

She was the Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK until 31 May 2017, leading work to achieve equal participation for all, through programmes on independent living, career opportunities and shifts in cultural attitudes and behaviour. With a background in mental health and disability policy, previous roles include:

  • Director of Policy and Communications at the Disability Rights Commission
  • Policy Director of Mind

Liz led an independent review into disability employment programmes for government in 2011 and has published widely on mental health, disability and social participation. Liz is also:

She chairs a Commission on Equality in Mental Health, convened by the Centre for Mental Health.

Previous roles in government

  • Chair, SSAC