Anita became Chief Executive of AVUK in 2013.  Anita is profoundly deaf after losing her hearing progressively from childhood and had successful cochlear implant surgery in 2006. She brings to the role personal insight into hearing impairment and a passion for improving the life chances of deaf children.

Before joining the charity, Anita had a successful career in the public sector.  As a senior civil servant, she led communications on the government’s  disability,  employers, pensions and poverty agendas, working with a succession of cabinet ministers, business leaders and third sector organisations.  She has worked at the Department for Education, Department of Social Security and her last position was at the Department for Work and Pensions as Head of Communications Group.

In 2014 Anita became the first CEO of a UK-based charity to be awarded the Macquarie David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship and was nominated for the 2015 Rising CEO of the Year at the Third Sector Awards.

Anita is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a governor of a primary school in Buckinghamshire and a former Trustee of Chiltern Citizens Advice Bureau.

In Dec 2016 Anita was awarded a Fellowship by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

Anita works full-time across our London and Oxfordshire centres. 

Please contact Anita by email or via Facetime.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @AnitaGrover

Facebook: Anita Avuk