Chief Executive is awarded OBE

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sally Byng, Chief Executive of Connect, was presented with an OBE for her services to speech and language therapy at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 9th February. The award makes Professor Byng one of only a handful of speech and language therapists ever to have received an OBE – and the only practising therapist in the UK to hold one. After the award ceremony Sally said “It’s a great honour to have received this award for something I feel so passionately about – that is working within established systems to challenge and change them, with the aim of benefiting people who live with communication disability”.