The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG honFRSE PC is to step down as Vice Patron of The Disabilities Trust.

Lord Robertson, who became Vice Patron for the Trust in 2009, was formerly Secretary of State for Defence and Secretary General of NATO.

After surviving a very serious car crash, Lord Robertson campaigned for road safety and is chairman of the Commission on Global Road Safety which spearheaded the drive for a UN 'Decade of Action' for safe roads. His interest in The Disabilities Trust stemmed from the work done by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s services and their ‘Look after your head’ campaign.

Irene Sobowale, CEO, thanked Lord Robertson “We are very grateful to Lord Robertson for his support. It is important to us that he has shown such an interest in our work that he was prepared to be our Vice Patron for so many years.”