Kumar was one of the first directors appointed to the board of Healtwatch Hertfordshire and subsequently was co-opted to LINk board in October 2012.
He is passionate that fair and equal access to Health Care both Medical and Surgical) and Social Care for ALL who need it. Being disabled himself, and having personally experienced at first hand the fallibility of provision of these services in the county, he is especially keen to espouse the importance for service providers to consider and treat clients/patients holistically instead of seeking to resolution for symptom at a time.
An Alumni of Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine London, Kumar’s working career spanned design projects in defence and communication industries through to latterly board positions in high technology business enterprises. As an MBA, he fully appreciates the need to achieve the delicate balance between costs and quality of service, and has stated his aim to campaign for the highest quality medical and social care service provisions in Hertfordshire.
Now in semi retirement, Kumar is actively involved with a number of local and national charities serving as Director/Trustee. As member of LINK he has contributed to Physical & Sensory Disabled Theme Group and has also carried out a number of PEAT and Enter & View visits. He is Treasurer of local charity Disability Watford; West Hertfordshire based Disability Access and Campaign Group. He also currently serves as Treasurer for Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) the sole national organisation which campaigns on behalf and for the benefit of all Disabled Motorists in the country.
Kumar lives in Radlett and his leisure interest include motorsports, both spectating and racing. In 2005 he obtained sponsorship and established a Disabled Karting Race Series which has rapidly grown in popularity since. He is currently working towards realising the ambition to create annual track day event for Disabled Drivers to gain thrills, spills and experience of driving popular race circuits.