Nicola Bedlington has been EPF's Special Advisor since late April 2019. She used to be Secretary General of EPF, and was previously the Executive Director since the setting up of the EPF Secretariat in June 2006. She provides support to the leadership of EUPATI programme, PARADIGM project and DATA SAVES LIVES initiative. She also supports the Patient Access Partnership (PACT), and provides general advisory and strategic guidance.
Before joining EPF she worked as an external expert for the European Commission on disability policy and NGO cooperation and was the first Director of the European Disability Forum during the 90s. More recently she led the ENSI Secretariat, an OECD initiated international governmental network on education and sustainable development.