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Angus SAMS Board Member

Angus Capie

Role: Board Member

Angus Capie has worked in the disability sector for over forty years. After studying at Victoria University and the University of Auckland he went to England to continue his studies. There he ended up running a large psychological service working with people with learning disabilities and their families. In 1990 he became the first Chief Executive of SAMS and retired in 2007.

Angus has written numerous books and papers on disability issues, and believes that we can only offer people with disabilities a decent life when we ensure that they and their family members, (where appropriate) have the key role in determining the services they use, and that they also play key roles in the developmental evaluation of programmes.

Angus currently does some consulting work, and is a volunteer on both the SAMS’ Board and on the Board on the NZ Prader Willi Association.

He is married to Ann, and has two sons and four grandchildren. They all live currently in Wellington.

Mob: 021 0739 549