Appointed to the House of Lords in 2010
Appointed to the House of Lords in 2010

Present Day

After meeting as members of the national wheelchair racing squad, Tanni Grey married Ian Thompson on 1st May 1999 at St John's Church, Cardiff.  Tanni says, "The National Championships are always the first week in May so we thought it would help us both remember our wedding anniversary!"

Daughter Carys was born in 2002.  Whenever possible Carys has accompanied her mum and dad to various sporting events at home and abroad.  Carys was at the 2008 Athens Paralympic Games to see her mum win her last two gold medals.

The Grey-Thompsons live in the North East of England.

Since her retirement, Tanni has continued to be involved in sport.  She is a director of UK Athletics and a member of the board of the London Marathon.

In 2008 Tanni was appointed as a member of Transport for London, where she chairs the Environment, Corporate and Planning Panel, and is a member of the Surface Transport and Safety, Health and Environment Assurance Panels.

In 2010 Tanni was appointed to the House of Lords, where she serves as a non party political crossbench peer.  Tanni took the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.  Tanni is a working peer and hopes to use her experience and knowledge to great effect in debates in the House.  She has most recently contributed in the Welfare Reform and Legal Aid Bill