Sir Paul Ennals joined WAVE Trust as a trustee in September 2012. He was previously the chief executive of the National Children's Bureau, having previously been director of education and employment for the RNIB. He was vice-chairman of the government's National Advisory Group on Special Educational Needs from 1997 to 2001, chairman of the Council for Disabled Children from 1993–1998, and founder chairman of the Special Educational Consortium. He was knighted in the 2009 Birthday Honours. .