Sean BaineChair of Board
Sean Baine is Chair of the Board.
Kate PickettCo-founder and Board member
Kate trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley, and is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. She co-founder of The Equality Trust and is co-author of The Spirit Level, and fellow of the RSA. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health, particularly the influences of such factors as income inequality, social class, neighborhood context and ethnic density on such varied outcomes as mortality and morbidity, teenage birth, violent crime, obesity, social mobility and health-related behaviors.
Richard WilkinsonCo-founder and board member
Richard has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. He studied economic history at LSE before training in epidemiology. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at UCL and a Visiting Professor at the University of York. Richard co-wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award and the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize. Richard is also a co-founder of The Equality Trust.
Cathy DebenhamBoard Member
Cathy Debenham is founder and director of YouGen, an organisation that helps people to make heir homes more energy efficient, and aims to build a UK where local power generation from renewable sources is the norm.
Judith MoranBoard member
Judith Moran is the Director of Quaker Social Action, an East London charity which supports people on a low income to find solutions to the issues affecting their lives.
Hetan ShahBoard member
Hetan Shah is Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society, a professional society devoted to the interests of statistics and statisticians.
Duncan ExleyExecutive Director
Duncan Exley is Executive Director of the Equality Trust. Duncan was previously Director of Campaigns at FairPensions (now ShareAction). Duncan has also worked for the Ramblers and London Cycling Campaign.
Bill KerrySupporters and Affiliated Groups Manager
Bill is a co-founder of The Equality Trust and works for the Trust part-time, looking after our network of supporters and autonomous local groups. Bill has written and blogged for various organisations including Oxfam and the pressure group Compass. Prior to the launch of the Trust, Bill worked as a Company Secretary across the private, charitable and social enterprise sectors, a role he now performs for the Trust as well.
Maddy PowerSenior Research and Policy Advisor
Maddy oversees The Equality Trust’s research and policy work. She holds an MSc in Social Policy (Research) from LSE and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York. Her research interests include poverty and social justice and discourses of welfare.
John HoodMedia and Communications Manager
John Hood is Media and Communications Manager at the Equality Trust. John previously worked at the Liberal Democrats' Policy and Research Unit.
Jo WittamsFinance and Administration Officer
Jo is part-time Finance and Administration Officer for the Equality Trust, having previously worked with The Judith Trust. Jo is also a Breastfeeding Counsellor and holds an MSc in Gender Studies.
Tim StaceyPolicy and Campaigns Officer
Tim Stacey is Policy and Campaigns Officer at the Equality Trust. Tim holds an MSc in Policy Research from the University of Bristol. Tim previously worked at the Joint Public Issues Team for the Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches.