People

Staff Members

Executive Director

Dr Wanda Wyporska is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York, a trustee of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), Redthread...

Finance and Operations Manager

Jo is part-time Finance and Operations Manager for the Equality Trust, having previously worked at The Judith Trust. Jo is also a Breastfeeding Counsellor and holds an MSc in Gender Studies.

Equal Pay Campaigns Officer

Rianna is a full-time Campaigns Officer for the Equality Trust, leading on our #EqualPay50 campaign to highlight the failure of UK employers to adhere to the legal obligations to pay workers equally, regardless of gender...

Fair Pay Campaigner

John runs our Fair Pay Campaign looking at both gender pay gaps and the ratios between chief executive pay and that of their workforce. John has extensive experience of community and trade union organising and hopes to use that experience to develop an effective strategy to effect positive...

Campaigns and Administrative Assistant

Frankie works as the Campaigns and Administrative Assistant working with The Equality Trust's speaker network and as the co-secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty. He is also working with partner organisation...

Local Groups Organiser

Angela is the Local Groups Organiser for the Equality Trust focusing on supporting existing and new local groups to grow in their capacity to effect change locally. 

Angela has organised in trade union and community campaign organisations both in the UK and Australia, focusing on activist...

Board Members

Chair and co-founder

Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and the University’s Champion for Research on Justice and Equality; she is a Fellow of the RSA and of the UK Faculty of Public Health. Kate’s research focuses on the social determinants of...

Trustee

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.

Trustee

Priya Lukka is an economist in international development committed to looking at the neocolonial reasons that poverty still exists in a world abundant with resources. She has worked with government policymakers, civil society organisations, social movements and international development agencies...

Trustee

Fran Darlington-Pollock is a Lecturer in Population Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool. As a population and health geographer, Fran’s research focusses on understanding inequality in society, with a particular interest in marginalised populations...

Trustee

George Weyman advises on strategy and digital transformation at the British Red Cross. A Clore Leadership Fellow (2015/16), George is chair of The Cambridge Commons, a local group campaigning on inequality. He supported the development of imagine2027...

Trustee

Loveday Shewell is an accountant, working until recently as an independent advisor to on strategic planning, financial and general management mostly in the contemporary visual arts.  Projects included the management of change and board development in the voluntary sector as well as planning and...

Trustee

James is a Specialist for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, where he manages inquiries into the Government’s foreign policy. Originally from Warrington, he studied at the University of Leeds before moving to London in 2018 to start working in Westminster. Besides Parliament and the...

Patrons

Patron and co-founder

Richard studied economic history and the philosophy of science at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology.  From the 1970s onwards, his research focused on of social class differences in death rates.  He has played a formative role in international research on the social...