Because more equal societies work better for everyone


Staff Members

Executive Director
Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, where she is responsible to the Board of Trustees for leading the work of the organisation in its mission to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing social and economic inequality. In her previous post, she established a...
Media 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.
Supporters and Local Groups Manager
Bill is a co-founder of The Equality Trust and looks after our supporters and affiliated local groups. Previously, Bill worked as a Company Secretary across the private, charitable and social enterprise sectors, a role he now performs for the Trust as well. He is also a Non-Executive...
Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager
Lucy Shaddock is Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager at the Equality Trust. She holds an MSc in Public Policy from University College London and previously worked at the Institute for Government.
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.

Board Members

Chair of Board
Sean Baine is Chair of the Board.
Co-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...
Board 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.
Board Member
Tom is responsible investment co-ordinator at the International Transport Workers’ Federation. This is a recently created post to support trade union work in the capital markets in Europe. Prior to this he was Head of Communications at PIRC, and previously was a senior policy officer at the...
Co-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...
Board Member
Zoe Williams has been a columnist on the Guardian since 2000 - previously, she wrote a column for the London Evening Standard.  She has appeared on various current affairs and discussion shows and written for a load of magazines. She was 2013's Print Journalist of the Year for the...

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