People

Staff Members

Executive Director

Dr Wanda Wyporska is Executive Director of The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. Awarded 'Best Charity CEO on Social Media 2020', she was also named as one of 21 to watch in 2021, by Charity Times. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at...

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.

Administrative Assistant

Jenny is our Administrative Assistant and joined us in February 2021. She has worked in the violence against women and children’s sector in Scotland and has an MSc in Equalities and Human Rights. Jenny lives on the Isle of Eigg where she also works for the NHS as a Rural Healthcare Support...

Senior Media and Communications Officer

Simon is a PR professional with an active interest in equality. He is trained in journalism and marketing communications. He has worked as a journalist with a black newspaper then moved to public relations. His public relations experience includes communication roles in Whitehall government...

Senior Research Officer

Sara joined The Equality Trust in February 2021 to run participatory research projects on COVID-19 and young people's employment rights. Sara holds a PhD in the sociology of human rights from the University of Essex’s Human
Rights Centre, where she conducted research into the extent to...

Board Members

Chair

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

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

Gerry Boyle is currently a town councillor in Surrey but previously spent thirty years working in consulting including as a Partner in one of the world's leading consulting firms.  He then spent several years working in international development for Oxfam and then CARE International UK, where he...

Trustee

Seun Onasanya is an associate in the Banking and Finance group at Clifford Chance (CC). He works within a team which advises financial institutions on structuring deals which facilitate balance sheet liquidity - with a particular focus on emerging markets. His main areas of practice are repack...

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

Kristiana is head of policy at the charity leaders’ network ACEVO. Prior to that she was policy and services manager at personal safety charity Suzy Lamplugh Trust. At the Trust Kristiana managed the National Stalking Helpline and was involved in the successful campaign for a new stalking law in...

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...

Patron 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...