meet the team

Arun Kang OBE
Arun Kang OBEChief Executive

Arun is widely recognised as a leading authority on equality, diversity and inclusion and secured his status having graduated with a Masters in Promoting Equality and Managing Diversity.

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Nik Trivedi
Nik TrivediDirector of Development

Nik has been working at a strategic and practitioner level in the public and third sectors in the fields of sport, health, community safety and regeneration for over 20 years.

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Shaheen Bi
Shaheen Bi Director of Projects

Shaheen graduated from Sunderland University in 2000 with a Business Studies Degree, and began her career in the housing sector working for the National Housing Federation and the Birmingham Social Housing Partnership supporting housing policy in the midlands region.

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Office Staff

Emily Carter
Emily CarterPolicy and Advocacy Manager

Emily is a policy and campaigns executive with experience in the private and the third sector. Emily has proven experience with running political campaigns, lobbying politicians, engaging and building relationships with stakeholders and conducting and reporting full consultations.

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Jasneet Kaur
Jasneet KaurMarketing and Communications Manager

Jasneet trained originally as a journalist with the Press Association and then specialised in ethnic media looking at issues impacting diasporic communities.

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Marie Jane
Marie JaneOperations and Governance Manager

Marie is a highly experienced administrator and manager with over 20 years' experience ranging across education, social support, team leadership/development, data analysis and reporting, research, governance, project/budget management and marketing.

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Hafzah Pervez
Hafzah PervezDevelopment Support Officer

Hafzah is our Development Support Officer, she provides support relating to development, advocacy, and events across the organisation

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Trustees

Densign White MBE
Densign White MBEChair

Densign White became Chair of Sporting Equals in 2016 and has been part of the organisation as trustee for over 4 years and is currently CEO of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

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Beverley Mason
Beverley Mason Senior Independent Director

Beverley has seen first hand how heritage, sports and the arts are vital engines that inspire, fuel and sustain individuals to be their very best, transforming lives and communities. Her father, a former WI forces boxing champion in the Caribbean and her mother a budding pianist provide the bedrock to her values.

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Naz Deen
Naz DeenTrustee

Naz Deen has over 20 years of experience working and mentoring in the Sports Development, Youth, Charity and Voluntary Sector as well as schools and further education settings too.

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Lorraine Deschamps MBE
Lorraine Deschamps MBE Trustee

Lorraine was educated in three different continents giving her a unique perspective on cross-cultural matters. Born in Kenya, she spent her early childhood in East Africa, her teenage years in Brazil and pursued her college and university education in the UK, where she still lives.

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Craig Edmondson
Craig EdmondsonTrustee

Craig is a qualified chartered accountant with close to 20 years experience of working in the non-for-profit and charity sector.

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Urvasi Naidoo
Urvasi Naidoo Trustee

Urvasi is a sports lawyer and governance professional who currently works as Compliance and Contracts Manager at the Commonwealth Games Federation.

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Christine Ohuruogu MBE
Christine Ohuruogu MBE Trustee

Christine is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres, the event for which she is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion

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Yun Hui Teoh
Yun Hui TeohTrustee

Yun Hui has been a dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of her life, and in her career, has striven to introduce and implement real structural change in the workplace as well as changes in mindset, norms and perceptions as a driver for improving access and equality of opportunity.

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Barbara Thompson
Barbara ThompsonTrustee

Barbara has a varied portfolio of work experiences but over the last 13 years she has been supporting global companies to optimise their business performance.  She has been both an in-house internal consultant and a management consultant, the combination of those environments enhance her ability to advise and implement on strategies and design-led tactical experiences. 

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Vanessa Wallace
Vanessa WallaceTrustee

Vanessa is a GB Paralympian, and the British record holder in F34 Seated Shot Put, Discus and Javelin.

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