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

Amy Heppingstall
Amy HeppingstallNational Programmes Manager

Amy has been working at a management and strategic level in the private, public and third sector in sport, education and project management field for over 20 years.

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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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Emily Carter
Emily CarterPolicy and Engagement 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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Santosh Rai
Santosh RaiResearch Manager

Santosh has worked in the charity sector for more than 20 years both as a project manager and a charity consultant.

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Marie Jane
Marie JaneSenior Administration 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 PervezProject Support Officer

Hafzah is our Project Support Officer she works alongside our core team to support and deliver various projects that help promote ethnic diversity across the sports and physical activity sector.

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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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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 Edmonson
Craig EdmonsonTrustee

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

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