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.
Lorraine Deschamps MBE
Yun Hui Teoh
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.
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.
Arun Kang OBE
After starting his career as a youth worker, Arun worked as a BBC Radio producer for several years, before following his passion for social change and completing an MA in Promoting Equality and Managing Diversity. Arun is now the CEO of Sporting Equals, a national charity championing race equality in sport and is a leading authority on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) having worked in the field for over twenty years.
Director of Research and 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. Shaheen is on parental leave temporarily, returning early 2024.
Acting Director of Projects
Starting his journey in sports and physical activity sector as a coach 20 years ago whilst still at school, progressing to coordinating, regional, operational, partnerships, National management and now Director roles at some of the UK’s leading sport and physical activity delivery organisations. Sean is a leading authority on driving & inspiring his teams to deliver high quality outcomes.
Head of Governance and Administration
Marie is a highly skilled and accomplished administrator and manager with an impressive career spanning over 20 years. Her expertise encompasses a diverse range of areas including education, social support (with a focus on individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs as well as young and vulnerable people), team leadership and development, data analysis and reporting, research, governance, project and budget management, and marketing (including events management).
Marketing and Communications Manager
National Partnership Manager
Tim originally joined Sporting Equals in 2013 as the London Partnership Officer having graduated from the University of Bedfordshire where his involvement led to Bedfordshire being selected to host 12 Paralympics teams before their move to the Athlete Village for the London Paralympics Games in 2012. Now he leads community engagement.
Having known since the age of 8 that she wanted to work in the world of sport, and learning more about the power of using sport as a vehicle for change and social good at 17, Gemma has worked in sport for development for 20 years in a range of settings including education, corporate, National Governing Body, and charity in a variety of roles including research, policy, elite sports academy management, project management, and events.
Grants & Governance Coordinator
Research and Policy Officer