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UK Athletics

uk athletics equality, diversity & inclusion advocate group 

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A group of UK Athletics staff members who are passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion have come together as part of the newly formed Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate group at the National Governing body. 

The group, supporting UK Athletics Equality, Diversity & Engagement Lead Donna Fraser in delivering ED&I initiatives, are also charged with positive engagement and promotion for the ED&I agenda among their peers at UKA.

Welfare and Safeguarding Administrator Laura Davies, Senior Performance Coordinator Lorna Dwyer and HR Advisor Charley Johnson are the first appointees to the group, and will use their roles and positions amongst key areas in the organisation to ensure the ED& I elements are positively regarded.

Laura Davies said:

“Inclusion in sport is important to me and so being part of this group will enable me to help make a difference to progress my own development.”

Lorna Dwyer:

“My passion is female leadership in sport and this opportunity will allow me to have a ‘voice’ while adding value to UKA’s ED&I objectives.”

Charley Johnson:

“I’ve always been interested in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and this is a great opportunity for me to improve my knowledge which will in turn support my role within HR.”

Speaking of the group of advocates, Donna Fraser said:

“I am delighted to be joined in my work with three positive, eloquent and passionate colleagues who understand the relevance of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda. with their voices, we can ensure all the workforce have a way to engage with the subject matter, and will also see clearly how this area can merge into existing practices and activities.”