We are delighted to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors. Each brings a fresh set of skills, enthusiasm and experience and expertise to our Board as we move into the next phase of our development.
Mark Greenburgh is a solicitor specialising in equalities and discrimination law. He has practised for the past 18 years at an international law firm in the City of London, where he was the Head of the Public Sector Group. During this time Mark advised Local Authorities, Hospitals, Housing Associations, social care providers, Universities and Schools, and government agencies – and their employees, on a range of employment and equality issues. This has included, disability, race, sexual orientation and transgender discrimination cases.
Mark has also served as an elected member of a county council, a school governor, a charity trustee and is currently a co-opted member of the City of London Corporation’s Standards Committee and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Lou Hart has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice. She has developed and delivered projects, programmes and training in a variety of subjects including domestic violence awareness, LGBTQ+ awareness, sex discrimination awareness, age regulations and also specialises in community safety and crime reduction and particularly in justice, visibility and hate crime.
In addition, she has undertaken Senior Management for regeneration programmes, Local Authority community safety departments, LGBTQ+ charities and grant-giving appraisal programmes.
Lou has designed, developed and secured funding for some of the most innovative projects in her field including the first Street Sanctuary scheme for LGBTQ+ people in Europe. She also researched and delivered reports and audits including crime reduction and community safety for different London Boroughs, youth crime for Derbyshire, Safer Industrial Sites and Safer Stations in London.
She has undertaken equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility audits on behalf of construction companies and was a Critical Incident Advisor to the Metropolitan Police as well as being a member of the Met’s LGBT Advisory Group.
More recently, Lou represented the Fawcett Society on Devon County Council and delivered training to Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police in Sex Discrimination Awareness. As an Associate of the Diversity Trust Lou engaged in project development. As a new Director she hopes to utilise her specialisms and skills to help further promote equality, diversity and inclusion equality.