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Kiran Johnson – Strategic Manager

Kiran has worked for East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the past 8 years in the equality and diversity field.  Kiran has developed policy in relation to equality agenda and set up engagement groups for public sector organisations to hear the views of hard to reach groups.  Kiran has extensive experience of working with hard to reach and marginalised communities.

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Damian Johnson – Business Manager

Damian has worked within the private sector for more than a decade in various business development and management roles.  Damian’s areas of expertise include tender and grant management, policy and strategy development and financial management.


Our Trustees



Kirk Akdemir 

CEO of AA Global Language Services, Lecturer at University of Warwick, DPSI qualified Linguist and invigilator for UK language exams. Kirk has over 15 years’ experience in working with both the public and private sector delivering cultural awareness and business diversity programmes.


Carol Jones

17 years of project experience in the Education Sector undertaking quantitative and qualitative research. 10 years public sector procurement experience. ISO Quality Management. Qualifications include Prince2 Project Management, MA in International Studies, CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).


Burcu Akdemir