The Equality Trust Announces Dr Wanda Wyporska As New Executive Director

Dr Wanda Wyporska will join the Equality Trust as its new Executive Director on Thursday 1st September 2016.

Wanda is currently Lead Equalities Officer at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and previously worked at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and The League Against Cruel Sports. Wanda has studied at the universities of Oxford, London, and Cracow.

Commenting on her appointment, Sean Baine, Chair of the Equality Trust Board, said:

“I am delighted to announce that Wanda is joining us as Executive Director. Her outstanding experience means she is perfectly placed to guide the Equality Trust through a period full of challenges and opportunities.  Wanda will play a key role in delivering our strategy to build a more equal, just and fair society.”

Talking about her appointment, incoming Executive Director of the Equality Trust, Dr Wanda Wyporska said:

“I am delighted to be appointed to this exciting role at a time when inequality is rightly hitting the headlines again. The Equality Trust has played a vital role in driving inequality up the political and public agenda over the past seven years and I look forward to continuing to influence policy and public awareness on inequality. The public has become far more aware of the causes of inequality and its effects due to the Equality Trust’s high-quality research and analysis. Its robust policy solutions have provided a credible path to a more equal society. So it’s little wonder that so many, including the Prime Minster herself, support a reduction in social inequality.

“However, as recent events have shown, the UK remains a deeply divided nation. There has never been a more urgent time for analysis and action to build a more equal society of which we can all be proud.”

Notes to editors

The Equality Trust is a registered charity that campaigns to improve quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.

Dr Wyporska is available for interview.  

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