Arun is widely recognised as a leading authority on equality, diversity and inclusion and secured his status having graduated with a Masters in Promoting Equality and Managing Diversity.
Nik has been working at a strategic and practitioner level in the public and third sectors in the fields of sport, health, community safety and regeneration for over 20 years.
Paula is a qualified licenced member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and is also a Charity Independent Examiner, being an affiliate member of The Association of Charity Independent Examiners, who has worked in the not for profit sector for over 25 years, and in the finance function for the last 20.
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.
Densign White became Chairman of Sporting Equals in 2016 and has been part of the organisation as trustee for over 4 years and is currently CEO of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.
Dame Di Ellis was appointed Chairman of British Rowing in 1989 and Executive Chairman in 1992 during which time the company has grown from a staff of 10 to 116 in 2012.
Lorraine was educated in three different continents giving her a unique perspective on cross-cultural matters. Born in Kenya, she spent her early childhood in East Africa, her teenage years in Brazil and pursued her college and university education in the UK, where she still lives.
Born in Bristol, Richard came to Birmingham to train as a teacher working in Smethwick before moving into Community Sport and recreation in Birmingham piloting Dual use in Lozells Birmingham.
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.