meet the team

Arun Kang OBE
Arun Kang OBEChief Executive

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.

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Nik Trivedi
Nik TrivediDirector of Development

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.

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Shaheen Bi
Shaheen Bi Director of Projects

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.

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Office Staff

Tim Masih
Tim MasihRegional Manager South

Tim originally joined Sporting Equals in 2013 as the London Partnership Officer having graduated from the University of Bedfordshire where his involvement led to Bedfordshire being selected to host 12 Paralympics teams before their move to the Athlete Village for the London Paralympics Games in 2012. Now he leads on projects and community engagement based in the south of Sporting Equals' reach.

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Jasneet Kaur
Jasneet KaurMarketing and Communications Manager

Jasneet trained originally as a journalist with the Press Association and then specialised in ethnic media looking at issues impacting diasporic communities.

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Marie Cartwright
Marie CartwrightRegional Manager North

Marie is the Regional Manager (North) at Sporting Equals, heading up project delivery and community engagement in the northern regions of Sporting Equals' reach.

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Marie Bagley
Marie BagleyOperations and Governance Manager

Marie is a highly experienced administrator and manager with over 20 years' experience ranging across education, social support, team leadership/development, data analysis and reporting, research, governance, project/budget management and marketing.

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Dr Vipavinee Artpradid
Dr Vipavinee ArtpradidResearch Manager

Vipavinee is the lead for all research-related tasks relating to bespoke and sector defining research that Sporting Equals supports and delivers. She is an educator and researcher with over 15 years of experience in teaching and research across secondary, tertiary, and higher education institutions in Southeast Asia and the UK.

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Charlotte Koi-Larbi
Charlotte Koi-LarbiMembership Officer Digital

Charlotte has always had a passion for enriching her community and draws on this in her role which supports our network of associate members with digital services. Having lived in both the United States and the United Kingdom she has always been a part of and worked with organisations that strive to improve the barriers that people from ethnically diverse communities encounter. Charlotte is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and believes it should always be paramount in anything we do.

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Densign White MBE
Densign White MBEChair

Densign White became Chair 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.

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Beverley Mason
Beverley Mason Senior Independent Director

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.

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Naz Deen
Naz DeenTrustee

Naz Deen has over 20 years of experience working and mentoring in the Sports Development, Youth, Charity and Voluntary Sector as well as schools and further education settings too.

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Lorraine Deschamps MBE
Lorraine Deschamps MBE Trustee

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.

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Craig Edmondson
Craig EdmondsonTrustee

Craig is a qualified chartered accountant with close to 20 years experience of working in the non-for-profit and charity sector.

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Urvasi Naidoo
Urvasi Naidoo Trustee

Urvasi is a sports lawyer and governance professional who currently works as Compliance and Contracts Manager at the Commonwealth Games Federation.

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Yun Hui Teoh
Yun Hui TeohTrustee

Yun Hui has been a dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of her life, and in her career, has striven to introduce and implement real structural change in the workplace as well as changes in mindset, norms and perceptions as a driver for improving access and equality of opportunity.

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Vanessa Wallace
Vanessa WallaceTrustee

Vanessa is a GB Paralympian, and the British record holder in F34 Seated Shot Put, Discus and Javelin.

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Barbara Thompson
Barbara ThompsonTrustee

Barbara has a varied portfolio of work experiences but over the last 13 years she has been supporting global companies to optimise their business performance.  She has been both an in-house internal consultant and a management consultant, the combination of those environments enhance her ability to advise and implement on strategies and design-led tactical experiences. 

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