Associate Director of Social Justice, Dartington Hall Trust

As a previous director of equality innovation at The Young Foundation, Ceri initiated and led our Gender Futures initiative, which developed new gender equality innovation and gender lens investment frameworks and projects, as well as wider work to increase the equality impact of our work.

Prior to this, she spent four years as chief executive of The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights. She was also head of practice and development at the British Institute of Human Rights, where she led a range of campaigns and practice initiatives to bring human rights to life in areas such as equality, health and social care, education, tackling poverty and strengthening the impact of civil society sector campaigning and advocacy.

As well as a number of roles building local, regional and national civil society equality organisations, Ceri also worked for Ireland’s Combat Poverty Agency, where she pioneered programmes to increase the voice and influence of traditionally excluded groups in national anti-poverty policy and the cross-border Peace and Reconciliation programme.

She is fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for public service in equality and social justice.


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Publication Posted on: 6 May 2016


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