Introducing the Diversity & Inclusion Task and Finish Group

Meet the people leading our work on diversity and inclusion issues.

14 Oct 2020

Introducing the Diversity & Inclusion Task and Finish Group

Meet the people leading our work on diversity and inclusion issues.

There was an incredible response to our advert for members to join the Diversity & Inclusion Task and Finish Group to consider the issue of diversity and inclusion in the conservation profession and to develop recommendations for action. The group have now completed the selection and had their first meeting. We will be hearing a lot more as the work progresses but here’s a brief introduction...

Pierrette Squires

Pierrette Squires

Chair

Lucie Mascord

Lucie Mascord

Group Secretary

Laura O'Farrell

Laura O'Farrell

Misa Tamura

Misa Tamura

Clair Walton

Clair Walton

Clara Low

Clara Low

Megan de Silva

Megan de Silva

Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Kendall Francis

Kendall Francis

Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

The T&F group is made up of 10 people:

6 Icon Members & 4 Trustees

Membership status: Accredited & Non Accredited

Employment status: Employed, Unemployed, Contracted, Freelance, Student and Intern-  working for a mix of private, trusts, local government & nationals

Conservator & Non Conservators with experience ranging from Student to Emerging conservators to Mature practitioners.

Specialisms: Management, Preventive, World cultures, Paintings, Books & Paper, Textiles, Archaeology, Natural History, Archives

Diverse characteristics we cover:

Race: We have People of Colour (POC) or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ( BAME ) and White

Pregnancy & Maternity: We have one pregnant member and a number of parents

Age: A wide range of ages

Disability: We represent a wide range of disabilities including sensory, physical, chronic illness, mental health, dyspraxia & neurodiversity

Marriage & Civil partnership: we have married, unmarried and widowed members

Sex: male & female members

Gender reassignment / identity: Our least diverse area, most members identify as women

Sexual Orientation: LGBT+ : We represent a range of identities 

Religion: We have a mix of religious & atheist members

Socioeconomic background: We represent a range of backgrounds

Education: A mix of formal academic & alternative routes in to the profession

Nationality: We represent a mixture of nationalities, predominantly UK citizens some born outside the UK, some immigrants

Geographic regions we cover : Wales, Scotland, NW England, Midlands, London, Sussex, Switzerland

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