Diversity and Inclusion


We are experts in leading major campaigns and our clients often come to us to support them specifically with complex diversity briefs.

  • Sport England, Increasing
    diversity in Sport
  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation,
    Board Appointments
  • Amsterdam University of the
    Arts, Diversity in the Arts’
    research group
  • Shaw Trust, Trustees

Sport England, Increasing diversity in Sport

In order to address the lack of diversity on sports boards across the UK, Perrett Laver were engaged by Sport England to identify 140 “board-ready” diverse candidates by 2020, offering them development and exposure to sector wide opportunities, and supporting the sports bodies Sport England fund with their recruitment strategies.

Alongside a consortium of partners, Perrett Laver are supporting all candidates in the growing network by providing workshops and webinars, networking, interview and deployment support.

Sport England

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, Board Appointments

Following the appointment of Professor Pascale Fournier (Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law and Vice-Dean of Research at the University of Ottawa) as President and CEO, we were appointed to support in the search for nine Board appointments, which included a number of appointees of Indigenous heritage including:
Madeline Redfern, Mayor, City of Iqaluit, Government of Nunavut and Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security, McGill University.

Amsterdam University of the Arts, Diversity in the Arts’ research group

Perrett Laver was engaged to appoint a quartermaster that would establish the foundations for a new ‘Diversity in the Arts’ research group at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK).

The university aims to be an inclusive and diverse organisation that welcomes students and employees and stimulates them to recognise each other and develop themselves and their talent optimally in an inclusive environment.

This research group will, among others, spearhead the efforts for diversity and inclusion within the University.

The appointee would sensitively discuss ideas, expectations and research area (s) and harness the expertise offered by the AHK employees, academic communities, and the professional field.

Shaw Trust, Trustees

Shaw Trust is proud to have supported disabled people, those with mental health challenges, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, ex-offenders, or the long-term unemployed for over 30 years.

One of the 25 largest charities in the UK, their goal is to create an inclusive world where everyone achieves their potential and positively impacts their community. Shaw Trust were seeking Trustees to increase the size of their Board, as well as to make their governance more diverse and representative of the communities they serve.

After an extensive UK-wide search spanning multiple sectors and interest groups, four Trustees were selected to join Shaw Trust’s Board.

Steph Cutler, Head of Employment at Thomas Pocklington Trust; Chanelle Gray joined the Civil Service as a court usher; Annamarie Hassall MBE is Director of Practice and Programmes at National Children’s Bureau; Marie-Claire O’Brien is the award winning CEO and founder of the New Leaf Initiative.

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