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Simon Fanshawe OBE

Broadcaster and Consultant, Diversity by Design

Simon is a co-founder and partner of Diversity by Design; a ground-breaking consultancy that works with organisations to develop diversity solutions to strategic questions, in order to build greater performance:

Diversity by Design’s current clients include: Aberdeen, Bath Spa, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Universities, Co-op Food, Sussex & Surrey Police, AIG, The Frontline, Thomson Reuters, Coventry City Council, the CBI. 

From 2007 – 2013, Simon was chairman of the University of Sussex Governing Council. He is currently on the Boards of Brighton Dome and Festival, The Museum of London, The Kaleidoscope Trust, POWERful Women. 

Simon was a co-founder of one of the most successful lobby and campaign groups in recent times; the lesbian and gay equality organisation Stonewall. He is now a co-founder of the Kaleidoscope Trust, supporting LGBTI activists abroad.

Simon is also a broadcaster, writer and pundit. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2013 for services to Higher Education, and was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights in the same year.