Diane Lightfoot

SpecialityCEO, Business Disability Forum

Diane Lightfoot is CEO of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business Disability Forum’s c.400 members now employ around 20% of the UK workforce and 8 million people worldwide. They range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to technology, transport and construction companies, retailers, higher education providers and public services bodies.

Diane is Co-Chair of the Disability Charities Consortium, Chair of the Disabled Students’ Stakeholder Group and a Commissioner for the Disability Commission, chaired by Lord Shinkwin and hosted by the Centre for Social Justice. She is passionate about the role of good work in transforming people’s lives.