Diane Lightfoot

CEO, Business Disability Forum
Diane Lightfoot

Diane Lightfoot

CEO, Business Disability Forum

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Diane Lightfoot, CEO, 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 employ around 20% of the UK workforce and 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, a group of nine major national disability charities in the UK. She is also Chair of the Disabled Students Stakeholder Group, and sits on the Institute of Coding’s Diversity & Inclusion Board, the Advisory board for the Centre for Neurodiversity Research at Work, the Steering Group for the RSA Inclusive Work, Disability and Ageing Network and the Steering Group for the Global Business Disability Network, hosted by the International Labor Organization.

Prior to joining Business Disability Forum in February 2017, Diane was Director of Policy and Communications for national disability charity United Response. Whilst at United Response, Diane also took on the strategic leadership of the organisation’s employment services as a whole and she is passionate about the role that good work has to play in transforming people’s lives.

Her twitter handle is @DianeLightfoot

All sessions by Diane Lightfoot

Panel discussion: Reimagining the office – designing inclusive spaces

11:30 - 12:10 (BST)
Leonardo Royal Hotel, London and online