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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Diane Lightfoot: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Diane Lightfoot

Company Name: Business Disability Forum

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Diane joined Business Disability Forum as Chief Executive Officer in February 2017 after moving from her former role as Director of Policy and Communications for United Response, a leading national disability charity. During her 13 years at United Response, Diane led and developed the charity’s campaigning, public affairs and lobbying activity, with a particular focus on promoting employment for disabled people. She subsequently took on the strategic leadership of the organisation’s employment services as a whole and is passionate about the role that good work has in transforming people’s lives.

Diane meets regularly with Business Disability Forum Partners and Members and also works closely with Government to help shape disability employment policy. She is a member of the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Professional Advisers Group, the Disability Expert Advisory Panel for the Civil Service and the new Civil Service Diverse Leadership Taskforce.

Previously Diane has held responsibility for marketing and membership for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and at the Pre-School Learning Alliance, a national children’s educational charity, after starting her career in local government.

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Seminar Title: Employability Panel Session Day One

A panel discussion on the problems, best practice, and opportunities of employing disabled people.

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