Simon Fanshawe

Simon Fanshawe OBE

Co founder and partner
Diversity by Design

SIMON FANSHAWE OBE 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.

Recent clients include: Sheffield, Cardiff, Kingston, Hertfordshire, Nottingham, Exeter Universities, the Civil Service, FirstGroup, Costa, Virgin Media, the Co-op, GCHQ, NSPCC, The College of Policing, The Army, Thomson Reuters, AIG.

From 2007 – 2013 he was chairman of the University of Sussex governing Council. He is currently on the Boards of Brighton Dome and Festival, POWERful Women and The Museum of London. He has recently ended six years on the Board of Housing and Care 21.

He 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.

He is also a broadcaster, writer and pundit. He was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours list 2013 for services to Higher Education. And he was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights in 2013.

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