24/05/19

New chair for the Equal Opportunities in Nephrology committee

Ensuring that Renal Association trustees, council and committee members reflects the rich diversity of our membership is a central plank of the new RA 3 year strategy. Responsibility for diversity has been brought to board level, with Sally Hulton as lead trustee. Applications and balanced appointment panels from across the membership is a key focus.

I would like to thank Bhavvna Pandya who has worked with dedication to effectively raise and develop the issue of RA diversity as chair of the EON committee over the past 3 years. It has been greatly appreciated.

We wish to further support the EON group by embedding professional expertise, appointing Jen Barwell the RA HR officer as chair of the group. Jen will bring experience at the highest level and will support committee members in all aspects of practice. Strategic direction will continue to be generated by committee members.