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The work of the Chair and Commissioners is supported by a Directorate made up of a small team of civil servants. The team is led by our Director, Barbara-Ann Collins.

Deputy Director, Susan Green, manages much of the policy work, including violence against women.

Jennifer Cole leads on Women in the Economy supports the Violence Against Women policy manager. 

Shelly Dowrich leads our work on International and National mechanisms for equality including the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the International and European E-Network, on Migration and Asylum, on the Gender Equality Duty and on Honours. Within this Sarah Priest leads on International.

Mutanser Ashraf manages WNC’s external interface and leads on Women in Decision Making and oversees our outreach and communications work; this work is led by Jo Stradling and Sylvia Namata and includes events and conferences, work and communications with our partners.

Fiona Lamming is our Commissioner Relations Manager.

The WNC Directorate is often assisted by interns from the UK and overseas. For more information about current internship and vacancy opportunites please click here

The WNC currently has one intern; Jennifer Blair who is supporting WNC’s international work.

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