Evelyn Asante-Mensah

Governance Director

Evelyn is a value driven professional woman who has worked with and been involved in a wide spectrum of organisations and partnerships for over 30 years, tackling inequalities in health and social care and promoting equality within the public voluntary and community sectors. Evelyn has 25 years experience as a non-executive director and chair across the sectors locally, regionally and nationally.

She has been recently appointed as Chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Chair of Arawak Walton Housing Association and Bridging the Gap (Manchester); she is also a appointed onto the Board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University where she has agreed to take the equality lead. Evelyn served as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission until January 2017. Evelyn received an OBE in the 2006, awarded in the New Year Honours List, an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 both for her work with BAME communities in health; she was included in the Independent’s 100 most influential LGBT people for 3 consecutive years and was shortlisted for the New View 50 most influential BAME people in the Public Sector.

Being a member and part of UKBP is a real privilege. UKBP has worked to bring the issues and needs of BAME LGBTQ to the fore, to show what talents, skills and experiences there are within our communities. I want to be able to use my skills, experiences gained over the years to help UKBP build on our tremendous achievements and take us from strength to strength. This is our time, UKBP is finally being recognised for what we do and how important UKBP is to BAME LGBTQ and its partners.

A very proud Ghanaian and Christian, Evelyn has 4 children and 2 grandchildren and lives with her civil partner of over 20 years.

Evelyn can be contacted evelyn@ukblackpride.org.uk

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