Business Disability Forum
Member Since: 29th Jul 2020
Diane Lightfoot is CEO of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business Disability Forum’s 300+ members now employ around 20% of the UK workforce and 8 million people worldwide. They range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to technology, transport and construction companies, retailers, higher education providers and public services bodies.
Diane sits on a number of boards including the Government’s Disability Expert Advisory Panel, Work Autism and the Institute of Coding’s Diversity & Inclusion Board. She is Chair of the Disabled Students’ Stakeholder Group, a Commissioner for the newly formed Disability Commission, chaired by Lord Shinkwin and hosted by the Centre for Social Justice, and in her spare time is Chair of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
CEO Business Disability Forum
2nd Feb 2022
If the only change we make to our workplace practices post-Covid is the introduction of hybrid working, then we are missing a huge...People
10th Sep 2021
There has been much in the national and HR press recently on the topic of hybrid working with a recent survey from ACAS estimating that...Strategy